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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 12, 2021

 

 

EARGO, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-39616   27-3879804
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification Number)

1600 Technology Drive, 6th Floor

San Jose, California 95110

(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 351-7700

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading
Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share   EAR   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 


Item 2.02

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On August 12, 2021, Eargo, Inc. (“Eargo”) announced certain financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. A copy of Eargo’s press release, titled “Eargo Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results,” is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

    Exhibit No.    

  

Description

99.1    Eargo, Inc. Press Release, dated August 12, 2021
104    Cover Page Interactive File, formatted in Inline XBRL.

The information in this report, including the exhibit hereto, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The information contained herein and in the accompanying exhibit shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by Eargo, Inc., whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    EARGO, INC.  
Date: August 12, 2021     By:  

/s/ Adam Laponis

 
      Adam Laponis  
      Chief Financial Officer  
EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

Eargo Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Increases Full Year Net Revenue Guidance to Between $93 Million and $96 Million

Second Quarter 2021 Highlights:

 

   

Net revenues of $22.9 million, up 43.7% year-over-year

 

   

Gross systems shipped of 12,548, up 38.8% year-over-year

 

   

Return accrual rate of 24.1%, a 3.0 percentage point improvement year-over-year

 

   

GAAP gross margin of 71.8%, up 4.5 percentage points year-over-year; non-GAAP gross margin of 72.3%, up 5 percentage points year-over-year

 

   

GAAP sales and marketing expense as a percent of net revenues of 95.7%, a 27.7 percentage point increase year-over-year; non-GAAP sales and marketing expense as a percent of net revenues of 87.4%, a 20.2 percentage point increase year-over-year

 

   

Initial launch of Eargo 5 in late 2Q21; full commercial launch in early 3Q21

 

   

Acquisition of web-based, self-administered hearing screening technology

SAN JOSE, CA., August 12, 2021 – Eargo, Inc. (Nasdaq: EAR), a medical device company on a mission to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Christian Gormsen, President and CEO, said “Following a strong start to the year, we saw growth in demand across multiple customer types during the second quarter, including both insurance and cash pay, driving 44% year-over-year revenue growth. The shift in mix towards insurance customers facilitated a lower year-over-year return accrual rate of 24.1% and contributed to non-GAAP gross margin improvement of five percentage points year-over-year.”

Mr. Gormsen concluded, “Operationally, the second quarter culminated with a significant milestone accomplishment for Eargo, as we began shipping our most revolutionary product ever, Eargo 5. Since then, we have initiated our full commercial launch early in the third quarter and have seen strong initial commercial traction. We are incredibly excited about how Eargo 5 will support our mission of helping more people hear better. We are also pleased to announce the acquisition of certain assets from Clementine, an early-stage developer of web-based, self-administered hearing screening technology, which we believe will further advance our long-term strategic initiative to empower more consumers to solve for their hearing loss.”

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Net revenue was $22.9 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $15.9 million for the second quarter of 2020. The increase was driven by an increase in gross systems shipped and a decrease in the sales return accrual rate.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2021 was $16.4 million compared to $10.7 million for the second quarter of 2020. Gross margin increased to 71.8% for the second quarter of 2021, compared with 67.3% for the second quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily due to a decrease in sales returns as percentage of gross systems shipped, and lower cost of goods sold per unit.


Total operating expenses were $35.5 million or 155.1% of net revenues for the second quarter of 2021, compared with $16.3 million or 102.3% of net revenues for the second quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily due to higher sales and marketing investments in demand generation, costs associated with the Eargo 5 launch, personnel investments to scale the organization for growth, stock-based compensation and expenses related to being a public company.

Sales and marketing expenses were $21.9 million or 95.7% of net revenues for the second quarter of 2021, compared with $10.8 million or 68.0% of net revenues for the second quarter of 2020.

Research and development expenses were $5.2 million or 22.5% of net revenues for the second quarter of 2021, compared with $2.2 million or 13.9% of net revenues for the second quarter of 2020.

General and administrative expenses were $8.4 million or 36.8% of net revenues for the second quarter of 2021, compared with $3.3 million or 20.5% of net revenues for the second quarter of 2020.

Excluding stock-based compensation expense, non-GAAP operating expenses were $30.4 million, including research and development expenses of $4.1 million, sales and marketing expenses of $20.0 million, and general and administrative expenses of $6.3 million. Please refer to the section below titled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the non-GAAP reconciliation tables at the end of this press release.

Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2021 was ($19.3) million, or ($0.50) per share, compared to a net loss of ($6.6) million, or ($23.66) per share, for the second quarter of 2020. Excluding stock-based compensation expense, non-GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2021 was ($14.1) million, or ($0.36) per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of ($6.1) million, or ($21.97) per share for the same period in 2020.

Cash and cash equivalents were $179.4 million as of June 30, 2021, compared to $212.2 million as of December 31, 2020.

