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Nephros Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Total Revenue Up 59% Year-over-Year
Company Plans Uplist to National Stock Exchange
Conference Call Scheduled Today, August 8, at 4:30PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ, August 8, 2018 – Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB: NEPH) (“Nephros”), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and an on-line mid-dilution hemodiafiltration system for use with a hemodialysis (HD) machine for the treatment of patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), today announced financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

“Today’s results represent our eighth consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth averaging 59%,” said Daron Evans, President and CEO. “We believe this consistent growth in our ultrafilter solutions reflects increasing confidence from both our customers and our valued distribution partners, and we are confident that we are strongly positioned for the future.”

Nephros also announced plans today to pursue listing on a national stock exchange. As part of this effort and in order to satisfy stock price listing criteria, Nephros intends to initiate a reverse split of its common stock in approximately thirty days.

“Given our growth and strong balance sheet, we have begun the process of uplisting to a national stock exchange,” said Andy Astor, CFO. “An uplist is likely to increase the visibility and liquidity of Nephros’s stock, with a broader audience of additional investors who will be able to consider investing in Nephros.”

Financial Performance for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2018

Product revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2018 were approximately $1,216,000, compared to approximately $785,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2017, an increase of approximately $431,000, or 55%. Total revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2018 were approximately $1,366,000, compared to approximately $858,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2017, an increase of approximately $508,000, or 59%.

Cost of goods sold was approximately $536,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to approximately $341,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Research and development expenses were approximately $352,000 and $277,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Selling, general and administrative expenses were approximately $1,091,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to approximately $881,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2017, representing an increase of $210,000, or 24%.

As of June 30, 2018, Nephros had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $3,484,000.

Conference Call Today at 4:30PM EDT

Nephros will host a conference call at 4:30PM EDT today, during which management will discuss Nephros’s financial results and provide a general business overview.

Participants may dial into the following number to access the call: 1-866-652-5200 or international callers using 1-412-317-6060. Please ask to be joined into the Nephros conference call. A replay of the call can be accessed until August 15, 2018 at 1-877-344-7529 or 1-412-317-0088 for international callers, and entering Replay Access Code: 10123077. An audio archive of the call will be available shortly after call on the Nephros investor relations page at https://www.nephros.com/investor-relations/.

About Nephros, Inc.

Nephros is a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification filters, as well as a hemodiafiltration system for the treatment of patients with End Stage Renal Disease. Nephros filters or ultrafilters are used primarily in medical applications in various settings. These ultrafilters are used by dialysis centers for assisting in the added removal of biological contaminants from the water and bicarbonate concentrate supplied to hemodialysis machines and the patients. Additionally, Nephros ultrafilters are used in hospitals and medical clinics for added protection in retaining bacteria (i.e. Legionella, Pseudomonas), virus and endotoxin from water. These ultrafilters provide barriers that assist in improving infection control with showers, sinks, and ice machines.

For more information about Nephros, please visit its website at www.nephros.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such statements include statements regarding Nephros’s expected financial results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, its expected growth in medical, commercial and industrial filter sales, including the expansion into new markets, its anticipated reverse split of its common stock, including the timing for doing so, and other statements that are not historical facts, including statements which may be accompanied by the words “intends,” “may,” “will,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “predicts,” “estimates,” “aims,” “believes,” “hopes,” “potential” or similar words.  Actual results could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, including uncertainty in clinical outcomes, potential delays in the regulatory approval process, changes in business, economic and competitive conditions, the availability of capital when needed, dependence on third party manufacturers and researchers, regulatory reforms, uncertainties in litigation or investigative proceedings, and the availability of financing. These and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in Nephros’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.  Nephros does not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements in this release.

Contact:
Andrew Astor, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 201-345-0824
Email: [email protected]

NEPHROS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share amounts)

(Unaudited) (Audited)
June 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash $ 3,484 $ 2,194
Accounts receivable, net 855 836
Investment in lease, net-current portion 31 20
Inventory, net 1,352 674
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 49 85
Total current assets 5,771 3,809
Property and equipment, net 28 52
Investment in lease, net-less current portion 30 39
License and supply agreement, net 1,005 1,072
Other asset 11 11
Total assets $ 6,845 $ 4,983
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Secured revolving credit facility $ 153 $ 711
Current portion of secured note payable 187
Accounts payable 679 872
Accrued expenses 377 218
Deferred revenue, current portion 70
Total current liabilities 1,396 1,871
Secured note payable, net of current portion 951
Unsecured long-term note payable, net of debt issuance costs and debt discount of $0 and $233, respectively 954
Long-term portion of deferred revenue 208
Total liabilities 2,347 3,033
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 15)
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017; no shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017
Common stock, $.001 par value; 90,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017; 64,166,988 and 55,293,267 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively 64 55
Additional paid-in capital 127,299 122,924
Accumulated other comprehensive income 74 77
Accumulated deficit (122,939) (121,106)
Total stockholders’ equity 4,498 1,950
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 6,845 $ 4,983

NEPHROS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2018 2017 2018 2017
Net revenues:
Product revenues $ 1,216 $ 785 $ 2,174 $ 1,475
License, royalty and other revenues 150 74 177 118
Total net revenues 1,366 859 2,351 1,593
Cost of goods sold 536 342 1,054 621
Gross margin 830 517 1,297 972
Operating expenses:
Research and development 352 277 641 507
Depreciation and amortization 40 60 81 119
Selling, general and administrative 1,091 880 2,351 1,651
Total operating expenses 1,483 1,217 3,073 2,277
Loss from operations (653) (700) (1,776) (1,305)
Loss on extinguishment of debt (199)
Interest expense (28) (64) (114) (130)
Interest income 1 1 2 2
Other expense (2) (23) (24) (33)
Net loss (682) (786) (2,111) (1,466)
Other comprehensive (loss) income, foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax (6) 7 (3) 8
Total comprehensive loss $ (688)  $ (779)  $ (2,114)  $ (1,458)
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted $ (0.01) $ (0.01) $ (0.04) $ (0.03)
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted 62456668 53626707 59031649 51625048