VirtualScopics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results; Awards Outstanding And Bookings Signed More Than Tripled 201

  VirtualScopics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results; Awards  Outstanding And Bookings Signed More Than Tripled 2013 First Quarter Levels  PR Newswire  ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 15, 2014  ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --VirtualScopics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSCP), a leading provider of quantitative imaging solutions, today reported the financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Awards outstanding and bookings signed during the 2014 first quarter more than tripled to $13.6 million as of March 31, 2014, as compared to $4 million recorded as of March 31, 2013. During the first quarter of 2014, VirtualScopics was engaged in 99 different projects as compared to 88 in the first quarter of 2013.  "We are very pleased with these year over year comparisons," said Eric Converse, interim president and chief executive officer. "Most importantly, the company's business activities in the first quarter of 2014 are indicative of the acute focus we have placed on strengthening our core business—Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical trials—and the investments we have been making in our people, infrastructure and systems to improve the quantitative imaging solutions we offer to our customers at some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs)."  Revenues for the first quarter of 2014 were $2,353,000 compared to revenues of $2,533,000 reported in the first quarter of 2013, representing a 7% decline. This decrease in revenues is related to a slowdown in the amount of new projects awarded in 2012, the timing of the initiation of projects and the studies that ended during 2013 and in the first three months of 2014.  "It's important to remember that a project's revenue cycle depends on a number of factors, including the time it takes for a drug trial to begin, which varies due to the time required to set up trial sites and to recruit participants," explained Mr. Converse. "Also, during the life of a project, studies, not uncommonly, expand in size, which can increase our potential revenue. However, there are also situations when the sponsor doesn't recruit the number of participants or set up the number of sites originally budgeted for, or the drug simply fails and then a study could come to a premature end."  VirtualScopics reported a net loss for the first quarter of 2014 of $646,000 as compared to a net loss in the first quarter of 2013 of $1,113,000. The decrease in the net loss is primarily attributable to decreased operating expenses which were substantially higher last year due to professional fees to support our personalized medicine initiative during the first quarter of 2013 as well as other, one time higher costs. However, the company anticipates expenses to trend upwards through the remainder of 2014 due to increased investments for growth.  "I am encouraged by the increase in RFPs, awards, bookings and number of activities thus far in 2014 and the positive momentum created by everyone on the VirtualScopics' team and look to see this momentum continue," Mr. Converse said. "The international alliance we are pursuing with IXICO plc as announced on March 7, 2014, is an opportunity for both companies to expand and enhance their global capabilities and collective quantitative imaging solutions. By putting our combined technologies and expertise to work in clinical trials targeting a number of disease categories we believe we can continue to make an even greater contribution to diagnostic imaging and a difference in the field of healthcare."  Conference Call and Webcast Information The company's management will host a conference call and webcast today at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the company's first quarter 2014 financial results and business outlook. The conference call dial-in information, webcast url and replay information is as follows:    oDomestic Callers: 877-407-8035   oInternational Callers: 201-689-8035   oConference Call ID: 13581706  An accompanying slide presentation to enhance management's formal remarks, as well as a webcast of the call, can be accessed at: http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=172692  A replay and slide presentation will be available one hour after the conclusion of the conference call for 90 days, and can be accessed accordingly:    oReplay Domestic Callers: 877-660-6853   oReplay International Callers: 201-612-7415   oReplay Conference ID: 13581706   oWebcast and slide presentation:     http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=172692   About VirtualScopics, Inc. VirtualScopics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSCP) is a leading provider of quantitative imaging solutions to accelerate drug and medical device development. For risk-adverse, time-constrained Clinical Trial Study Teams, Medical Directors and Imaging Scientists who require quality imaging data delivered on–time, within budget and on a consistent basis, VirtualScopics' clinical trial imaging solutions are an inspired true exception to commonly accepted services provided by other clinical trial imaging providers. Because of the scientific and operational flexibility and responsiveness they can offer, VirtualScopics' clinical trial imaging solutions deliver special performance advantages compared to other image service providers that offer common, every day clinical trial imaging services. For more information about VirtualScopics, Inc., please visit www.virtualscopics.com.  