SenesTech Announces 2023 Financial Results

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YTD 2024 total revenue up more than 80% compared to YTD 2023 driven by orders for Evolve™ soft bait

PHOENIX, Feb. 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES, "SenesTech" or the "Company"), the rodent fertility control experts and inventors of the only EPA-registered contraceptive for male and female rats, ContraPest®, today announced 2023 financial results.

SenesTech, Inc. has developed and is in the process of commercializing a proprietary technology for managing animal pest populations, primarily rat populations, through fertility control. (PRNewsfoto/SenesTech, Inc.)

"During 2023, we executed on a number of key initiatives that will be the foundation to drive growth into the future, most notably was the development of Evolve, our all-new soft bait product that was launched on a limited basis at the end of 2023," commented Joel Fruendt, President and CEO of SenesTech. "Since the full launch of Evolve in January 2024, we have seen a significant uptick in interest and orders from a wide range of sales channels and geographies. For instance, we were recently approved as a vendor for a major nationwide hardware retailer; we have signed distribution and stocking agreements for grain management and open field agricultural applications; and we have expanded our geographical reach outside the United States, including Hong Kong, Macau, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands."

Year-to-date 2024 total revenue (through mid-February 2024) is up more than 80% compared to the same period in 2023, driven by orders for Evolve, which represented more than 50% of total revenue and included international revenue for the first time in the Company's history.

"It is increasingly clear that Evolve is a game changing product that will be a key driver to our revenue growth in 2024," Fruendt continued.

Looking back at 2023, revenue was $1.2 million compared to $1.0 million in 2022, an increase of 17%. Growth during the year was driven primarily by agribusiness and new distribution agreements and was slowed temporarily in the fourth quarter due to the allocation of resources required for the launch of Evolve. Revenue rapidly increased once full launch happened in January 2024.

Following the successful launch of Evolve for rats, the Company is working on an enhanced form factor and dosing of a soft bait contraceptive product for mice. The product is expected to utilize the same active ingredient with its documented record of efficacy and be designated under the EPA's minimum risk rules.

"A product for the control of mice is a logical extension of our rodent fertility control solutions," Fruendt continued. "Our product development team is hard at work with a goal to have a product on the market by mid-2024."

Tom Chesterman, CFO of SenesTech, added, "We continue to focus on driving operational efficiencies across the organization. Over the course of 2023, we improved operating expenses by nearly $2.0 million compared with 2022. We also improved the balance sheet through a $5.0 million public offering of common stock and warrants in November 2023, of which $1.0 million in warrants have been exercised so far. We are optimistic that as we continue to execute our business plan, the remaining warrants will be a source of cash over the coming quarters."

Year End 2023 Highlights

  • Revenue during 2023 was $1.2 million compared to $1.0 million in 2022, an increase of 17%. 
  • Gross profit during 2023 was $539,000 compared to $464,000 in 2022, with gross profit margin at 45.2% in 2023 compared to 45.5% in 2022. Gross profit margin for 2023 excluding the impact from new product introductions was 49.3%. 
  • Net loss during 2023 was $7.7 million, compared to a net loss of $9.7 million for 2022, an improvement of $1.9 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss, which is a non-GAAP measure of operating performance, for 2023 was $6.9 million compared to $8.5 million in 2022, an improvement of $1.5 million
  • Cash at the end of December 2023 was $5.4 million.

Use of Non-GAAP Measure

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. However, this measure is not intended to be a substitute for those financial measures reported in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA has been included because management believes that, when considered together with the GAAP figures, it provides meaningful information related to our operating performance and liquidity and can enhance an overall understanding of financial results and trends. Adjusted EBITDA may be calculated by us differently than other companies that disclose measures with the same or similar term. See our attached financials for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to the nearest GAAP measure.

Conference Call Details

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 5:00 pm ET

Call-in Information: Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing (844) 308-3351 or (412) 317-5407.

Live Webcast Information: Interested parties can access the conference call via a live Internet webcast, which is available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at https://app.webinar.net/KODd6Vn6ApQ or http://senestech.investorroom.com/.

Replay: A teleconference replay of the call will be available for seven days at (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088, replay access code 3232725. A webcast replay will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://senestech.investorroom.com/ for 90 days.

