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NewCardio Announces Financial Results for Its 2010 Third Quarter
Nov 15, 2010 (03:11 PM EST)
Company Reports Continued Commercialization Progress
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiac diagnostic technology provider, today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. More details on the financial results are available in the SEC Form 10-Q, filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
"We continue to make progress in the commercialization of our initial solution, QTinno™, and in securing the strategic funding which will accelerate the development and commercialization of our 3-D platform technology solutions, including CardioBip™, the emerging opportunity in telemedicine with remote patient monitoring – and my3KG™ - whose first deployment is expected to be in the emergency room," commented Vincent Renz, NewCardio's President and CEO. "We are gaining visibility to a growing number of Phase 1 QT studies, from both current and prospective customers, and we remain optimistic regarding acceleration of revenues due to pent-up demand for these studies as the economy, and with it, the market, improve. Our initiative to identify a strategic funding partner also continues to move forward, and I am encouraged by the progress to date and continue to believe we are on the right path towards securing strategic funding to support our development and commercialization activities."
NewCardio generated revenue, derived from professional services associated with the deployment of QTinno for use in the cardiac safety component of a drug development study, as well as initial per ECG revenues from the first two studies, totaling $99,210 with no corresponding revenue in the prior year quarter. Net cash used in operating activities was $852,000 in the current quarter, which is a decrease of 43% compared to $1.5 million in both the third quarter last year and the immediately prior quarter of this year, as the Company implemented an initiative to reduce its cash usage by 30-35%. For the quarter, the Company reported a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $2.5 million, or $(0.08) per fully diluted share, compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $3.4 million, or $(0.14) per fully diluted share, in the third quarter last year. The net loss per share was based on 29.5 million and 23.9 million weighted average shares outstanding, respectively.
For the nine months ending September 30, 2010, the Company reported revenue of $169,328, compared to no revenue in the prior year. For the nine months ending September 30, 2010, the Company's net loss attributable to common shareholders was $8.3 million, or $(0.29) per share, compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $8.3 million, or $(0.35) per share last year.
NewCardio management will conduct a conference call to provide a corporate update and discuss progress at 1:30 p.m. PT/ 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday, November 15, 2010. Interested parties should dial 1-888-846-5003 (domestic) or 1-480-629-9856 (International) five to 10 minutes before the call. Investors will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call and the replay on the News and Events section of the NewCardio website at http://www.newcardio.com. A replay of the call will be available by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (domestic) or 1-858-384-5517 (international) and referencing passcode 4381453.
About NewCardio, Inc.
NewCardio is a cardiac diagnostic and services company developing and marketing proprietary software platform technologies to provide higher accuracy to, and increase the value of, the standard 12-lead ECG. NewCardio's 3D ECG software platform reduces the time and expense involved in assessing cardiac status while increasing the ability to diagnose clinically significant conditions which were previously difficult to detect. NewCardio's software products and services significantly improve the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiovascular disease, as well as cardiac safety assessment of drugs under development. For more information, visit www.newcardio.com.
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