MENLO PARK, Calif., August 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sight Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGHT), an eyecare technology company focused on creating innovative solutions intended to transform standards of care and improve patients’ lives, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.
Recent Business Highlights
• Generated second quarter 2021 total revenue of $12.5 million, an increase of 258% compared to the prior year period, including;
• Surgical Glaucoma sales of $12.0 million, an increase of 263% compared to the prior year period
• Dry Eye sales of $0.5 million, an increase of 169% compared to the prior year period
• Expanded gross margin to 82% in the second quarter 2021 versus 40% in the prior year period
• Completed an initial public offering in July raising approximately $253 million of net proceeds after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses
“We are excited by our strong second quarter growth in both our Surgical Glaucoma and our Dry Eye segments, which include the sales of our OMNI Surgical System and TearCare System, respectively.” said Paul Badawi, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sight Sciences. “The successful completion of our IPO provides us with additional resources to continue to execute the primary initiatives in our strategic plan to improve patient treatment and build shareholder value: (i) continuing to gain share and grow OMNI’s market presence in the existing combination cataract segment of the MIGS market; (ii) developing and growing the substantially larger, and largely underserved, standalone segment of the MIGS market; and (iii) expanding our labeling and indications for use for TearCare for the treatment of evaporative dry eye disease while also advancing market access among Medicare and commercial payors. To support these efforts, we intend to continue to demonstrate the differentiated effectiveness and safety of our unique solutions in real-world settings and in our multitude of ongoing and planned clinical trials.”
Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $12.5 million, an increase of $9.0 million, or 258%, compared to the second quarter of 2020. The growth was primarily driven by significant growth in the number of facilities ordering both OMNI and TearCare during the second quarter of 2021 as compared to 2020. Further, unit volumes per ordering facility increased in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the second quarter of 2020 due, in part, to substantial COVID-19 related impacts on elective procedures during the 2020 period.
Gross profit for the second quarter of 2021 was $10.2 million compared to $1.4 million for the second quarter of 2020. Gross margin for the second quarter of 2021 was 82%, as compared to 40% in the same period of last year. The gross margin improvement was attributable to a number of factors, including notably OMNI manufacturing cost reductions through the shifting of production to high volume, lower cost contract manufacturers and increased revenues covering largely fixed allocated labor and manufacturing overhead.
Operating expenses were $21.3 million for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $9.1 million in the corresponding prior year period, representing a 134% increase. Operating expenses as a percentage of revenues decreased from 260% in the second quarter of 2020 to 170% in the second quarter of 2021. The increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by additions to personnel and continued investment in R&D and SG&A to support our growth.
Net loss was $17.6 million in the second quarter of 2021 ($1.83 per share), as compared to $8.3 million in the corresponding period of the prior year ($0.88 per share).
Cash and cash equivalents totaled $35.6 million and total debt was $32.3 million as of June 30, 2021. In July 2021, the company completed an initial public offering raising $253 million of net proceeds.
2021 Financial Guidance
Sight Sciences projects revenue for the full year 2021 to range from $46 million to $48 million, which represents 66% to 74% growth compared to the prior year period.
On Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the company will host a conference call with the investment community to discuss its second quarter 2021 financial results. The call may be accessed through a live and archived webcast of the event available for one year at https://investors.sightsciences.com/.
About Sight Sciences
Sight Sciences is an eyecare technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative solutions intended to transform standards of care and improve patients’ lives. Using minimally invasive or non-invasive approaches to target the underlying causes of the world’s most prevalent eye diseases, Sight Sciences seeks to create more effective treatment paradigms that enhance patient care and supplant conventional outdated approaches. The Company’s OMNI Surgical System is a minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device indicated to reduce intraocular pressure in adult patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness. The Company’s TearCare System is commercially available today as a wearable, office-based thermal eyelid technology that enables the controlled application of localized heat to the eyelids. TearCare is in development for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of evaporative dry eye, the primary form of dry eye disease which is the number one reason for a patient visit to an eyecare provider. For more information, visit www.sightsciences.com.
OMNI® and TearCare® are registered trademarks of Sight Sciences.
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