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electroCore Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

Record full year 2023 net sales of $16.0 million increased 87% over $8.6 million for the full year 2022

ROCKAWAY, N.J., March 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — electroCore, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECOR) (the “Company”), a commercial-stage bioelectronic medicine and wellness company, today announced fourth quarter and full year 2023 financial results.

Fourth Quarter 2023 and Recent Highlights

  • Reported record full year of 2023 revenue of $16.0 million, an increase of approximately 87% over full year of 2022
  • Record revenue in the fourth quarter of 2023 of $5.2 million, an increase of approximately 103% over the fourth quarter of 2022

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

For the year ended December 31, 2023, electroCore reported net sales of $16.0 million, compared to $8.6 million during the same period of 2022, which represents an approximately 87% increase over the prior year. The increase of $7.4 million is due to an increase in net sales across major channels including our prescription gammaCore medical devices sold in the U.S. and abroad; and revenue from the sales of our nonprescription general well-being and human performance Truvaga and TAC-STIM products.Gross profit for the full year of 2023 was $13.2 million as compared to $7.0 million for the full year of 2022. Gross margin was 83% and 81% for the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

Total operating expenses for the full year of 2023 were approximately $32.5 million, as compared to $29.9 million for the full year of 2022.

Research and development expense for the full year of 2023 was $5.3 million as compared to $5.5 million for the full year of 2022. This decrease in research and development expense was due to a decrease in compensation associated with cost cutting measures effected April 1, 2023, offset by targeted investments to support the future iterations of our therapy delivery platform, including the use of our intellectual property around the delivery of smart phone-integrated and smart phone-connected non-invasive therapies.

Selling, general and administrative expense for the full year of 2023 was $27.2 million as compared to $24.3 million for the full year of 2022. This increase was due to greater variable selling and marketing costs consistent with our increase in sales and severance charges, offset by decreases in insurance and stock-based compensation expenses.

GAAP net loss for the full year of 2023 was $18.8 million, as compared to the $22.2 million net loss for the full year of 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA net loss in the fourth quarter of 2023 was a loss of $2.9 million as compared to a loss of $4.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2022. Adjusted EBITDA net loss for the full year of 2023 was a loss of $15.4 million, as compared to an adjusted EBITDA net loss of $19.0 million for the full year of 2022.

The Company defines adjusted EBITDA net loss as GAAP net loss, adjusting to exclude non-operating gains/losses, depreciation and amortization, stock-compensation expense, write-off of right of use operating lease, inventory reserve charges, legal fees associated with stockholders’ litigation, and provision/benefit from income taxes. A reconciliation of GAAP net loss to Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA net loss has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release.

Net cash used in operating activities for the full year ended December 31, 2023 was $14.7 million, as compared to $16.6 million for the full year of 2022.

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at December 31, 2023, totaled approximately $10.6 million, as compared to approximately $18.0 million as of December 31, 2022. In July 2023, the Company raised net proceeds of approximately $7.5 million through a registered direct offering and concurrent private placements priced “at the market” under NASDAQ rules.

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Webcast and Conference Call Information

electroCore’s management team will host a conference call today, March 13, 2024, beginning at 4:30 pm EST. 

Investors interested in listening to the conference call or webcast may do so by dialing 877-407-8835 for domestic callers or 201-689-8779 for international callers, using conference ID: 13744117, or connecting to the Web at: https://event.choruscall.com/mediaframe/webcast.html?webcastid=ISZCGFO3. An archived webcast of the event will be available on the “Investors” section of the Company’s website at: www.electrocore.com.

About electroCore, Inc.

electroCore, Inc. is a commercial stage bioelectronic medicine and wellness company dedicated to improving health through its non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (“nVNS”) technology platform. Our focus is the commercialization of medical devices for the management and treatment of certain medical conditions and consumer product offerings utilizing nVNS to promote general wellbeing and human performance in the United States and select overseas markets.

For more information, visit www.electrocore.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and other written and oral statements made by representatives of electroCore may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about, electroCore’s business prospects and clinical and product development plans; its pipeline or potential markets for its technologies; the timing, outcome and impact of regulatory, clinical and commercial developments; business prospects around its general wellness Truvaga and TAC-STIM products and other new products and markets, and other statements that are not historical in nature, particularly those that utilize terminology such as “anticipates,” “will,” “expects,” “believes,” “intends,” and other words of similar meaning, derivations of such words and the use of future dates. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the ability to raise the additional funding needed to continue to pursue electroCore’s business and product development plans, the inherent uncertainties associated with developing new products or technologies, the ability to commercialize gammaCore™, TAC-STIM™, and Truvaga™, electroCore’s results of operations and financial performance, inflation and currency fluctuations, and any expectations electroCore may have with respect thereto, competition in the industry in which electroCore operates and overall economic and market conditions. Any forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and electroCore assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factor disclosure set forth in the reports and other documents electroCore files with the SEC available at www.sec.gov.

Contact:
ECOR Investor Relations
(973) 302-9253
investors@electrocore.com