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  

For Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.

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

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The Obalon Balloon System is intended for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 kg/m2 willing to follow a diet and exercise program. All Obalon balloons must be removed in 6 months. Patients with prior weight loss surgeries are not eligible. The most common side effects reported were mild abdominal pain and nausea which typically resolved within two weeks. You must take daily acid-blocking medicine prescribed by your doctor. For full Important Safety Information click onSafety Information and Patient Labeling