Press release – For immediate release – 05:45 pm CEST
Median Technologies reports on its 2021 half-year results and its Q3 2021 business activity indicators
- Business continues to grow at a sustained pace in the first half of 2021
- Two highly impactful announcements for iBiopsy® and iCRO business units during Q3, 2021
- Third quarter revenue of €5.3m, up by 51% on the third quarter of 2020
- Cash and cash equivalents of €42.6m as of September 30th, 2021
Median Technologies (Euronext Growth – ALMDT) whose Board of Directors met on October 21st, 2021 to approve the consolidated financial statements for the first half of 2021, reports today its half-year results (IFRS standards, limited review) and its business indicators for the third quarter of 2021.
Third quarter of 2021: several impactful announcements for iBiopsy® and iCRO business units
In September 2021, the company announced outstanding performance for its iBiopsy® Lung Cancer Screening CADx to accurately characterize malignant vs benign lung nodules, which has the potential to positively impact lung cancer screening routine.
Over the same period, Median Technologies was confirmed as a preferred vendor by one of the world’s Top 3 pharmaceutical companies and selected to implement their clinical trial imaging strategy on key oncology indications.
As of September 30th, 2021, the company’s quarterly revenue was €5.3m, up by 51% compared to the revenue for Q3, 2020 (€3.5m).
As of September 30th, 2021, the order backlog was €54.2m, an increase of €1.7m compared to order backlog as of June 30th.
Cash and cash equivalents are €42.6m as of September 30th, 2021, an increase of €5.7m compared to cash as of June 30th, 2021. The company points out that 2,222,222 warrants issued on September 29th, 2014 matured on September 29th, 2021 and 1,344,444 warrants were exercised between July 1st and September 29th, 2021 (two warrants for one ordinary share). The exercise of these warrants provided Median Technologies with additional gross cash funding of just over €6m. Additionally, over the same period, the Research Tax Credit and the Innovation Tax Credit were cashed in for €1.4m.
“Our very promising results in lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, may have a major impact on the implementation of screening programs and the ability to save patients. Our next steps will be to continue to acquire databases to train and to test our AI algorithms, to proceed with the regulatory pre-filings, and the launch of pivotal studies for our digital LCS (Lung Cancer Screening) biomarker. Median has a solid cash position to drive these next steps,” explained Fredrik Brag, Founder and CEO of Median. “We expect the renegotiation of the terms of the Master Service Agreement with one of the Top 3 pharmaceutical companies announced in September to start to deliver at the end of this year and increasingly in 2022”, he adds.
Half-year results 2021: continued company growth and investments for iBiopsy®, the Median’s AI-based imaging platform
The company, which published indicators on its business for the first half of 2021 on July 8th last, confirms all its information:
- As of June 30th, 2021, cash and cash equivalents of €36.9m compared to €16.3m as of December 31st, 2020, strengthened by the share capital increase of €26.6m net of fees and commissions carried out on March 25, 2021,
- As of June 30th, 2021, half-year revenue of €10.1m, a record growth of 71% compared to the 2020 half-year revenue (€5.9m), entirely generated by the iCRO business unit,
- In a context of an excellent half-year of invoicing, there is a stable order backlog of €52.5m for the iCRO activity.
The first half of 2021 thus confirmed Median’s growth momentum.
In the first half of the year, Median announced the launch of a new clinical development plan for the use of its iBiopsy® technology in Lung Cancer Screening (LCS), which is currently the most advanced of iBiopsy®’s clinical development plans.
The first six months were also marked by the signing of a collaboration agreement with the University of California San Diego on the iBiopsy® clinical development plan for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
Financial information as of June 30th, 2021 (consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS standards)
|Cashflow (In thousands of Euros)||30/06/2021
|Operating cash flow||(3,961)||(4,010)|
|Changes in operating working capital requirement||(2,485)||1,504|
|Net cash flow from operating activities||(6,446)||(2,506)|
|Net cash flow from investing activities||(417)||(329)|
|Net cash flow from financing activities||27,355||14,594|
|Impact of changes in exchange rates||126||–|
|Net changes in cash and cash equivalents||20,618||11,759|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period||36,933||19,374|
The company’s cash position has been strengthened thanks to the share capital increase carried out on March 25th, 2021.
In addition, operating cash flow remained stable over the same period between 2021 and 2020. The net cash flow from operating activities decreased from €(2.5)m in the first half of 2020 to €(6.4)m over the same period in 2021, mainly due to (i) the delay of the collection of the 2020 Research Tax Credit and the Innovation Tax Credit for an amount of €1.4m after June 30th, 2021, and (ii) the increase in the working capital requirement caused by the growth of activities and the acceleration of investments in the iBiopsy® platform.
Statement of net financial result in accordance with IFRS standards
|In thousands of Euros||First half 2021||First half 2020|
|Revenue from ordinary activities||10,207||5,961|
|Net financial result||(4,764)||(157)|
The operating result, which amounts to €(4.5)m, remains unchanged compared to that of the first half of 2020: the growth of the company and the margin generated by the iCRO activity have offset the increase in investments for the iBiopsy ® project.
The financial result was decreased to €(4.8)m. This is due to a restatement in accordance with IFRS accounting standards, with no impact on Median’s cash flow, which consists in valuing the warrants issued for the benefit of the European Investment Bank (EIB) when a first loan tranche of €15m was drawn in the first half of 2020. This valuation is strongly impacted by the very significant increase in the share price since the issuance of the warrants. It is recognized on the balance sheet under the heading financial instruments but will not however be the subject of any reimbursement that could affect Median’s cash position in the future.
Median informs its shareholders and the financial community that its interim financial report and its interim accounts for the 2021 financial year have been made public and filed with the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF). The half-yearly financial report is available on the company’s website: www.mediantechnologies.com
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 Order backlog is the sum of orders received but not yet fulfilled. An increase or decrease in the order backlog corresponds to the order intake of the reporting period, net of invoiced services, completed or cancelled contracts, and currency impact for projects in foreign currency (re-evaluated at the exchange rate on closing date). Orders are booked once the customer confirms, in writing, its retention of the Company’s services for a given project. The contract is usually signed a few months after written confirmation.