RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 7, 2018--TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American:TRXC), a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced its operating and financial results for the second quarter 2018.

Recent Highlights

Total revenue of $6.4 million, including the sale of four Senhance Systems Received FDA clearance for expanded indications for use for Senhance System Filed FDA 510(k) submission for additional Senhance System Instruments including 3mm diameter instruments Entered into financing agreement providing the company with up to $40 million in term loans

“Our performance during the second quarter was solid as we continued to drive system sales both in the U.S. and abroad, while simultaneously making significant progress towards our 2018 goals, including the expansion of Senhance’s indications for use and broadening our portfolio of instruments,” said Todd M. Pope, President and CEO at TransEnterix. “We look forward to leveraging the significant progress we made during the first half of the year to drive increased global adoption of our Senhance System.”

Commercial and Clinical Update

In the quarter ended June 30, 2018, the Company sold four Senhance Systems, with one sold in the U.S. and three sold in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region.

On May 29, 2018, the Company received FDA 510(k) clearance for expanded indications of its Senhance System for laparoscopic inguinal hernia and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) surgery. There are approximately 760,000 inguinal hernia and 1.2 million laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures performed annually in the U.S. With this clearance, Senhance System's total addressable annual procedures in the U.S. has more than doubled to over three million.

On June 7, 2018, the Company announced that it had filed an FDA 510(k) submission for additional Senhance System instruments, including 3 millimeter diameter instruments.

Second Quarter Financial Highlights

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company reported revenue of $6.4 million as compared to revenue of $1.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2017. Revenue in the second quarter of 2018 included $4.7 million in system sales, $1.5 million in instruments and accessories, and $200 thousand in services.

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, total net operating expenses were $18.5 million, as compared to $13.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2017.

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, net loss was $34.2 million, or $0.17 per share, as compared to a net loss of $14.7 million, or $0.11 per share, in the three months ended June 30, 2017.

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, adjusted net loss was $11.7 million, or $0.06 per share, as compared to an adjusted net loss of $11.2 million, or $0.08 per share in the three months ended June 30, 2017, after adjusting for expenses related to the sale of SurgiBot assets, loss on extinguishment of debt, and non-cash charges for amortization of intangible assets, change in fair value of contingent consideration, and change in fair value of warrant liabilities.

On May 23, 2018, the Company entered into a loan and security agreement providing the company with up to $40.0 million in term loans. The initial tranche of the term loan, $20 million, was received at closing. The Company will be eligible to draw on the second tranche of $10 million upon achievement of certain Senhance System revenue-related milestones for its 2018 fiscal year, and a third tranche of $10 million upon achievement of designated trailing six months GAAP net revenue from Senhance sales. On the date of closing, the Company repaid all amounts owed under their previous loan provider.

The Company had cash and restricted cash of approximately $98.5 million as of June 30, 2018. The Company now anticipates that it has sufficient cash to fund the business into 2020, exclusive of the $20 million in potential future debt tranches.

Conference Call

TransEnterix, Inc. will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 8:30 AM ET to discuss its second quarter 2018 operating and financial results. To listen to the conference call on your telephone, please dial (844) 804-5261 for domestic callers or (612) 979-9885 for international callers and reference conference ID 4388237 approximately ten minutes prior to the start time. To access the live audio webcast or archived recording, use the following link http://ir.transenterix.com/events.cfm. The replay will be available on the Company's website.

About TransEnterix

TransEnterix is a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery by addressing the clinical and economic challenges associated with current laparoscopic and robotic options in today's value-based healthcare environment. The Company is focused on the commercialization of the Senhance™ Surgical System, which digitizes laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery. The system allows for robotic precision, haptic feedback, surgeon camera control via eye sensing and improved ergonomics while offering responsible economics. The Senhance Surgical System is available for sale in the US, the EU and select other countries. For more information, visit www.transenterix.com.

Non-GAAP Measures

The adjusted net loss and adjusted net loss per share presented in this press release are non-GAAP measures. The adjustments relate to the gain from sale `of SurgiBot assets, amortization of intangible assets, change in fair value of contingent consideration, change in fair value of warrant liabilities, and loss on extinguishment of debt. These financial measures are presented on a basis other than in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("Non-GAAP Measures"). In the tables that follow under "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures,” we present adjusted net loss and adjusted net loss per share, reconciled to their comparable GAAP measures. These items are adjusted because they are not operational or because these charges are non-cash or non-recurring and management believes these adjustments are meaningful to understanding the Company's performance during the periods presented. These Non-GAAP Measures should be considered a supplement to, not a substitute for, or superior to, the corresponding financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements relating to the 2018 second quarter results and plans for 2018 and beyond. These statements and other statements regarding our future plans and goals constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are often difficult to predict, are beyond our control and which may cause results to differ materially from expectations and include whether we have made significant progress towards our 2018 goals, including the expansion of Senhance’s indications for use and broadening our portfolio of instruments; whether we can leverage the significant progress from the first half of the year to drive increased global adoption of our Senhance System and whether the Company has sufficient cash to fund the business into 2020, exclusive of the $20 million in potential future debt tranches. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties associated with TransEnterix's business, please review our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on March 8, 2018 and our other filings we make with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements, which are based on our expectations as of the date of this press release and speak only as of the origination date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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