Accounts receivable, net was $15.4 million as of June 30, 2021. The increase in accounts receivable from March 31, 2021 was primarily due to a claims audit by an insurance company that is our largest third-party payor, who accounted for approximately 80% of our gross accounts receivable as of June 30, 2021. During the audit, claims since March 1, 2021 have not been paid. The Company is in active discussions with the payor and continues to work toward conclusion of the audit.

 

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Full Year 2021 Financial Guidance

 

   

Increasing net revenue guidance from between $89 million and $93 million to between $93 million and $96 million

 

   

Reiterating GAAP gross margin guidance of between 68% and 71%

 

   

Reiterating non-GAAP gross margin of between 70% and 72%

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Eargo will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter financial results after market close on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone at (833) 649-1234 for U.S. callers or (914) 987-7293 for international callers, using conference ID: 6691066. The live webinar can be accessed at ir.eargo.com.

About Eargo

Eargo is a medical device company dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with hearing loss. Our innovative product and go-to-market approach address the major challenges of traditional hearing aid adoption, including social stigma, accessibility and cost. We believe our Eargo hearing aids are the first and only virtually invisible, rechargeable, completely-in-canal, FDA regulated, exempt Class I or Class II devices for the treatment of hearing loss. Our differentiated, consumer-first solution empowers consumers to take control of their hearing. Consumers can purchase online or over the phone and get personalized and convenient consultation and support from licensed hearing professionals via phone, text, email or video chat. The Eargo solution is offered to consumers at approximately half the cost of competing hearing aids purchased through traditional channels in the United States.

Eargo’s fifth generation device, Eargo 5, is a medical-grade, FDA Class II exempt hearing device designed to be customizable by the user to their hearing preferences through all new Sound Match technology. Eargo 5 is available for purchase here.

Related Links

http://eargo.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our full year 2021 financial guidance, our ability to deliver on that guidance while driving innovation, the acquisition of assets from Clementine further advancing our long-term strategic initiative, and third-party payor audit. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those anticipated, including, but not limited to, risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to: the outcome of ongoing third-party payor audits and the risk that insurance companies may seek recoupments of previous claims paid and deny any claims subject to the audits, and we have received some denials to date, or future claims if the audits are not concluded in our favor following processes for appeal and, if necessary, corrective action; the risk that we may not meet our financial guidance, which assumes favorable conclusion of the ongoing audit being conducted by our largest third-party payor; the impact of

 

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unfavorable resolutions of third-party payor audits on our future financial results, including our revenue recognition, sales return rate and bad debt reserve; our expectations concerning additional orders by existing customers; our expectations regarding the potential market size and size of the potential consumer populations for our products and any future products, including our ability to maintain or increase insurance coverage of Eargo hearing aids; our ability to release new hearing aids and the anticipated features of any such hearing aids; developments and projections relating to our competitors and our industry, including competing products; our ability to maintain our competitive technological advantages against new entrants in our industry; the pricing of our hearing aids; our expectations regarding the ability to make certain claims related to the performance of our hearing aids relative to competitive products; our expectations with regard to changes in the regulatory landscape for hearing aid devices, including the implementation of the pending over-the-counter hearing aid pathway regulatory framework; and our estimates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to, its duration and its impact on our business and results of operations. These and other risks are described in greater detail under the section titled “Risk Factors” contained in Eargo’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the company’s other filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The company may report non-GAAP results for gross profit/loss, gross margin, operating expenses, operating margins, net income/loss, and basic and diluted net income/loss per share in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The company’s financial measures under GAAP include charges such as stock-based compensation, as listed in the itemized reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release. Management has excluded the effects of this item in non-GAAP measures to assist investors in analyzing and assessing past and future operating performance. The company encourages investors to carefully consider its results under GAAP, as well as its supplemental non-GAAP information and the reconciliation between these presentations, to more fully understand its business.

Investor Contact

Nick Laudico

Vice President of Investor Relations

ir@eargo.com

Media Contact

Brad Sheets

eargo@edelman.com

 

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Eargo, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

     June 30,
2021
    December 31,
2020
 

ASSETS

 

Current assets:

 

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 179,354     $ 212,185  

Accounts receivable, net

     15,361       3,793  

Inventories

     3,202       2,739  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     2,906       3,740  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     200,823       222,457  

Operating lease right-of-use assets

     959       1,079  

Property and equipment, net

     9,804       8,034  

Intangible assets, net

     1,990       —    

Goodwill

     873       —    

Other assets

     1,086       1,062  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 215,535     $ 232,632  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Current liabilities:

 

Accounts payable

   $ 6,764     $ 6,020  

Accrued expenses

     14,429       13,909  

Other current liabilities

     2,286       2,448  

Deferred revenue, current portion

     69       311  

Lease liability, current portion

     824       1,030  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     24,372       23,718  

