Exhibit 99.1

 

Bionik Laboratories Reports First Quarter

Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

 

TORONTO and BOSTON (August 14, 2018) – 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 first quarter of fiscal year 2019, ended June 30, 2018.

 

Corporate highlights for the quarter and recent weeks include:

 

·Appointed a new Chief Commercial Officer, Renaud Maloberti
·Continued success of our leasing program supported by our financial partner representing 80% of our quarter sales in volume
·Continued development of a lower-limb assistive exoskeleton for individuals with impaired mobility through a previously announced partnership with Wistron Corporation
·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 for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and recent weeks include:

 

·Reported sales of $501,333, up substantially from $87,520 in the prior-year quarter
·Sold five InMotion robots, compared with one in the prior-year quarter and 11 in fiscal 2018
·Borrowings from existing shareholders during the quarter of $2,934,298. Subsequent to June 30, 2018, as of July 20, 2018, these loans and an additional $1,798,555 of loans and interest were converted into common shares

 

Management Commentary

 

Commenting on the quarter, Eric Dusseux, M.D., Bionik’s chief executive officer, said, “The fiscal first quarter was marked by a number of achievements that are expected to support our future growth. Past investments in research and development were realized 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, sleeker and intended for use with a large number of patients.

 

“The financial results we are reporting today reflect the beginning of these sales to rehabilitation facilities. 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. We are encouraged by the market’s reception to our next-generation system and have already placed the first units at major customer hospitals. We believe these sales validate our new industrial and commercial strategy.

 

 

 

 

“We also strengthened our management team and corporate governance. The appointment of our new Chief Commercial Officer Renaud Maloberti in June bodes well for the execution of our sales strategy.

 

“The agreement with manufacturing partner Cogmedix has increased 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 in developing our product offerings to focus on high-growth consumer opportunities,” Dr. Dusseux added.

 

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

 

·Launch the next generation of InMotion Hand and InMotion Wrist to rehabilitation centers and hospitals
·Expand sales channels 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 both in North America and abroad
·Work on maturing the outsourcing of all commercial manufacturing to support the expected increase in product demand
·Increase sales of service contracts and warranties
·Work toward an uplist of Bionik’s common stock to an U.S. national securities exchange

 

First Quarter Financial Results

 

Sales for quarter ended June 30, 2018 were $501,333, compared with $87,520 for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The increase reflects the sale of five InMotion robots during the first quarter of fiscal 2019, compared with one robot in the prior-year quarter. In addition, deferred revenue, comprised of training to be provided and extended warranties, increased to $129,784 at June 30, 2018 from $122,667 at March 31, 2018. Extended warranties and training are important and growing parts of the Company’s business.

 

Gross profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $248,170 or 50% of sales, compared with $58,220 or 67% of sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The prior-year sales consisted of one unit and the decreased margin in 2018 is due to higher material prices and issues related to outsourcing which the Company’s engineering team is working on mitigating.

 

The Company reported a comprehensive loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 of ($760,698), or a loss per share of ($0.00), compared with a comprehensive loss of ($2,240,518), or a loss per share of $(0.02), for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The lower loss is principally due to a $2,048,697 mark to market revaluation gain connected to reversing the fair value entry that valued all of the Company’s unissued but committed share, warrants and options at March 31, 2018.

 

Bionik had cash and cash equivalents of $959,704 as of June 30, 2018, compared with $507,311 as of March 31, 2018. The Company’s working capital deficit was ($3,152,267) as of June 30, 2018, compared with a deficit of ($6,711,941) as of March 31, 2018. The decrease in the working capital deficit was due to a requirement at March 31, 2018 that shares to be issued, options and warrants had to be recorded at fair value, which totalled $5,692,853 as of March 31, 2018, which was reversed in the quarter. Subsequent to June 30, 2018, on July 20, 2018 all convertible loans and interest received between April 1, 2018 and July 20, 2018 were converted into common shares.

 

 

 

 

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 Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, which involve assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies, and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words “may,” “should,” “would,” “will,” “could,” “scheduled,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” “seek,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding (i) the plans and objectives of management for future operations, including plans or objectives relating to the design, development and commercialization of human exoskeletons and other robotic rehabilitation products, (ii) a projection of income (including income/loss), earnings (including earnings/loss) per share, capital expenditures, dividends, pipeline of potential sales, capital structure or other financial items, (iii) the Company’s future financial performance, (iv) the market and projected market for our existing and planned products and (v) the assumptions underlying or relating to any statement described in points (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) above. Such forward-looking statements are not meant to predict or guarantee actual results, performance, events or circumstances, and may not be realized because they are based upon the Company’s current projections, plans, objectives, beliefs, expectations, estimates and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and other influences, many of which the Company has no control. Actual results and the timing of certain events and circumstances may differ materially from those described by the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties. Factors that may influence or contribute to the inaccuracy of the forward-looking statements or cause actual results to differ materially from expected or desired results may include, without limitation, the Company’s inability to obtain additional financing, the significant length of time and resources associated with the development of our products and related insufficient cash flows and resulting illiquidity, the Company’s inability to expand the Company’s business, significant government regulation of medical devices and the healthcare industry, lack of product diversification, volatility in the price of the Company’s raw materials, and the Company’s failure to implement the Company’s business plans or strategies. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail in the Company’s filings with the SEC. The Company does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements.

