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NewCardio Announces Financial Results for Its 2010 Fourth Quarter and Full Year
Mar 29, 2011 (04:03 PM EDT)
Company Recognizes Initial Revenue, Further Penetrates Market and Reduces Cash Utilization
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiac diagnostic technology provider, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. More details on the financial results are available in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
"The last year was one in which NewCardio transitioned from a development to a commercial stage company, achieving a number of key milestones, including realizing our initial revenues for QTinno®," commented Vincent Renz, NewCardio's President and CEO. "This achievement not only demonstrates the commercial opportunity for our initial solution, but just as importantly, validates the regulatory and commercial viability of our underlying 3-D platform technology. To support this evolution as a company, we also transitioned management from a research and development to a commercially driven focus, formalized our going-to-market priorities and implemented a more disciplined approach to our strategic and operational planning. This approach ensures that we will continue to build on our core strengths of science, technology and operations in establishing the foundation that will be required to support the strategic development of our 3D platform technology. These efforts have been focused in two primary areas: driving QTinno commercialization and attracting the strategic funding required to advance the development of CardioBip™ and my3KG™."
Mr. Renz continued, "We are working closely with our strategic advisors to secure the funding we need and while these initiatives always take longer than anticipated, we are hopeful that the exercise will result in a partnership that will enable the Company to deliver on the promise of CardioBip and my3KG and strengthen NewCardio in the long term."
NewCardio generated revenue 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 $88,071 with no corresponding revenue in the prior year quarter. Net cash used in operating activities was $677,000 in the current quarter, which is a decrease of 41.9% from $1,166,000 in the fourth quarter last year and down 20.5% from the immediately prior quarter of 2010, 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 $3.2 million, or $(0.11) per fully diluted share, compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $2.0 million, or $(0.09) per fully diluted share, in the fourth quarter last year. The net loss per share was based on 30.0 million and 24.1 million weighted average shares outstanding, respectively.
For the full year ending December 31, 2010, the Company reported revenue of $257,399, compared to no revenue in the prior year. For the full year ending December 31, 2010, the Company's net loss attributable to common shareholders was $11.5 million, or $(0.40) per share, compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $10.4 million, or $(0.44) 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, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. 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 pass code 4425345.
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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express our intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions or any other statements relating to our future activities or other future events or conditions. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business based on currently available information and assumptions made by management. Although we believe that the assumptions on which the forward-looking statements contained herein are based are reasonable, any of those assumptions could prove to be inaccurate given the inherent uncertainties as to the occurrence or nonoccurrence of future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may, and are likely to, differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the potential risks and uncertainties set forth in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and relate to our business plan, our business strategy, development of our proprietary technology platform and our products, timing of such development, timing and results of clinical trials, level and timing of FDA regulatory clearance or review, market acceptance of our products, protection of our intellectual property, implementation of our strategic, operating and people initiatives, benefits to be derived from personnel and directors, ability to commercialize our products, our assumptions regarding cash flow from operations and cash on-hand, the amount and timing of operating costs and capital expenditures relating to the expansion of our business, operations and infrastructure, implementation of marketing programs, our key agreements and strategic alliances, our ability to obtain additional capital as, and when, needed, and on acceptable terms and general economic conditions specific to our industry, any of which could impact sales, costs and expenses and/or planned strategies and timing. We assume no obligation to, and do not currently intend to, update these forward-looking statements.
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