SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 15, 2022 / Ainos, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIMD, AIMDW) ("Ainos", or the "Company"), a diversified medtech company focused on the development of novel point-of-care testing, low-dose interferon therapeutics, and synthetic RNA-driven preventative medicine, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.
Second Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights
- Revenues were US$636,627 in the second quarter of 2022, up 213.6% from US$202,992 in the same period of 2021.
- Gross profit was US$317,664, representing a gross margin of 49.9% in the second quarter of 2022.
Chun-Hsien Tsai, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Ainos, commented, "We are pleased to announce our first quarterly results as a Nasdaq-listed company with significant year-over-year revenue growth and promising operational milestones. This has been a momentous year for us, our partners, and our shareholders. Receiving approval for our COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test to be sold in Taiwan and the positive preclinical study results for our VELDONA interferon formulation demonstrates the strength of our product portfolio as we strive to fulfill our mission to develop a telehealth-enabled future for precision medicine. Our Nasdaq uplisting is an exciting new chapter in our development, providing us with wider access to capital, raising our corporate profile, and positioning us to deliver greater and more sustainable value for our shareholders. With our low-cost operations and cutting-edge technology, the building blocks for our future growth as a diversified medtech company are firmly in place."
Hui-Lan Wu, Chief Financial Officer of Ainos, commented, "Increased sales of our COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kits during the second quarter drove robust year-over-year 213.6% top-line growth. With the additional capital provided by our recent uplisting, we are well positioned to meet our product development targets, capture emerging market opportunities, and generate long-term growth for our shareholders. Looking ahead, we will continue to commercialize our medical device pipeline while expanding and strengthening our innovative product portfolio."
Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Revenues increased by 213.6% to US$636,627 in the second quarter of 2022 from US$202,992 in the same period of 2021, mainly driven by the increased product sales of the Ainos COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kits in Taiwan.
Cost of Revenues
Cost of revenues was US$318,963 in the second quarter of 2022, compared with US$69,508 in the same period of 2021, mainly driven by the increase in associated cost of product sales of the Ainos COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kits.
Gross profit was US$317,664, representing 49.9% of sales in the second quarter of 2022.
Total Operating Expenses
Total operating expenses increased by 163.0% to US$2,261,960 in the second quarter of 2022 from US$860,030 in the same period of 2021, mainly attributable to increased research and development expenses. The increase in research and development expenses reflects the Company's ongoing investments in research and development, in line with its product development plans.
Net loss attributable to common stock shareholders was US$1,954,032 in the second quarter of 2022, compared with US$749,774 in the same period of 2021.
As of June 30, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of US$1,753,877, compared with US$1,751,499 as of December 31, 2021.
On June 21, 2022, the Company announced it has begun marketing the Ainos COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test Kit under an Emergency Use Authorization that was issued by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration on June 13, 2022 to Taiwan Carbon Nano Technology Corporation, the manufacturer and product co-developer of the test in conjunction with Ainos. Ainos is the exclusive master sales and marketing agent for the COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test Kit.
On June 27, 2022, the Company announced the topline results from its COVID-19 antiviral efficacy study in hamsters. The available results show that its low-dose oral interferon alpha formulation, VELDONA, has a protective effect on lungs infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus by regulating the immune response, thus expediting recovery of infected animals. The Company is preparing application documents for U.S. FDA Phase 2/3 clinical trials.
On August 12, 2022, the Company announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 780,000 units at a public offering price of $4.25 per unit. Each unit issued in the offering consisted of one share of common stock and one warrant to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $4.25. The common stock and warrants were immediately separable and were issued separately. The common stock and warrants began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market on August 9, 2022, under the symbols "AIMD" and "AIMDW," respectively. Ainos received gross proceeds of approximately $3.3 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses.
About Ainos, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Ainos, Inc. (f/k/a Amarillo Biosciences, Inc.) is a diversified medtech company engaged in developing innovative medical technologies for point-of-care testing and safe and novel medical treatment for a broad range of disease indications. In addition to its proprietary therapeutics using low-dose non-injectable interferon, Ainos is committed to developing a comprehensive healthcare business portfolio encompassing medical devices and consumer healthcare products. While prioritizing the commercialization of medical devices as part of its diversification strategy, Ainos has also expanded its product portfolio to include Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and COVID-19 POCTs. Leveraging its patents related to VOC technologies and three issued patents for COVID-19 POCT products, the Company seeks to expedite the commercialization of its medical device pipeline, beginning with Ainos-branded COVID-19 POCT product candidates.
This press release contains 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "predict," "project," 'target," "future," "seek," "likely," "strategy," "may," "should," "will," and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements are based only on our current beliefs, expectations, and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks, and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.
Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: the cost of production and sales potential of the planned drug treatments announced in this press release; the impact of final approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA") or other regulatory bodies for the planned drug treatments including the availability of emergency use authorization; the Company's limited cash and history of losses; the Company's ability to achieve profitability; intense competition and rapidly advancing technology in the Company's industry that may outpace its technology; customer demand for the products and services the Company develops; the impact of competitive or alternative products, technologies and pricing; the Company's ability to manufacture any products it develops; general economic conditions and events and the impact they may have on the Company and its potential customers, including but not limited to the impact of Covid-19; the Company's ability to obtain adequate financing in the future; the impact of promulgation and implementation of regulations by the World Health Organization, the FDA and by other governmental authorities with functions similar to those of the FDA on the Company's operations and technologies; lawsuits and other claims by third parties or investigations by various regulatory agencies governing the Company's operations; the Company's ability to secure regulatory approvals for its products; and our success in managing the risks involved in the foregoing items. Readers should also review the risks and uncertainties listed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and other reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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