MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Urologix ®, Inc. (OTCQB:ULGX), the leading provider of in-office procedures for the safe, durable and effective treatment of BPH, today reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended December 31, 2013.

Operating Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014

Second quarter fiscal year 2014 revenue totaled $3.8 million, up 0.7% sequentially which is relatively flat with the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 and down 12.6% compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. The revenue decline compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 was due to lower volume of units sold in both product lines.

"Second quarter revenue improved slightly sequentially, but did not meet our growth expectations. Our results combined with our assessment of where we can have the most impact in our market led us to implement the restructuring of the organization at the beginning of January. Careful management of our resources in advance of the restructuring helped our ending cash position in the quarter," stated Greg Fluet, Chief Executive Officer. "Our new organizational structure should allow us to meet our operational goals with improved profitability in the future. We remain intently focused on serving the unmet clinical needs of the large number of men suffering from the symptoms related to BPH. The execution of our market development and patient education programs will continue as we work to expand the market for our in-office BPH treatments."

As of December 31, 2013, the Company's cash balance was $1.3 million compared to $1.6 million as of September 30, 2013. Cash utilization in the quarter was $284,000. The Company's cash utilization benefited from increased collections at the end of the calendar year and reduced operating expenses. The Company's cash needs will be determined by a number of items including operating performance, accessibility of the Silicon Valley Bank ("SVB") line of credit and the timing of the payment of annual royalty amounts due and unpaid in the second quarter of the fiscal year totaling $650,000 which are included in short-term deferred acquisition payments on the balance sheet. The Company is pleased to announce today that it entered into an amendment to the line of credit with SVB which extends the line through June 30, 2014. Additional information on this extension is included in a separate press release issued today.

Gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $1.8 million, or 47.2% of revenue, compared to $2.2 million, or 51.4% of revenue, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. Gross margin also declined sequentially compared to 49.3% in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014. The change in gross margin compared to the prior year second quarter and first quarter of fiscal year 2014 was primarily due to lower production volumes to reduce inventory levels in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 as well as higher costs related to the Prostiva product line. The lower production volumes resulted in increased fixed manufacturing costs on a per-unit basis.

Total operating expense was $2.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, representing a decline of 12.3% compared to the prior year period and a decline of 11.1% sequentially. The decline as compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 in total operating expense was driven by lower sales and marketing expense as well as lower research and development expense, offset partially by the medical device excise tax which was not assessed in the prior year period. The sequential decline in operating expense was driven by the combination of lower costs in sales and marketing as well as lower legal and audit fees.

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, Urologix reported a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $970,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. The change in net loss in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 was primarily due to lower sales and gross profit compared to the prior year second quarter. The net loss this quarter represented a modest sequential improvement over the net loss of $1.3 million, or $0.06 per share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The sequential improvement in net loss in the second quarter was driven by lower operating expenses.

Earnings Call Information

Urologix will host a conference call with the financial community to discuss fiscal year 2014 second quarter results on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. To listen to the call, please dial 1-800-688-0836 and enter the Participant Passcode 89504173 at least 10 minutes prior to the call. A live webcast of the call will be available through the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.urologix.com and available for replay approximately two hours after the completion of the call.

About Urologix

Urologix, Inc., based in Minneapolis, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes minimally invasive medical products for the treatment of obstruction and symptoms due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Urologix' Cooled ThermoTherapy™ produces targeted microwave energy combined with a unique cooling mechanism to protect healthy tissue and enhance patient comfort. The Prostiva® RF Therapy System delivers radio frequency energy directly into the prostate destroying prostate tissue, reducing constriction of the urethra, and thereby relieving BPH symptoms. Both of these therapies provide safe, effective and lasting relief of the symptoms and obstruction due to BPH. Prostiva® is a registered trademark of Medtronic, Inc., used under license. All other trademarks are the property of Urologix.

If you'd like more information on this topic, please contact Brian Smrdel at (763) 475-7696 or bsmrdel@urologix.com or to learn more about Urologix and its products and services, visit their website at www.urologix.com.