 

 

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  212-838-3777
matt@fischtankpr.com Kgolodetz@lhai.com

 

 

 

 

Bionik Laboratories Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets

(Amounts expressed in US Dollars)

 

   As at 30-Jun-18
(Unaudited)
   As at 31-Mar-18
(Audited)
 
   $   $ 
Assets          
Current          
Cash and cash equivalents   959,704    507,311 
Trade Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $19,694 (March 31, 2018 – $19,694)   370,180    212,730 
Prepaid expenses and other receivables   485,438    433,655 
Inventories   155,795    237,443 
Due from related parties   18,547    18,897 
Total Current Assets   1,989,664    1,410,036 
Equipment   150,210    159,961 
Technology and other assets   4,635,666    4,706,719 
Goodwill   22,308,275    22,308,275 
Total Assets   29,083,815    28,584,991 
           
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Deficiency          
Current          
Accounts Payable   736,141    724,673 
Accrued liabilities   1,127,364    1,529,505 
Customer advances   800    800 
Demand Loans   -    51,479 
Convertible Loans   1,692,187    - 
Conversion feature on Convertible Loans   1,455,655    - 
Deferred revenue   129,784    122,667 
Shares to be issued, stock options and warrants   -    5,692,853 
Total Current Liabilities   5,141,931    8,121,977 
Shareholders’ Equity          
Preferred Stock, par value $0.001; Authorized 10,000,000; Special Voting Preferred Stock, par value $0.001; Authorized; Issued and outstanding – 1 (March 31, 2018 – 1)   -    - 
Common Shares, par value $0.001; Authorized – 500,000,000 (March 31, 2018 – 250,000,000); Issued and outstanding 247,873,882 and 41,271,880 Exchangeable Shares (March 31, 2018 – 205,328,106 and 44,271,880 Exchangeable Shares)   289,145    249,599 
Additional paid in capital   60,147,628    55,947,606 
Deficit   (36,537,038)   (35,776,340)
Accumulated other comprehensive income   42,149    42,149 
Total Shareholders’ Equity   23,941,884    20,463,014 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity   29,083,815    28,584,991 

 

 

 

 

Bionik Laboratories Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income Loss
for the three month periods ended June 31, 2018 and 2017 (unaudited)

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

   Three months ended
June 30, 2018
   Three months ended
June 30, 2017
 
   $   $ 
Sales   501,333    87,520 
Cost of Sales   253,163    29,300 
Gross Margin   248,170    58,220 
           
Operating expenses          
Sales and marketing   542,659    445,525 
Research and development   676,743    685,909 
General and administrative   979,479    627,606 
Share-based compensation expense   595,412    251,048 
Amortization   71,053    92,949 
Depreciation   17,595    24,552 
Total operating expenses   2,882,941    2,127,589 
           
Other (income) expense          
Foreign exchange   (41,134)   98,561 
Accretion expense   134,251    - 
Fair value adjustment   44,087    - 
Gain on mark to market reevaluation   (2,048,697)   - 
Interest expense   37,420    72,588 
Total other (income) expenses   (1,874,073)   171,149 
Net loss and comprehensive loss for the period   (760,698)   (2,240,518)
Loss per share – basic   (0.00)   (0.02)
Loss per share – diluted   (0.00)   (0.02)
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – basic   257,509,141    96,959,284 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – diluted   257,509,141    96,959,284 

 

 

 

 

Bionik Laboratories Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows

for the three months periods ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 (unaudited)

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

   Three months ended
June 30, 2018
   Three months ended
June 30, 2017
 
   $   $ 
Operating activities          
Net loss for the period   (760,698)   (2,240,518)
Adjustment for items not affecting cash          
Depreciation   17,595    24,552 
Amortization   71,053    92,949 
Interest expense   36,702    72,766 
Share based compensation expense   595,412    251,048 
Accretion expense   134,251    - 
Fair value adjustment   44,087    - 
Gain on mark to market reevaluation   (2,048,697)   - 
Allowance for doubtful accounts   (19,694)   - 
    (1,929,989)   (1,799,203)
Changes in non-cash working capital items          
Accounts receivable   (137,756)   248,977 
Prepaid expenses and other receivables   (51,783)   55,996 
Due from related parties   350    (635)
Inventories   81,648    (27,297)
Accounts payable   11,468    104,648 
Accrued liabilities   (402,141)   (5,428)
Customer advances   -    108,300 
Deferred revenue   7,117    7,985 
Net cash (used in) operating activities   (2,421,086)   (1,306,657)
Investing activities          
Additions to equipment   (7,844)   (15,600)
Net cash (used in) investing activities   (7,844)   (15,600)
Financing activities          
Proceeds from convertible loans   2,934,298    500,000 
Proceeds on exercise of warrants   -    1,125,038 
Repayment of Demand notes principal   (50,000)   - 
Repayment of Demand notes interest   (2,975)   - 
Net cash provided by financing activities   2,881,323    1,625,038 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents for the period   452,393    302,781 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   507,311    543,650 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   959,704    846,431 

 

 

 

 

The above financial information has been derived from the Company’s interim unaudited consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2018 filed on Form 10-Q with the SEC on August 14, 2018 and the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 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.

 

 

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