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Obalon Announces First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBLN), a vertically integrated medical technology company with the first and only FDA-approved swallowable, gas-filled intragastric balloon system for the treatment of obesity, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. On January 19, 2020 the Company signed a definitive agreement for a merger with ReShape Lifesciences Inc.

Financial results for the first quarter of 2021

Revenue for the first quarter of 2021 was none, compared to $0.8 million for the first quarter of 2020, with the decrease primarily due to the suspension of operations in the second quarter of 2020. Net loss for the first quarter of 2021 was $4.2 million, compared to $5.3 million for the first quarter of 2020. Net loss per share for the first quarter of 2021 was $0.44, compared to $0.68 for the first quarter of 2020.

Cost of revenue was none for the first quarter of 2021, down from $0.5 million for the first quarter of 2020. Gross profit for the first quarter of 2021 was none compared to a gross profit of $0.2 million for the first quarter of 2020.

Research and Development expense for the first quarter of 2021 totaled $0.1 million, down from $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2020. Selling, General and Administrative expense increased to $4.1 million for the first quarter of 2021, compared to $3.9 million for the first quarter of 2020.

Operating loss for the first quarter of 2021 was $4.2 million, down from a loss of $4.9 million for the first quarter of 2020.

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $9.0 million and $0.4 million of debt related to its Payroll Protection Program loan.

About Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.

Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBLN) is a San Diego-based company focused on developing and commercializing novel technologies for weight loss.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not purely historical regarding Obalon’s or its management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations and strategies for the future, including those related to new products and their potential benefits. All forward-looking statements and reasons why results might differ included in this press release are made as of the date of this release, based on information currently available to Obalon, deal with future events, are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in those forward looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from Obalon’s current expectations are more fully described in Obalon’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021, and its other reports, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, Obalon assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement after the date of this report or to conform these forward-looking statements to actual results.


(in thousands, except shares and per share data)

 Three Months ended March 31,
 2021     2020 
Revenue$  $780 
Cost of revenue    541 
Gross profit    239 
Operating expenses:     
Research and development 112   1,257 
Selling, general and administrative 4,056   3,893 
Total operating expenses 4,168   5,150 
Loss from operations (4,168)  (4,911)
Interest income (expense), net 1   35 
Other expense    (385)
Net loss (4,167)  (5,261)
Net loss and comprehensive loss$(4,167) $(5,261)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.44) $(0.68)
Weighted-average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted 9,444,241   7,725,205 


(in thousands, except shares and par value data)

 March 31,    December 31,
 2021  2020 
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents$8,972  $3,905 
Other current assets 3,822   3,930 
Total current assets 12,794   7,835 
Lease right-of-use assets 421   521 
Property and equipment, net 891   957 
Clinical-use assets 1,304   1,304 
Other long-term assets 1,933    
Total assets$17,343  $10,617 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity     
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable$582  $615 
Accrued compensation 602   65 
Debt 430    
Other current liabilities 4,699   3,802 
Current portion of lease liabilities 550   564 
Total current liabilities 6,863   5,046 
Lease liabilities, long-term 344   438 
Long-term debt    430 
Other long-term liabilities 38   38 
Total liabilities 7,245   5,952 
Commitments and contingencies (See Note 10)     
Stockholders’ equity:     
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, 10,021,568 and 7,770,698 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively 10   8 
Additional paid-in capital 199,019   189,421 
Accumulated deficit (188,931)  (184,764)
Total stockholders’ equity 10,098   4,665 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$17,343  $10,617 


(in thousands)

 Three months ended March 31,
 2021     2020 
Operating activities:     
Net loss$(4,167) $(5,261)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:     
Depreciation 66   103 
Stock-based compensation 91   470 
Amortization of right-of-use assets 100   122 
Change in operating assets and liabilities:     
Accounts receivable, net    (176)
Inventory    (326)
Other current assets 108   (2,828)
Other long-term assets (1,933)   
Accounts payable (33)  422 
Accrued compensation 537   (446)
Deferred revenue    38 
Lease liabilities, net (108)  (14)
Other current and long-term liabilities 897   3,082 
Net cash used in operating activities (4,442)  (4,814)
Investing activities:     
Purchases of property and equipment    (326)
Net cash used in investing activities    (326)
Financing activities:     
Proceeds from exercise of warrants 9,509    
Net cash provided by financing activities 9,509    
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 5,067   (5,140)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 3,905   14,055 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$8,972  $8,915 

CONTACT: For Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.

Investor Contact: 
Andrew Rasdal 
President and Chief Executive Officer
Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. 
Office: +1 844 362 2566

By: GlobenewsWire - 12 May 2021
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