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, words such as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate" or "continue" or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward looking statements include, for example, the effectiveness of the Company's sales and marketing strategies and organization, the Company's future revenue and operating performance, the effect on expenses or cash balances as a result of the previously announced strategic restructuring, the development and marketing of new products, the timing or payment of any amounts to Medtronic, or the availability of borrowing under the line of credit with Silicon Valley Bank. The statements made by the Company are based upon management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include market conditions and other factors beyond the Company's control and the risk factors and other cautionary statements described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2013 and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Urologix, Inc.
Statements of Operations
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
  Three Months Ended  December 31, Six Months Ended  December 31,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
Sales $ 3,806 $ 4,354 $ 7,585 $ 8,324
Cost of goods sold 2,008 2,117 3,923 4,072
Gross profit 1,798 2,237 3,662 4,252
Costs and expenses:        
Sales and marketing 1,681 2,007 3,527 3,724
General and administrative 561 646 1,246 1,383
Research and development 452 602 874 1,218
Change in value of acquisition consideration (85) (215) (93)  (369) 
Medical device tax 59 -- 119 --
Amortization expense 22 26 44 52
Total costs and expenses 2,690 3,066 5,717 6,008
Operating loss (892) (829) (2,055) (1,756)
Interest expense (178) (127) (338) (249)
Foreign currency exchange gain/(loss) 1 2 2 (3)
Loss before income taxes (1,069) (954) (2,391) (2,008)
Income tax expense 16 16 28 32
Net loss $ (1,085) $ (970) $ (2,419) $ (2,040)
Net loss per common share---basic $ (0.05) $ (0.05) $ (0.11) $ (0.10)
Net loss per common share---diluted $ (0.05) $ (0.05) $ (0.11) $ (0.10)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding---basic 21,245 20,835 21,132 20,507
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding---diluted 21,245 20,835 21,132 20,507
Urologix, Inc.
Balance Sheets
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  December 31, 2013 June 30,  2013
Current assets:    
Cash $ 1,267  $ 2,290 
Accounts receivable, net 1,856 2,132
Inventories 1,357 1,571
Prepaids and other current assets 264 128
Total current assets 4,744 6,121
Property and equipment:    
Property and equipment  12,158  12,165
Less accumulated depreciation  (11,569)  (11,430)
Property and equipment, net  589  735
Other intangible assets, net 1,483 1,587
Goodwill 3,036 3,036
Long-term inventories 959 1,043
Other assets 5 5
Total assets $ 10,816 $ 12,527
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $ 1,054 $ 628
Accrued compensation  677  721
Deferred income 7 5
Short-term deferred acquisition payment 1,270 681
Other accrued expenses 525 602
Total current liabilities 3,533 2,637
Deferred tax liability 54 36
Long-term deferred acquisition payment 3,552 4,026
Long-term debt 5,333 5,333
Other accrued liabilities 56 75
Interest payable 165 --
Total liabilities 12,693 12,107
Shareholders' equity/(deficit):    
Common stock  209  208
Additional paid-in capital  119,351  119,230
Accumulated deficit (121,437) (119,018)
Total shareholders' equity/(deficit) (1,877) 420
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity/(deficit) $ 10,816 $ 12,527
Urologix, Inc.
Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  Six Months Ended
  December 31,
  2013 2012
Operating Activities:    
Net loss $ (2,419) $ (2,040)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used for operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 302 339
Employee stock-based compensation expense 122 151
Provision for bad debts 29 23
Loss on disposal of assets 3 7
Accretion expense on deferred acquisition payments 209 284
Net adjustment to acquisition consideration (93) (369)
Deferred income taxes 18 22
Change in operating items, net of acquisition:    
Accounts receivable 247 (92)
Inventories 276 (577)
Prepaids and other assets (136) 44
Accounts payable 426 1,599
Accrued expenses and deferred income (139) (177)
Interest payable 165 --
Net cash used for operating activities (990) (786)
Investing Activities:    
Purchase of property and equipment (27) (36)
Purchases of intellectual property (6) (12)
Net cash used for investing activities (33) (48)
Financing Activities:    
Issuance of common stock -- 3,814
Net cash provided by financing activities -- 3,814
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (1,023) 2,980
Cash and cash equivalents:    
Beginning of period 2,290 1,899
End of period $1,267 $ 4,879
Supplemental cash-flow information    
Income taxes paid during the period $ 12 $ 15
Net amount of inventory transferred to property and equipment $ 22 $ 56
CONTACT: Urologix Investor Relations Contact         Brian Smrdel         (763) 475-7696         Bsmrdel@urologix.com

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