AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Nov. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today New Zealand based soft-tissue regeneration company Aroa Biosurgery (AROA, the Company) is pleased to announce financial results for H1 FY23. With fewer COVID-19 related disruptions, the Company has entered FY23 with momentum and delivered strong financial results.
Aroa reports a strong cash balance of NZ$50.1 million as at 30 September 2022 and is debt free.
Upgraded guidance of NZ$62-64 million. , previously advised on 26 October has been maintained, and normalised EBITDA (unaudited) was positive.
Overall Product sales for H1 FY23 were up 44% to NZ$28.8 million compared to H1 FY22 (NZ$20.1 million), and up 20% compared to H2 FY22 (NZ$24.0 million), on a constant currency basis.
Product sales of Myriad made a significant contribution, with revenue for the product line growing by 242% on H1 FY22 and 147% on H2 FY22 (on a constant currency basis) to NZ$5.6m million.
An increase in product gross margin of 5% on H2 FY22 at 84%, on a constant currency basis, was also seen.
Managing Director and CEO Brian Ward said: "Overall, the business has produced a strong result, and with approximately NZ$50 million in cash, we are poised to enter H2 FY23 with confidence.
It's excellent to see such strong results across the Myriad portfolio, and as our sales force matures and product portfolio broadens, we expect to see momentum build even further.
The collective effort of the team at AROA over the last six months has enabled us to deliver excellent performance in a complex, rapidly changing environment."
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 Given the dynamic and evolving impact of COVID-19, all forward-looking statements in relation to FY23 performance are subject to there being no material decline in US medical procedure numbers or sustained disruption to AROA's manufacturing or transportation activities and TELA Bio, Inc. delivering on its revenue guidance of US$42-45 million in CY22. It assumes an average exchange rate of US$0.62/NZ$1.00.
 Normalised EBITDA is non-conforming financial information, as defined by the NZ Financial Markets Authority, and has been provided to assist users of financial information to better understand and assess the AROA Group's ("Group") comparative financial performance without any distortion from NZ GAAP accounting treatment specific to one-off fair value adjustments, one-off transaction costs associated with capital raisings. The impact of non-cash share-based payments expense has also been removed from the Profit or Loss. This approach is used by Management and the Board to assess the Group's comparative financial performance. All references in this announcement to 'normalised EBITDA' are as set out in this footnote.
 Constant currency ('CC') removes the impact of exchange rate movements. This approach is used to assess the AROA Group's underlying comparative financial performance without any distortion from changes in foreign exchange rates, specifically the USD. The USD/NZD exchange rate of US$0.62/NZ$1.00 has been used in the constant currency analysis, representing approximately the average rate for H1 FY23 and the rate for FY23 financial guidance. All references in this announcement to 'constant currency' are as set out in this footnote.
Aroa Biosurgery is a soft-tissue regeneration company committed to 'unlocking regenerative healing for everybody'. We develop, manufacture, sell and distribute medical and surgical products to improve healing in complex wounds and soft tissue reconstruction.
Our products are developed from a proprietary AROA ECM technology platform, a novel extracellular matrix biomaterial derived from ovine (sheep) forestomach. Over 5.6 million AROA devices have been applied in treating patients to date.
Founded in 2008, Aroa Biosurgery is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: ARX).
Myriad Matrix is an extracellular matrix graft, composed of AROA ECM and designed for soft tissue reconstruction and complex wounds. Myriad Morcells is a powder format of Myriad Matrix that easily conforms to optimize contact with irregular wound beds.
Endoform products are unique extracellular matrix products, composed of AROA ECM, for the management of acute and chronic wounds.
Symphony is a new product which has been developed off the strength of AROA ECM. It is applied as a graft and is surgically fixed at the margins. It is designed to support healing during the proliferative phase to reduce time to wound closure, particularly in patients whose healing is severely impaired or compromised due to disease.
This is a new tissue apposition system which AROA is developing, designed to close tissue cavities at a surgical site created by surgical dissection or tissue removal. It is comprised of a specially designed AROA ECM implant that is coupled to an external single-use negative pressure pump. When the product is deployed, the tissue surfaces are drawn together, held in place and tissue fluids are carried by the vacuum to an external fluid collection bag. AROA intends to develop and launch a new class of products utilising this new platform technology.
Corporate Communications Manager, Aroa Biosurgery
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