Kane Biotech Inc.
TSX VENTURE : KNE

Kane Biotech Inc.

May 17, 2017 18:16 ET

Kane Biotech - Q1 2017 Financial Reports

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2017) - Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KNE) (the "Corporation" or "Kane Biotech") is pleased to announce its Q1 2017 Financial Results.

Kane Biotech Inc. Q1 2017 Q1 2017
TSX-V:KNE Q1 2017 Q4 2016 Q1 2016 vs Q4 2016 vs Q1 2016
Total Revenue $784,900 $74,619 $107,505 +952 % +630 %
License & Royalty Revenue 670,725 0 70,488 n/a +852 %
Product Revenue 114,175 74,619 37,017 +53 % +208 %
Gross Profit $ (Product) 77,290 32,203 17,329 +140 % +346 %
Gross Profit % (Product) 68 % 43 % 47 % +58 % +45 %
Total Operating Expenses 959,135 508,576 617,123 +89 % +55 %
Profit / (Loss) for the Qtr (237,692 ) (500,057 ) (581,358 ) -52 % -59 %
Loss per share (0.005 ) (0.011 ) (0.024 ) -55 % -79 %

Highlights:

  • Total Revenue during the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $784,900, an increase of 952% compared to $74,619 for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 and an increase of 630% compared to $107,505 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016;

  • License & Royalty Revenue was $670,725 during the quarter ended March 31, 2017 compared to $0 for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 and $70,488 (License Option) for the quarter ended March 31, 2016;

  • Product Revenue was $114,175 during the quarter ended March 31, 2017, an increase of 53% compared to $74,619 for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 and an increase of 208% compared to $37,017 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016;

  • Gross Profit % of StrixNB and bluestem product sales were 68% during the quarter ended March 31, 2017, an increase of 58% compared to 43% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 and an increase of 45% compared to 47% for the quarter ended March 31, 2016;

  • Loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $237,692 a reduction of 52% compared to $500,576 for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 and a reduction of 79% compared to $581,358 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016;

All amounts referenced herein are in Canadian dollars.

About Kane Biotech Inc.

Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of technologies and products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms. Biofilms develop when bacteria and other microorganisms form a protective matrix that acts as a shield against attack. When in a biofilm, bacteria become highly resistant to antibiotics, antimicrobials, biocides, disinfectants, high temperatures and host immune responses. This resiliency contributes to numerous human and animal health related problems such as wound care infections, recurrent urinary tract infections, tooth decay, medical device associated and hospital-acquired infections, and foodborne bacterial infections. According to the United States National Institutes of Health biofilms are estimated to be responsible for 80% of all human bacterial infections and cost individuals, industry, governments and hospitals billions of dollars each year. As such, there is significant interest in safe and effective products that can combat the biofilm problem.

Kane Biotech uses patent protected technologies based on molecular mechanisms of biofilm formation and methods for finding compounds that inhibit or disrupt biofilms. The Corporation has evidence that these technologies have the potential to significantly improve the ability to prevent and/or destroy biofilms in several medical and industrial applications.

Kane Biotech has a portfolio of biotechnologies, intellectual property (patents, patents pending, trade secrets and trademarks) and products developed by the Corporation's own biofilm research expertise and acquired from leading research institutions. StrixNB™, DispersinB®, Aledex®, bluestem™, AloSera™, coactiv+™ and Kane® are trademarks of Kane Biotech Inc. The Corporation is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "KNE".

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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These statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management. Certain material factors or assumptions are applied in making forward-looking statements, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, among other things: the Corporation's early stage of development, lack of product revenues and history of operating losses, uncertainties related to clinical trials and product development, rapid technological change, uncertainties related to forecasts, competition, potential product liability, additional financing requirements and access to capital, unproven markets, supply of raw materials, income tax matters, management of growth, partnerships for development and commercialization of technology, effects of insurers' willingness to pay for products, system failures, dependence on key personnel, foreign currency risk, risks related to regulatory matters and risks related to intellectual property and other risks detailed from time to time in the Corporation's filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, as well as the Corporation's ability to anticipate and manage the risks associated with the foregoing. The Corporation cautions that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on the Corporation's forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to the Corporation's, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events.

These risks and uncertainties should be considered carefully and prospective investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, the Corporation cannot provide assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. All Rights Reserved 2017.

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