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Silk Road Medical Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silk Road Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SILK), a company focused on reducing the risk of stroke and its devastating impact, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

“Our first quarter results were characterized by meaningful progress on several commercial and operational initiatives and strong financial performance,” said Erica Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silk Road Medical. “Procedure trends are improving, and we are working closely with our trained physicians to drive adoption of TCAR as the environment normalizes. Simultaneously, we are driving forward development efforts aimed at new indications, therapies, and market opportunities.”

The company also announced that the FDA has approved an IDE for its feasibility study in acute ischemic stroke, Neuroprotection in Transcarotid Embolectomy (NITE-1).

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Revenue for the first quarter of 2021 was $22.1 million, an increase of $3.1 million or 16%, compared to the first quarter of 2020.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2021 was $16.5 million compared to $13.7 million for the first quarter of 2020. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2021 increased to 75% compared to 72% in the first quarter of 2020, primarily due to lower fixed costs per unit from increased production volume in comparison with prior period. Gross margin in the three months ended March 31, 2020 was impacted by unfavorable production variances as a result of temporarily idled manufacturing operations due to COVID-19.

Operating expenses were $26.7 million for the first quarter of 2021, compared to $22.8 million in the corresponding prior year period, which represents an increase of 17%. The increase was driven by growth in personnel and continued commercialization initiatives as well as the timing of certain research and development expenses, partially offset by the reduction in travel, tradeshow and other expenses due to COVID-19 compared to the first quarter of 2020.

Net loss was $10.7 million in the first quarter of 2021, or a loss of $0.31 per share, as compared to a loss of $9.9 million, or $0.32 per share, in the corresponding period of the prior year.

Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments were $136.1 million as of March 31, 2021.

2021 Financial Guidance
Silk Road Medical projects revenue for the full year 2021 to range from $103 million to $108 million. This compares to previous revenue guidance of $102 million to $108 million.

Conference Call
Silk Road Medical will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 to discuss its first quarter 2021 financial results. The call may be accessed through an operator by calling (844) 883-3861 for domestic callers and (574) 990-9820 for international callers using conference ID: 9973707. A live and archived webcast of the event will be available at  

About Silk Road Medical
Silk Road Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SILK), is a medical device company located in Sunnyvale, California, that is focused on reducing the risk of stroke and its devastating impact. The company’s flagship procedure, Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), is clinically proven to treat blockages in the carotid artery at risk of causing a stroke. For more information on how Silk Road Medical is delivering brighter patient outcomes through brighter clinical thinking, visit and connect on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.        

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our business, financial guidance, progress made on achieving our corporate goals, and the overall strength of our business and culture. Such statements are based on current assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, include risks described in the section entitled Risk Factors and elsewhere in our filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Silk Road’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2021. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and should not be unduly relied upon. Silk Road Medical disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Lynn Lewis or Caroline Paul
Gilmartin Group

Michael Fanucchi
Silk Road Medical

Statements of Operations Data
(Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data)

 Three Months Ended March 31,
Revenue$22,053  $18,933 
Cost of goods sold 5,538   5,250 
Gross profit 16,515   13,683 
Operating expenses:   
Research and development 5,484   3,131 
Selling, general and administrative 21,194   19,692 
Total operating expenses 26,678   22,823 
Loss from operations (10,163)  (9,140)
Interest income 95   404 
Interest expense (623)  (1,202)
Other income (expense), net (3)  (3)
Net loss (10,694)  (9,941)
Other comprehensive loss:   
Unrealized gain (loss) on investments, net (34)  440 
Net change in other comprehensive loss (34)  440 
Net loss and comprehensive loss$(10,728) $(9,501)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.31) $(0.32)
Weighted average common shares used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted 34,336,433   31,338,310 

Balance Sheets Data
(Unaudited, in thousands)

 March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020
Current assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$94,575  $69,466 
Short-term investments 41,497   78,016 
Accounts receivable, net 11,106   9,070 
Inventories 11,960   9,989 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,757   6,787 
Total current assets 163,895   173,328 
Property and equipment, net 2,777   2,844 
Restricted cash 310   310 
Other non-current assets 2,680   2,832 
Total assets$169,662  $179,314 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity   
Current liabilities   
Accounts payable$2,923  $2,598 
Accrued liabilities 13,291   16,957 
Total current liabilities 16,214   19,555 
Long-term debt 48,574   48,533 
Other liabilities 3,720   3,726 
Total liabilities 68,508   71,814 
Stockholders' equity   
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value -   - 
Common stock, $0.001 par value 34   34 
Additional paid-in capital 350,699   346,318 
Accumulated other comprehensive income 6   39 
Accumulated deficit (249,585)  (238,891)
Total stockholders' equity 101,154   107,500 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$169,662  $179,314