Vermillion: Aspira Women’S Health Reports Fourth Quarter And

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.
Full Year 2020 Financial Results
Conference Call scheduled for today, March 25
 at 4:30 p.m. ET
AUSTIN, Texas — March 25, 2021
 — Aspira Women’s Health Inc. (“Aspira”) (Nasdaq: AWH), a bio-analytical based women’s health company focused on gynecologic disease, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020.
“In a year dominated by the pandemic, we delivered strong stock price appreciation, growth in revenue and test volume, and financial stability. In addition, we strengthened our team and board of directors. We are starting 2021 by announcing an accelerated product launch of OVASight, a new strategic partnership and increases in our sales footprint
stated Valerie Palmieri, President and CEO.
Recent Corporate Highlights 
Acceleration of Launch Date of OVASight to Fourth Quarter 2021
announced the acceleration of the target launch date of  OVASight to the fourth quarter of 2021 with full national availability in 2022. This test allows physicians to classify suspected benign masses as low or high risk for malignancy to help guide clinical management. The test is specifically designed for a population with a low prevalence of disease, and we estimate it may reach approximately 1.2 million to 1.5 million additional women in the United States.
Strategic Research Collaboration to Develop a Combined Technology Product- 
Development of Highly Sensitive and Specific Proteomic and
Transcriptomics
Early Detection Test For Women With High-Risk Of Ovarian Cancer
Aspira announced it has entered into an agreement with Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and
Medical University Lodz
to evaluate their jointly-developed novel microRNA (miRNA) technology in combination with current Aspira technologies, for the development of a highly sensitive and specific early detection test for women with high-risk of ovarian cancer.
New York Medicaid Coverage
We announced coverage by New York State Medicaid – one of the larger Medicaid populations in the U.S., covering 33% of the population in the state. This is a significant add to serve this underserved population in New York State, and this will bring our total covered lives to approximately 179M or 54% of the U.S. population as of April 1, 2021.
Financing
On February 8, 2021, the Company completed an offering of Aspira common stock resulting in net proceeds of approximately $48.4 million, including full exercise of the underw
iters option to purchase additional shares and after giving effect to underwriting discounts but before expenses.
Board Update
 Aspira announced the appointment of Nicole Sandford to its board of directors. The board is now 71% female.
Financial Highlights
Quarter over Quarter Results – Fourth Quarter 2020 versus Fourth Quarter 2019:
Total product and genetics volumes were relatively flat at 3,937 units compared to 3,950 units in the fourth quarter of last year
Total product and genetics revenue increased 11% to $1.4 million up from $1.3 million in the fourth quarter of last year
Year over Year Results – Full Year of 2020 versus Full Year 2019:
Total product and genetics volumes increased 7% to 13,864 units up from 12,994 units in 2019
Total product and genetics revenue increased 5% to $4.6 million up from $4.4 million in 2019
Fourth Quarter Highlights:
Total Product and genetics revenue was $1.446 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, compared to $1.239 million for the third quarter 2020. The 17% sequential increase is primarily due to an increase in OVA1plus test volume compared to the prior quarter. Prior year fourth quarter total product and genetics revenue was $1.306 million.
The number of OVA1plus tests performed increased 7% to approximately 3,849 OVA1plus tests during the three months ended
compared to approximately 3,596 OVA1plus tests for the third quarter. This test volume increase was primarily due to our continued investment in commercialization and a further increase in patient doctor visits as patients have adjusted to the COVID-19 environment.  Prior year fourth quarter OVA1plus tests performed was 3,854.
Gross profit on OVA1plus product revenue was $695 thousand (50% profit margin) for the fourth quarter 2020 compared to $547 thousand for the third quarter of 2020 (45% profit margin). Prior year fourth quarter OVA1plus gross profit was $619 thousand (48% profit margin).
Research and development expenses for the fourth quarter 2020 were $734 thousand compared to $244 thousand the same period in 2019. This increase was primarily due to product development costs related to OVASight,
our third-generation serial monitoring product, as well as investments in bioinformatics and Aspira Synergy, a decentralized platform and cloud service technology.
Sales and marketing expenses for the fourth quarter 2020 were $2.843 million compared to $2.076 million the same period in 2019. This increase was primarily due to increased expenditures on marketing to improve product awareness as well as investments in personnel.
General and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter 2020 were $2.728 million compared to $1.600 million for the same period in 2019. This increase was primarily due to an increase in legal expenditures, board of director fees, which included the cash settlement of restricted stock units to defray tax liabilities resulting from earlier-granted restricted stock units, and headcount and personnel-related expenses in the fourth quarter.
The Company ended the year with approximately $16.6 million in cash. Cash utilization in the fourth quarter of 2020 was $4.205 million, compared to $2.933 million in the prior year fourth quarter. 
On February 8, 2021, the Company completed a public offering of its common stock resulting in net proceeds of approximately $48.4 million, after giving effect to underwriting discounts but before expenses
Conference Call and Webcast
Aspira will host a call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss results followed by a question and answer period.
Thursday March 25
@ 4:30pmET
877-407-4018 ß Investors Dial
201-689-8471 ß Int’l Investors Dial
13717832 ß Conference ID
Webcast: 
http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=144003
bout Aspira Women’s Health Inc.
Aspira is transforming women’s health with the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative testing options and bio-analytical solutions that help physicians assess risk, optimize patient management and improve gynecologic health outcomes for women. OVA1®plus combines our FDA-cleared products OVA1® and OVERA® to detect risk of ovarian malignancy in women with adnexal masses. Aspira GenetiX
 testing offers both targeted and comprehensive genetic testing options with a gynecologic focus.  With over 10 years of expertise in ovarian cancer risk assessment Aspira has expertise in cutting-edge research to inform our next generation of products. Our focus is on delivering products that allow healthcare providers to stratify risk, facilitate early detection and optimize treatment plans.
Visit our website for more information about our products at
www.aspirawh.com
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Words such as “may,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “plans,” “seeks,” “could,” “should,” “continue,” “will,” “potential,” “projects” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Aspira’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as supplemented by the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Aspira’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020. The events and circumstances reflected in Aspira’s forward-looking statements may not be achieved or occur and actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  Aspira expressly disclaims any obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statements to reflect events, new information or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release, except as required by law.
Investor Relations Contact:
Ashley R. Robinson
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Tel 617-535-7742
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in Thousands, Except Share and Par Value Amounts)
(Unaudited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
16,631 