About SenesTechWe are committed to improving the health of the world by humanely managing animal pest populations through fertility control. We are experts in fertility control to manage animal pest populations. We invented ContraPest, the only U.S. EPA-registered contraceptive for male and female rats, and Evolve, an EPA-designated minimum-risk contraceptive currently offered for rats. ContraPest and Evolve fit seamlessly into all integrated pest management programs, significantly improving the overall goal of effective pest management. We strive for clean cities, efficient businesses and happy households – with a product designed to be humane, effective and sustainable.

For more information visit https://senestech.com/.

Safe Harbor StatementThis press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, and we intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Such forward-looking statements include, among others, our belief that our execution on a number of key initiatives during 2023, will be the foundation to drive growth into the future, most notably was the development of Evolve, our all-new soft bait product that was launched on a limited basis at the end of 2023; our belief that it is increasingly clear that Evolve is a game-changing product that will be a key driver to our sales growth in 2024; our development of a soft bait contraceptive product for mice, which is expected to utilize the same active ingredient with its documented record of efficacy and be designated under the EPA's minimum risk rules; our belief that a product for the control of mice is a logical extension of our rodent fertility control solutions; our goal to have a contraceptive product for mice on the market by mid-2024; our continued focus on driving operational efficiencies across the organization; and our optimism that as we continue to execute our business plan, the remaining warrants from the November 2023 offering will be a source of cash over the coming quarters. Forward-looking statements may describe future expectations, plans, results or strategies and are often, but not always, made through the use of words such as "believe," "may," "future," "plan," "will," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "eventually," "project," "estimate," "continuing," "intend" and similar words or phrases. You are cautioned that such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the successful commercialization of our products; market acceptance of our products; our financial performance, including our ability to fund operations; our ability to regain and maintain compliance with Nasdaq's continued listing requirements; regulatory approval and regulation of our products; and other factors and risks identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made and are based on management's assumptions and estimates as of such date. Except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, the occurrence of future events or otherwise.

CONTACT:Investors: Robert Blum, Lytham Partners, LLC, 602-889-9700, senestech@lythampartners.com

Company: Tom Chesterman, Chief Financial Officer, SenesTech, Inc., 928-779-4143

SENESTECH, INC.

BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

As of December 31,

2023

2022

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$              5,395

$              4,775

Accounts receivable, net

95

113

Prepaid expenses

388

378

Inventory, net

795

853

Total current assets

6,673

6,119

Right to use assets, operating leases

210

347

Property and equipment, net

388

294

Other noncurrent assets

22

22

Total assets

$              7,293

$              6,782

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$                 150

$                 540

Accrued expenses

368

560

Current portion of operating lease liability

217

180

Current portion of notes payable

33

Deferred revenue

18

44

Total current liabilities

786

1,324

Operating lease liability, less current portion

179

Notes payable, less current portion

156

Total liabilities

942

1,503

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock

5

Additional paid-in capital

136,259

127,482

Accumulated deficit

(129,913)

(122,203)

Total stockholders' equity

6,351

5,279

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$              7,293

$              6,782

 

SENESTECH, INC.

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Years Ended December 31,

2023

2022

Product sales, net

$              1,193

$              1,019

Cost of sales

654

555

Gross profit

539

464

Operating expenses:

Research and development

1,228

1,859

Selling, general and administrative

7,043

8,279

Total operating expenses

8,271

10,138

Loss from operations

(7,732)

(9,674)

Other income (expense):

Interest income

26

7

Interest expense

(4)

(2)

Miscellaneous expense

(26)

Other income (expense), net

22

(21)

Net loss

$            (7,710)

$            (9,695)

Weighted average shares outstanding — basic and diluted

669,861

65,473

Loss per share — basic and diluted

$            (11.51)

$          (148.08)

 

SenesTech Inc.

Itemized Reconciliation Between Net Loss and Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Years Ended December 31,

2023

2022

Net loss (as reported, GAAP)

$            (7,710)

$            (9,695)

Non-GAAP adjustments:

Interest income, net

(22)

(5)

Stock-based compensation expense

555

711

Severance costs

119

311

Loss on sale of assets

28

Depreciation expense

135

183

Total non-GAAP adjustments

788

1,227

Adjusted EBITDA loss (non-GAAP)

$            (6,922)

$            (8,467)

 

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