Cardica Announces Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results

        Cardica Announces Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results  PR Newswire  REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 1, 2014  REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2014. Cardica's management will hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results and provide an update on the company's business.  "Our efforts over the last year have been focused on product refinements and the commercial introduction of the MicroCutter XCHANGE^® 30 in Europe," said Bernard A. Hausen, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Cardica. "Following clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we recently began product introduction in the United States. We are working with key opinion leaders to secure approval for product evaluation and purchasing through multiple hospital Value Analysis Committees. While it is early in the launch period, we are encouraged by the positive response we've experienced to date and we believe that there is clearly a real market need. We intend to navigate the hospital approval process while ensuring that we deliver quality products that meet our customers' expectations. Importantly, last week we closed a public offering that solidified our balance sheet and will bolster our ability to implement a successful U.S. product introduction and product line expansion."  Recent Highlights and Accomplishments:    oReceived 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 and     blue and white cartridges, along with a material change for the cartridge,     for use in multiple open or minimally-invasive surgical procedures for the     transection, resection and/or creation of anastomoses in small and large     intestine, as well as the transection of the appendix;   oJuan-Carlos Verdeja, M.D., F.A.C.S., completed the first surgical     procedure in the United States using the MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 at West     Kendall Baptist Hospital in Florida;   oRadu Pescarus, M.D., Foregut Fellow in the Gastrointestinal and Minimally     Invasive Surgery Division of Providence Portland Medical Center, presented     a poster detailing the pre-clinical use of the MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 in     gastrointestinal surgical procedures including endoscopic assisted     trans-gastric and trans-anal full thickness resections at the SAGES Annual     Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah;   oThe MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 was selected as a finalist in the surgical     Equipment, Instruments and Supplies category of the Medical Design     Excellence Awards, one of the highest honors in the medical technology     industry;   oBegan the process of securing Value Analysis Committee (VAC) approval in     several hospitals in the United States;   oAs of March 31, 2014, secured approval from five hospital VACs who have     approved use of the MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 for product evaluation and     subsequently have the ability to purchase the MicroCutter XCHANGE 30;   oIncreased cumulative worldwide shipments of PAS-Port^® Proximal     Anastomosis Systems to over 36,000 units, with 1,151 units shipped in the     fiscal 2014 third quarter;   oIncreased cumulative worldwide shipments of C-Port^® Distal Anastomosis     Systems to 14,275 units, with 200 units shipped in the fiscal 2014 third     quarter; and,   oRaised $44.5 million in net proceeds from an underwritten public offering     of 37,375,000 shares of Cardica's common stock, offered at a price of     $0.85 per share, and 191,474 shares of Series A convertible preferred     stock, at a price of $85.00 per share.  Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2014 Financial Results Total product sales were approximately $0.9 million for the fiscal 2014 third quarter compared to $0.8 million for the fiscal 2013 third quarter. Total net revenue was approximately $0.9 million for both the fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2013 third quarters.  Cost of product sales was approximately $1.4 million for the fiscal 2014 third quarter compared to approximately $1.1 million for the fiscal 2013 third quarter. Research and development expenses were approximately $1.7 million for the fiscal 2014 third quarter compared to $2.0 million in the same period of fiscal 2013. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $2.1 million for the fiscal 2014 third quarter compared to $1.6 million for the same period of fiscal 2013.  The net loss for the fiscal 2014 third quarter was approximately $4.4 million, or $0.09 per share, compared with a net loss of approximately $3.9 million, or $0.10 per share, in the fiscal 2013 third quarter.  Total net revenue was approximately $2.6 million for both the nine months ended March 31, 2014 and March 31, 2013. Total operating costs and expenses for the nine months ended March 31, 2014, were approximately $14.5 million compared to $14.6 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2013. Net loss for the nine months ended March 31, 2014, was approximately $12.3 million, or $0.24 per share, compared to $12.3 million, or $0.33 per share for the same period of fiscal 2013.  Cash and short term investments as of March 31, 2014, were approximately $2.9 million compared with $6.5 million at December 31, 2013. As of March 31, 2014, there were approximately 51.6 million shares of common stock outstanding. As of May 1, 2014 and following the closing of the underwritten public offering and receipt of $44.5 million in net proceeds, there were approximately 88.9 million shares of common stock outstanding and 191,474 shares of Series A convertible preferred stock outstanding.   