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TearLab Corporation Reports Q3-12 Financial Results

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TearLab Corporation Reports Q3-12 Financial Results04:30 EST Tuesday, November 13, 2012SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) (TSX:TLB) ("TearLab" or the "Company") today reported its consolidated financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. All dollar amounts are expressed in U.S. currency and results are reported in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles. For the three months ended September 30, 2012, TearLab's net revenues were $1.2 million, an increase of 264% from $333,000 for the same period in 2011 and up 69% sequentially from $716,000 in the previous quarter. A total of 92 orders for TearLab systems were booked in the period. Of those, 77 were through the Company's access programs, six were direct purchases and nine were purchased outside of the U.S. The Company's net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2012 was approximately $4.6 million, or $0.17 per share. This included approximately $2.0 million, or $0.07 per share, in non-cash expenses related to the revaluation of warrants issued in June 2011 and the issuance of shares for management bonuses. In last year's third quarter, there was an approximate $3.3 million, or $0.16 per share, non-cash gain related to the revaluation of the same warrants and debt conversion that resulted in the Company reporting a profit of $1.1 million, or $0.06 per share ($0.05 on a fully diluted basis). As of September 30, 2012, the Company had $18.4 million in cash. "Growing doctor interest in our technology and the significant role that it can play in the objective diagnoses and management of Dry Eye Disease drove our strong revenue performance in what is historically a seasonally weaker third quarter in the eye care industry," said Elias Vamvakas, TearLab's Chief Executive Officer. "Moving forward, we plan on continuing to execute our marketing strategy focused on medical education and practice integration as we believe this is key to building widespread acceptance and clinical use of the TearLab Osmolarity test."Conference Call and Webcast Information TearLab will hold a conference call to discuss these results today, November 13, at 8:30am Eastern Standard Time at 877-303-1593. The call will also be broadcast live and archived on TearLab's website at under the "webcasts" link in the Investor Relations section. For anyone wishing to listen to a recording of the call via telephone, a replay will be made available as soon as possible after the conclusion of the live call and will remain posted for a period of seven days. To listen to the recording, simply telephone (Toll free) 855-859-2056 or (Toll) 404-537-3406 and enter reservation #60079371 when prompted.About TearLab Corporation TearLab Corporation ( develops and markets lab-on-a-chip technologies that enable eye care practitioners to improve standard of care by objectively and quantitatively testing for disease markers in tears at the point-of-care. The TearLab Osmolarity Test, for diagnosing Dry Eye Disease, is the first assay developed for the award-winning TearLab Osmolarity System. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, TearLab Corporation's common shares trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol 'TEAR' and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol 'TLB'.Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about TearLab. Examples of forward-looking statements in this press release include statements regarding future revenues or activations, future success of our "3/15" and "3/24" marketing programs, the future commercial adoption of the TearLab® Osmolarity System and the related impact on our sales. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. Actual events or results may differ materially. Many factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement, including the factors detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulatory authorities, including but not limited to our annual and quarterly reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.  TearLab Corp.  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS(expressed in U.S. dollars except number of shares) (Unaudited) ($ 000's except number of shares and loss per share)     Three months ended   September 30,  2012 2011     Revenue$ 1,211 $ 333Cost of goods sold692 529Gross profit (loss) 519 (196)Operating expenses    General and administrative1,404 894 Clinical , regulatory and research & development 728 287 Sales and marketing1,756 456 Amortization of intangible assets304 304Total operating expenses4,192 1,941Loss from operations (3,673) (2,137)Other income (expense)(914) 3,274Net gain (loss) and comprehensive gain (loss)$   (4,587) $ 1,137Weighted average shares outstanding - basic27,703,310 20,414,993Gain (Loss) per share – basic$ (0.17) $ 0.06Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted27,703,310 20,777,587Gain (Loss) per share – diluted$ (0.17) $ 0.05  TearLab Corp. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (expressed in U.S. dollars except number of shares) (Unaudited) ($ 000's except number of shares and loss per share)    Nine months ended   September 30,  2012 2011     Revenue$ 2,349 $ 1,625Cost of goods sold1,364 1,216Gross profit 985 409Operating expenses    General and administrative3,629 2,742 Clinical , regulatory and research & development 1,624 762 Sales and marketing3,529 1,330 Amortization of intangible assets911 911Total operating expenses9,693 5,745Loss from operations (8,708) (5,336)Other expense(6,952) —Net loss and comprehensive loss$ (15,660) $ (5,336)Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted24,443,595 16,844,469Loss per share  – basic and diluted$ (0.64) $ (0.32)  TearLab Corp.  CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (expressed in U.S. dollars) ( $ 000's)     September 30, 2012  December 31,  2011    (Unaudited)  ASSETS    Current assets     Cash and cash equivalents$ 18,359 $ 2,807 Accounts receivable, net719 317 Due from related parties, net15 4 Inventory, net1,742 898 Prepaid expenses181 190 Other current assets55 35Total current assets21,071 4,251      Fixed assets, net432 199 Patents and trademarks, net143 164 Intangible assets, net5,014 5,924Total assets$ 26,660 $ 10,538      LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   Current liabilities    Accounts payable$ 463 $ 218 Accrued liabilities2,061 1,843 Obligations under warrants5,909 2,957Total current liabilities8,433 5,018        Stockholders' equity    Capital stock    Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 authorized none outstanding— — Common stock, $0.001 par value, 65,000,000 authorized, 28,466,025 and 20,414,993 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively28 20 Additional paid-in capital421,394 393,035 Accumulated deficit(403,195) (387,535)Total stockholders' equity18,227 5,520Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$ 26,660 $ 10,538CONTACT: Investors: Stephen Kilmer (905) 906-6908 Media: Leonard Zehr Managing Director Kilmer Lucas Inc. (905) 486-1158