Forward-looking Statements  The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expected benefits of the Company's investment in infrastructure and new customer contract signings and awards, its potential alliance with IXICO and/or statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words "believes," "could," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "projects," "seeks," or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements deal with the Company's current plans, intentions, beliefs and expectations. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and in any subsequent reports filed with the SEC, all of which are available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. These include without limitation: the risk of cancellation or delay of customer contracts or specifically as it relates to contact awards, the risk that they may not get signed. Other risks include the company's dependence on its largest customers and risks of contract performance, protection of our intellectual property and the risks of infringement of the intellectual property rights of others. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.    Tables to Follow    VirtualScopics, Inc. and Subsidiary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)                                       For the Three Months Ended                                       March 31,                                       2014                 2013 Revenues                              $   2,246,954      $   2,282,831 Reimbursement revenues                106,032              249,756  Total revenues                   2,352,986            2,532,587 Cost of services                      1,489,079            1,497,539 Cost of reimbursement revenues        106,032              249,756  Total cost of services           1,595,111            1,747,295  Gross profit                   757,875              785,292 Operating expenses  Research & development              285,896              453,411  Sales & marketing                   345,077              357,652  General & administrative            687,002              995,302  Depreciation & amortization         86,502               96,313  Total operating expenses       1,404,477            1,902,678 Operating loss                        ( 646,602 )          ( 1,117,386 ) Other income (expense)  Other income                        1,037                5,880  Other expense                       ( 808 )              ( 1,442 ) Total other income                   229                  4,438  Net loss                           ( 646,373 )          ( 1,112,948 ) Preferred stock dividends             42,000               42,000 Net loss available to common          $   ( 688,373 )    $ ( 1,154,948 ) stockholders Weighted average number of common shares outstanding  Basic and diluted                   2,991,990            2,979,952 Basic and diluted loss per common     $     ( 0.23 )  $     ( 0.39 ) share    VirtualScopics, Inc. and Subsidiary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets                                                 March 31,       December 31,                                                 2014            2013 Assets                                          (unaudited) Current assets Cash                                            $  6,837,572   $  7,330,630 Accounts receivable, net                        1,642,792       1,725,070 Prepaid expenses and other current assets       432,467         397,699  Total current assets                    8,912,831       9,453,399 Patents, net                                    1,306,034       1,334,420 Property and equipment, net                     198,171         221,700 Other assets                                    -               -  Total assets                            10,417,036      11,009,519 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses           $   958,253  $   846,071 Accrued payroll                                 495,972         837,611 Unearned revenue                                1,028,987       745,028 Dividends payable                               293,333         293,333  Total current liabilities               2,776,545       2,722,043 Commitments and Contingencies Stockholders' Equity Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 15,000,000 shares authorized; Series C-1; 3,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding,  3,000 shares at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 3               3 2013,  respectively; liquidation preference $1,000 per share Series B; 6,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding, 600  at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013,        1               1 liquidation  preference $1,000 per share Series A; 8,400 shares authorized; issued and outstanding,  2,190 at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013,  2               2 respectively,  liquidation preference $1,000 per share Series C-2; 3,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding, 0  shares at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, -               - respectively;  liquidation preference $1,000 per share Common stock, $0.001 par value; 85,000,000 shares authorized; issued 2,992,853 shares at March 31, 2014 and December 31,  2013; outstanding, 2,992,853 and 2,991,869      2,993           2,992 shares at March  31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively  Additional paid in capital                21,992,006      21,992,619  Accumulated deficit                       ( 14,354,514 )  ( 13,708,141 )  Total stockholders' equity              7,640,491       8,287,476  Total liabilities and stockholders'     $ 10,417,036   $ 11,009,519 equity    For More Information, Contact: Donna N. Stein, APR, Fellow PRSA Managing Partner Donna Stein & Partners 315-361-4672 Email: dstein1@twcny.rr.com  SOURCE VirtualScopics, Inc.  Website: http://www.virtualscopics.com  
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