11,703 

Accounts receivable
865 

924 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
1077 

758 

Inventories
30 

25 

Total current assets
18,603 

13,410 

Property and equipment, net
583 

353 

Right-of-use assets
406 

52 

Other assets
13 

Total assets
19,605 

13,828 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
1,149 

855 

Accrued liabilities
3,618 

2,588 

Current portion long-term debt
999 

193 

Short-term debt
611 

303 

Lease liability
23 

39 

Total current liabilities
6,400 

3,978 

Non-current liabilities:
Long-term debt
3,077 

1,099 

409 

Total liabilities
9,886 

5,090 

Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 150,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019; 104,619,876 and 97,286,157 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively
105 

97 

Additional paid-in capital
449,680 

430,802 

Accumulated deficit
(440,066)

(422,161)

Total stockholders’ equity
9,719 

8,738 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Amounts in Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)
Three Months Ended
Year Ended December 31,
Revenue:
1,402 

1,284 

4,530 

4,404 

Genetics
44 

22 

108 

Service
112 

Total revenue
1,446 

1,308 

4,651 

4,538 

Cost of revenue
707 

665 

2,500 

2,378 

504 

898 

295 

69 

17 

670 

Total cost of revenue
1,215 

792 

3,415 

3,343 

231 

516 

1,236 

1,195 

Operating expenses:
734 

244 

2,104 

1,018 

2,843 

2,076 

8,843 

9,645 

2,728 

1,600 

8,270 

5,810 

Total operating expenses
6,305 

3,920 

19,217 

16,473 

Loss from operations
(6,074)

(3,404)

(17,981)

(15,278)

Interest income (expense), net
(4)

59 

Other income (expense), net
(3)

66 

(18)

Net loss
(6,081)

(3,387)

(17,905)

(15,237)

Net loss per share - basic and diluted
(0.06)

(0.03)

(0.18)

Weighted average common shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per common share
104,213,070 

97,253,311 

100,723,303 

86,595,581 

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense included in cost of revenue and operating expenses:
(1)  Cost of revenue
33 

21 

106 

(2)  Research and development
(3)  Sales and marketing
228 

124 

(4)  General and administrative
265 

248 

1,180 

986 

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