Conference Call Details To access the live conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time via phone, please dial 866-515-2914 from the United States and Canada or 617-399-5128 internationally. The conference ID is 65016998. Please dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A telephone replay will be available beginning approximately four hours after the call through May 8, 2014, and may be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 from the United States and Canada or 617-801-6888 internationally. The replay passcode is 34870020.  To access the live and subsequently archived webcast of the conference call, go to the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.cardica.com. Please connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the presentation to allow for any necessary software downloads.  The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at www.earnings.com, Thomson's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents at www.streetevents.com, a password-protected event management site.  About Cardica Cardicadesigns and manufactures proprietary stapling and anastomotic devices for cardiac and laparoscopic surgical procedures.Cardica's technology portfolio is intended to reduce operating time and facilitate minimally-invasive and robot-assisted surgeries. Cardica's MicroCutter XCHANGE^® 30, a cartridge-based articulating surgical stapling device with a five-millimeter shaft diameter, is manufactured and cleared for use in a variety of gastrointestinal procedures and appendectomies in the United States, and is marketed for a wide range of surgical procedures in Europe. Cardicais developing the Cardica^® MicroCutter XCHANGE^® 45, a cartridge-based microcutter device that is being designed with an eight-millimeter shaft to be used in a variety of procedures, including bariatric, colorectal, thoracic and general surgery. The Cardica MicroCutter XCHANGE 45 product requires 510(k) clearance and CE Mark and is not yet commercially available in the U.S. or internationally. In addition, Cardica manufactures and markets its automated anastomosis systems, the C-Port^® Distal Anastomosis Systems and PAS-Port^® Proximal Anastomosis System for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, and has shipped over 50,000 units throughout the world.  Forward-Looking Statements The statements in this press release regarding Cardica's MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 and cartridges, as well as statements about future products are "forward-looking statements." There are a number of important factors that could cause Cardica's results to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including: that Cardica may not be successful in its efforts to commercialize the XCHANGE 30 due to unanticipated technical or other difficulties; that prospective customers may not perceive the benefits of the XCHANGE 30 to be sufficient to warrant its purchase; that prospective customers may be constrained by pricing pressures or purchasing requirements in the hospitals and facilities in which they work, which could prevent them from purchasing the XCHANGE 30; that the development of the MicroCutter XCHANGE 45 may not be successful or gain regulatory clearance or market acceptance; as well as other risks detailed from time to time in Cardica's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter endedDecember 31, 2013, under the caption "Risk Factors," filed on February 5, 2014. Cardica expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein. You are encouraged to read Cardica's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, available at www.sec.gov.    Cardica, Inc. Statements of Operations (amounts in thousands except per share amounts)                             Three months ended       Nine months ended                             March 31,                March 31,                             2014         2013        2014         2013                             (unaudited)              (unaudited) Revenue  Product sales, net        $   916   $   767  $  2,497   $   2,322  License and development   -            84          41           252 revenue  Royalty revenue          18           17          52           53       Total                 934          868         2,590        2,627 Operating costs and expenses  Cost of product sales     1,368        1,089       3,423        2,689  Research and development  1,724        2,022       5,070        6,848  Selling, general and      2,096        1,593       6,050        5,040 administrative       Total operating costs                                and expenses          5,188                                 14,577                                          4,704       14,543 Loss from operations        (4,254)      (3,836)     (11,953)     (11,950) Interest and other income,  1            4           36           11 net Interest expense            (126)        (114)       (373)        (339) Net loss                    $ (4,379)   $ (3,946)   $(12,290)    $  (12,278) Basic and diluted net loss  $  (0.09)  $  (0.10)  $  (0.24)  $    per share                                                         (0.33) Shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss  51,587       38,633      51,330       37,436 per share  Balance Sheets (amounts in thousands)                                                  March 31,  June 30,                                                  2014       2013 Assets                                           (unaudited)  Cash and cash equivalents                   $  2,932  $12,395  Accounts receivable                        537        391  Inventories                                 1,292      1,457  Other assets                                2,789      3,518   Total assets                               $  7,550  $17,761 Liabilities and stockholders' equity  Accounts payable and other liabilities      $ 2,578    $ 1,945  Deferred revenue                           2,013      2,054  Long term debt                              3,011      2,788  Total stockholders' equity                  (52)       10,974   Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 7,550    $17,761    SOURCE Cardica, Inc.  Website: http://www.cardica.com Contact: Bob Newell, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, (650) 331-7133, investors@cardica.com