Year-end Report

January 1 – December 31, 2017

The fourth quarter in figures

  • Net sales amounted to TSEK 1,886 (1,935).
  • The loss after tax amounted to TSEK 10,295 (14,623).
  • The loss per share amounted to SEK 1.13 (1.77).
  • The cash flow from current operations was negative in the amount of TSEK 11,358 (13,032).
  • The gross margin was 31.5% (35.0%).
  • Electrode sales in volume decreased by 30% and reached 3,936 (5,600) units. Repeat sales of electrodes decreased by 30%.

The full year in figures

  • Net sales amounted to TSEK 6,859 (6,436).
  • The loss after tax amounted to TSEK 42,464 (53,086).
  • The loss per share amounted to SEK 5.00 (6.41).
  • The cash flow from current operations was negative in the amount of TSEK 44,180 (47,850).
  • The gross margin was 35.4% (34.5%).
  • Electrode sales grew in total by 10% and reached 16,704 (15,200) units. Repeat sales of electrodes grew by 31%.

Important events during the quarter

  • The Company finalised a preferential share issue which, after deduction of estimated issue costs, provided the Company with approximately MSEK 66.
  • Nevisense was presented as one of the top ten most important news stories within skin cancer for dermatologists at the Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference in the US.
  • The first Nevisense system in the US was installed with the well-known key opinion leader Darrel S. Rigel, MD and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the New York University Medical Center.
  • The first presentation of data in a scientific poster by a US center occurred as a poster at the Fall Clinical meeting by Dr Ryan Svoboda, a Clinical Research Fellow at the National Society for Cutaneous Medicine.
  • SciBase signed a distribution contract with Skin Care Sweden AB to sell to non-specialist clinics and pharmacies in Italy. The agreement included an initial order of approx. MSEK 0.5, which was delivered during Q4, and potential for an additional MSEK 0.5 order in 2018.
  • The first US commercial order for Nevisense was received from a private clinic focused on self-pay patients in New York.
  • In the period SciBase received the first order from a customer as a result of the co-operation with the German medical technology company DermoScan 
  • A nominating committee was appointed.
  • An extra general meeting was held on November 15th were a decision regarding a rights offering was made. The prospectus was published on November 20th.

Important events after the end of the period

  • No significant events have occurred after the end of the period.
Oct 1 - Dec 31 Jan 1 - Dec 31
THE GROUP 2017 2016 2017 2016
Net sales, SEK ths 1 886 1 935 6 859 6 436
Gross margin, % 31,5% 35,0% 35,4% 34,5%
Equity/Asset ratio, % 90,5% 90,8% 90,5% 90,8%
Net indebtness, multiple 0,11 0,10 0,11 0,10
Cash equivalents, SEK ths 110 015 84 955 110 015 84 955
Cashflow from operating activities, SEK ths -11 358 -13 032 -44 180 -47 850
Earnings per share (before and after dilution), SEK -1,13 -1,77 -5,00 -6,41
Shareholder's equity per share, SEK 12,69 11,19 13,63 11,19
Average number of shares, 000' 9 118 8 285 8 493 8 285
Number of shares at closing of period, 000' 16 618 8 285 16 618 8 285
Share price at end of period, SEK 7,80 19,00 7,80 25,20
Number of sold electrodes, pieces 3 936 5 600 16 704 15 200
Average number of employees 20 23 21 21

This information is information that SciBase Holding AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 08.00 CET on February 20, 2018.

This interim report has not been subject to review by the Company’s auditors.

Contact person:

Michael Colérus, CFO

For more information, please contact:
Simon Grant, CEO SciBase
Phone: +46 72 887 43 99
Email:
simon.grant@scibase.com

About SciBase and Nevisense

SciBase AB is a Swedish medical technology company, headquartered in Stockholm that has developed a unique point-of-care device for the accurate detection of malignant melanoma. Its product, Nevisense, helps doctors to detect malignant melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. SciBase was founded by Stig Ollmar, Associate Professor at The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Nevisense is based on substantial research and has achieved excellent results in the largest clinical study ever conducted on the detection of malignant melanoma. Nevisense is CE marked in Europe, has TGA approval in Australia, and now also a FDA clearance in the United States. Nevisense is based on a method called Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), which uses the varying electrical properties of human tissue to categorize cellular structures and thereby detect malignancies. SciBase is listed on Nasdaq First North (“SCIB”). Avanza is the certified advisor. Further information is available on www.scibase.com.  

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SciBase is a Swedish medical technology company founded in 1998 that has developed Nevisense, a point-of-care device for the accurate detection of malignant melanoma. Nevisense has emerged from more than 20 years of research at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and at SciBase. The device is designed to be provide additional information when evaluating lesions with a suspicion of melanoma. Nevisense is based on a technology called Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), which uses the varying electrical properties of human tissue to categorize cellular structures and thereby detect malignancies. The CE-marked system consists of an electrode on a hand-held probe connected to a small portable device performing the analysis and displaying the result. A video describing the Nevisense method is available on: www.scibase.se/en/the-nevisenseproduct and further information is also available on www.scibase.com.

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