Miami, FL – November 14, 2023 – Progressive Care Inc. (OTCQB: RXMD) (“Progressive Care” or the “Company”), a personalized healthcare services and technology provider, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2023. The Company reported record third quarter revenues of $12.4 million, a 22% increase in comparison to the prior year period, driven primarily by strong growth at its PharmcoRx pharmacies.
“We are thrilled with our third quarter results and the significant continued growth of Progressive Care, highlighted by strength in our pharmacy and 340B contract businesses. Our performance is a direct result of our commitment to improving outcomes for patients through medical adherence,” said Charles M. Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of Progressive Care Inc. “During a time when the broader pharmacy sector and the entire healthcare industry increasingly faces mounting pressures to improve care while reducing costs, our team continues to capitalize on the many growth opportunities in front of us including expanding our services for our existing patients and partnering with organizations that can provide us with the potential to reach large numbers of new customers.”
Third Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights:
● Total revenues increased by approximately $2.2 million, or 22%, to approximately $12.4 million during the three months ended September 30, 2023, compared to approximately $10.1 million in the prior year period. Sequentially, total revenues increased by approximately 7% over revenue reported for the second quarter of 2023.
● Prescription revenue, net of PBM fees, increased by approximately $1.1 million, or 13%, to approximately $9.9 million during the third quarter of 2023, compared to approximately $8.8 million in the prior year period.
● 340B contract revenue was approximately $2.5 million during the third quarter of 2023, an increase of approximately $1.3 million, compared to approximately $1.2 million in the prior year period. The increase was attributable to an increase in our existing 340B contracts.
● Gross profit margin increased to approximately 31% from approximately 21% reported in the third quarter of 2022.
● Cash balance as of September 30, 2023 was approximately $7.0 million as compared to approximately $6.7 million as of December 31, 2022.
Organizational Highlights and Recent Business Developments:
● On June 30, 2023, NextPlat Corp (NASDAQ: NXPL, NXPLW) (“NextPlat”), Charles M. Fernandez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and Rodney Barreto, Vice-Chairman of the Company, entered into a voting agreement whereby at any annual or special shareholders meeting of the Company’s stockholders Messrs. Fernandez and Barreto agreed to vote all of the common stock shares that they own in the same manner that NextPlat votes its Common Stock and equivalents. On July 1, 2023, NextPlat, Messrs. Fernandez and Barreto exercised common stock purchase warrants and were issued common stock shares by the Company. After the exercise of the common stock purchase warrants, NextPlat, Messrs. Fernandez and Barreto collectively owned 53% of the Company’s voting common stock. Collectively, the exercise of the common stock purchase warrants and the entry into the voting agreement constituted a change in control in Progressive Care.
Mr. Fernandez concluded, “Our continued growth across our business combined with the rollout of new consumer services at our PharmcoRx pharmacies later this year, gives our team confidence in the growth potential of Progressive Care. Supported by a solid financial foundation, we continue to execute on our strategic plan and look forward to further capitalizing on the value we can deliver to patients, providers, and our shareholders.”
Summary Financial Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2023 and 2022
Note on Financial Presentation
In connection with the change in control on July 1, 2023, the application of push-down accounting created a new basis of accounting for all assets and liabilities based on their fair value at the date of acquisition. As a result, our financial results of operations subsequent to the acquisition on July 1, 2023 have been segregated to indicate pre-acquisition and post-acquisition periods. The pre-acquisition period through June 30, 2023 is referred to as the “Predecessor”. The post-acquisition period, July 1, 2023 and forward, includes the impact of push-down accounting and is referred to as the “Successor”.
We recognized overall revenue from operations of approximately $12.4 million and $10.1 million during the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively, an overall increase of approximately $2.2 million, or 22%. The increase in revenue was primarily attributable to an increase in prescription revenue, net of PBM fees of approximately $1.1 million and an increase in 340B contract revenue of approximately $1.3 million, which was offset by a decrease in COVID-19 testing revenue of approximately $0.2 million, when compared to the prior year period.
Sequentially, overall revenue increased approximately $0.8 million, or 7%, during the three months ended September 30, 2023, when compared to the three months ended June 30, 2023. The sequential increase in revenue quarter-over-quarter was attributable to our continued growth of 340B contract revenue, an increase of approximately 18%, and prescription revenue, net of PBM fees, an increase of approximately 4%, when compared to the second quarter of 2023. The number of prescriptions filled increased by approximately 3% during the third quarter of 2023, when compared to the second quarter of 2023.
We filled approximately 122,000 and 117,000 prescriptions during the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively, an increase of 4% year-over-year.
Gross profit margins increased from 21% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, to 31% for the three months ended September 30, 2023. The increase in gross profit margins during the third quarter of 2023, compared to the same period in 2022, was primarily attributable to the increase in 340B contract revenue, which has higher margins than revenue generated from pharmacy operations.
Loss from operations decreased by approximately $0.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2023, when compared to the three months ended September 30, 2022, as a result of the increase in gross profit of approximately $1.6 million, partially offset by the increase in operating expenses of approximately $1.1 million.
Our operating expenses increased by approximately $1.1 million, or 27%, for the three months ended September 30, 2023, as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2022. The increase was primarily attributable to increases of approximately $0.6 million in the amortization (non-cash expense) of newly identifiable intangible assets because of the push-down accounting, approximately $0.3 million of increased franchise taxes, and approximately $0.2 million in salaries and wages, when compared to the prior year period.
Other loss decreased by approximately $7.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2023, as compared to the same period in 2022. Other loss of approximately $7.1 million in the prior year period was attributable to NextPlat transaction-related expenses and losses, including the changes in fair value of derivative liabilities, day one losses on issuance of units and debt modification, and abandoned offering costs, offset by gains on debt settlement and grant revenue.
We had a net loss of approximately $1.4 million and $9.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The decrease in net loss was attributable to the decrease in other loss due to the NextPlat transaction-related expenses and losses recognized in the prior year period.
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q Available
The Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, available at www.sec.gov and on the Company’s website, contains a thorough review of its financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2023.
Forward-Looking Statements contained herein that are not based upon current or historical fact are forward-looking in nature and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations about its future operating results,
performance, and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. When used herein, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “upcoming,” “plan,” “target,” “intend” and “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to Progressive Care Inc., its subsidiaries, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other SEC filings that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. You should not rely on these forward-looking statements, as actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of such risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to Progressive Care, and Progressive Care does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.
About Progressive Care
Progressive Care Inc. (OTCQB: RXMD), through its subsidiaries, is a Florida health services organization and provider of Third-Party Administration (TPA), data management, COVID-19 related diagnostics and vaccinations, 340B contracted pharmacy services, prescription pharmaceuticals, compounded medications, provider of tele-pharmacy services, the sale of anti-retroviral medications, medication therapy management (MTM), the supply of prescription medications to long-term care facilities, and health practice risk management.
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