Lease liability, noncurrent portion

     209       166  

Long-term debt, noncurrent portion

     15,045       14,837  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     39,626       38,721  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value per share; 5,000,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively; zero shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

     —         —    

Common stock; $0.0001 par value; 110,000,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively; 39,141,571 and 38,246,601 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

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Additional paid in capital

     407,906       392,965  

Accumulated deficit

     (232,001     (199,058
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     175,909       193,911  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 215,535     $ 232,632  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Eargo, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

     Three months ended
June 30,
    Six months ended
June 30,
 
   2021     2020     2021     2020  

Revenue, net

   $ 22,883     $ 15,921     $ 44,931     $ 28,590  

Cost of revenue

     6,462       5,205       12,759       9,861  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     16,421       10,716       32,172       18,729  

Operating expenses:

 

Research and development

     5,148       2,208       9,926       5,017  

Sales and marketing

     21,903       10,828       38,758       21,687  

General and administrative

     8,432       3,257       15,919       9,335  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     35,483       16,293       64,603       36,039  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from operations

     (19,062     (5,577     (32,431     (17,310

Other income (expense), net:

 

Interest income

     6       2       17       23  

Interest expense

     (266     (877     (529     (1,143

Other income (expense), net

     —         (140     —         100  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other income (expense), net

     (260     (1,015     (512     (1,020
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

     (19,322     (6,592     (32,943     (18,330

Income tax provision

     —         —         —         —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss and comprehensive loss

   $ (19,322   $ (6,592   $ (32,943   $ (18,330
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

   $ (19,322   $ (6,592   $ (32,943   $ (18,330
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

   $ (0.50   $ (23.66   $ (0.85   $ (67.04
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares used in computing net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

     38,806,861       278,614       38,546,557       273,414  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Eargo, Inc.

Results of Operations – Reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:

 

     Three months ended
June 30,
    Six months ended
June 30,
 
   2021     2020     2021     2020  

GAAP net loss per share to common stockholders, basic and diluted

   $ (0.50   $ (23.66   $ (0.85   $ (67.04

Stock-based compensation

     0.14       1.69       0.26       3.64  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP net loss per share to common stockholders, basic and diluted

   $ (0.36   $ (21.97   $ (0.59   $ (63.40
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders:

 

     Three months ended     Six months ended  
     June 30,     June 30,  
     2021     2020     2021     2020  

GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

   $ (19,322   $ (6,592   $ (32,943   $ (18,330

Stock-based compensation

     5,241       471       10,372       996  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

   $ (14,081   $ (6,121   $ (22,571   $ (17,334
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin:

 

     Three months ended
June 30,
    Six months ended
June 30,
 
   2021     2020     2021     2020  

GAAP gross profit

   $ 16,421     $ 10,716     $ 32,172     $ 18,729  

Stock-based compensation

     113       4       299       8  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

   $ 16,534     $ 10,720     $ 32,471     $ 18,737  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

GAAP gross margin

     71.8     67.3     71.6     65.5

Stock-based compensation

     0.5     0.0     0.7     0.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP gross margin

     72.3     67.3     72.3     65.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses and operating loss:

 

     Three months ended
June 30,
    Six months ended
June 30,
 
     2021     2020     2021     2020  

GAAP research and development expense

   $ 5,148     $ 2,208     $ 9,926     $ 5,017  

Stock-based compensation

     (1,100     (91     (2,167     (255
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP research and development expense

   $ 4,048     $ 2,117     $ 7,759     $ 4,762  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

GAAP sales and marketing expense

   $ 21,903     $ 10,828     $ 38,758     $ 21,687  

Stock-based compensation

     (1,899     (126     (3,754     (250
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP sales and marketing expense

   $ 20,004     $ 10,702     $ 35,004     $ 21,437  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

GAAP general and administrative expense

   $ 8,432     $ 3,257     $ 15,919     $ 9,335  

Stock-based compensation

     (2,129     (250     (4,152     (483
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP general and administrative expense

   $ 6,303     $ 3,007     $ 11,767     $ 8,852  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

GAAP total operating expense

   $ 35,483     $ 16,293     $ 64,603     $ 36,039  

Stock-based compensation

     (5,128     (467     (10,073     (988
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP total operating expense

   $ 30,355     $ 15,826     $ 54,530     $ 35,051  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

GAAP operating loss

   $ (19,062   $ (5,577   $ (32,431   $ (17,310

Stock-based compensation

     5,241       471       10,372       996  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP operating loss

   $ (13,821   $ (5,106   $ (22,059   $ (16,314
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP full year 2021 forecasted gross margin:

 

     Low     High  

Forecasted 2021 GAAP gross margin

     68     71

Estimated impact of stock-based compensation

     2     1
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Forecasted 2021 non-GAAP gross margin

     70     72
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

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