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SARASOTA, Fla.May 17, 2021 — INVO Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: INVO), a medical device company focused on creating alternative treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility and developers of INVOcell®, the world’s only in vivo Intravaginal Culture System, today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2021 ended March 31, 2021 and provides a business update.

INVO Bioscience, Inc. is a medical device company focused on commercializing the world's only in vivo Intravaginal Culture System (IVC), INVOcell®, an effective and affordable treatment for patients diagnosed with infertility. (PRNewsfoto/INVO Bioscience, Inc.)

Recent Operational Highlights

Signed an agreement to open the first U.S.-based INVOcell clinic, to be located in Birmingham, Alabama with an expected opening in the second half of 2021. The Birmingham facility will be a joint venture with a group of experienced reproductive specialists who have been strong advocates and successful adopters of the INVOcell solution.
Signed a partnership agreement with Lyfe Medical, LLC focused on the expansion of the INVOcell solution in Northern California. Lyfe Medical will establish and operate a clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area to offer the INVO procedure to its patients while INVO Bioscience will establish and operate the embryology center to provide laboratory services in connection with the INVO procedure provided by Lyfe Medical to its patients.
Regulatory approval received for INVOcell in Mexico in February 2021, allowing partner to target clinic opening in second half of 2021.
Signed additional international agreements as well as began selling direct into Spain fertility clinics to complement the amended U.S. commercialization agreement with Ferring.
Regular and active training sessions being held with distributors in various parts of the world and initial INVOcell cycles already being performed and initiated in Spain and Malaysia.
Recent peer-reviewed publication further demonstrates excellent real-world success rates utilizing INVOcell and provides further clinical validation to support ongoing commercialization and partnering efforts – Real-world experience with intravaginal culture using INVOCELL: an alternative model for infertility treatment – F&S Reports (fertstertreports.org)
Building substantial expertise in global marketing and brand building through the addition of current Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Co. former Global Chief Marketing Officer of Uber and Beam Suntory, Rebecca Messina joining the Board of Directors, and a 15-year women’s health veteran, Meryle Lynn Chamberlain joining as the newly created position of Director of Marketing.

Financial Highlights

Revenue increased approximately 165% to $684,523 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 compared to $258,571 for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2021 was approximately $(2.5) million, which included approximately $(1.4) million of non-cash charges primarily related to the debt discount amortization and stock-based compensation. 
Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2021 was $(981,002), which included approximately $224,000 of JV start-up costs, compared to $(625,154) in the prior year’s first quarter (see Adjusted EBITDA Table).
As of March 31, 2021, the Company had a cash position of approximately $8.4 million, with additional $504,000 in account receivables received subsequent to quarter end.

Management Discussion

“This was an exciting start to the year 2021 for INVO Bioscience as we advanced our INVO Clinic strategy with the signing of our first U.S.-based INVOcell exclusive facility in Birmingham, Alabama, the signing of a partnership agreement to establish and operate a center in Northern California, and the completion of our product registration in Mexico. We expect these initial centers to become operational in the second half of the year,” commented Steve Shum, Chief Executive Officer of INVO Bioscience. “Throughout this year, we have expanded our real-world experience data and positive results with INVOcell, enhanced our online training tools, materials, and capabilities and have experienced a substantial increase in active training sessions for our international partners and distributors. We believe the combination of strong commercialization partnerships and company-owned clinics, both in the U.S. and around the world, is key to expanding INVOcell’s adoption within the fertility industry.”

“In addition to the progress made executing new commercialization agreements, we have strengthened our marketing capabilities to support the INVOcell-only centers and our growing number of distribution partners. Meryle Lynn Chamberlain, a tenured women’s health and fertility solution marketing professional, joined us as Director of Marketing in March 2021, while Rebecca Messina, current Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Co. and former Global Chief Marketing Officer at both Uber and Beam Suntory joined our board of directors in April 2021. As we look to increase access to care and expand fertility treatment across the globe, our market positioning and overall strategies are more important than ever. The addition of Meryle Lynn and Rebecca will enhance our ability to successfully accomplish these goals.”

“As we look to the remainder of 2021, we have set a number of key objectives, including the opening of our first company-owned clinics in Mexico and the United States. Additionally, we will seek to build our international revenues this year through our growing list of international distribution partners as they finish training, and we complete local product registration requirements.  Of note, we are extremely pleased to see the initial INVO procedures performed recently in Spain and Malaysia, which reflects the groundwork done by our team in these specific markets, which we believe will help in further expanding the overall awareness of the potential outside of the U.S.  Finally, we are continuing to advance our 5-day label expansion efforts with the FDA in the U.S. market with a goal of completing this effort in 2021.  It remains our belief that there is strong global demand for fertility services and INVOcell is well-positioned through our growing, global footprint to play a key role in helping to turn the dream of creating a family for millions of people around the world into a reality through our accessible, efficient, and affordable fertility treatment.”

Financial Results

Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $684,523, compared to $258,571 for the same three-month period in 2020, an increase of approximately 165%. The increase was the result of sales to Ferring related to satisfying the minimum purchase requirements for 2020.

Gross margin reported for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was approximately 91% compared to approximately 88% for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021 were approximately $2.1 million compared to approximately $1.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase of approximately $0.5 million or 33% was primarily the result of approximately $0.2 million in startup costs related to clinic joint ventures as well as approximately $0.2 million in increased personnel and consulting expenses. We incurred approximately $0.6 million of stock-based compensation expense in the period.

We began to fund additional research and development efforts in 2020 as part of our 5-day label expansion efforts, and also submitted additional trademark and patent filings. R&D expenses were $66,267 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $30,050 for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Interest expense and financing fees were approximately $0.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to approximately $0.05 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase was primarily non-cash and due to an increase in amortization of debt discount, debt issuance costs and interest on the 2020 Convertible Notes.

Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was approximately $(2.5) million compared to approximately $(1.4) million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase in net loss was due to increased operating expenses and interest expense. Approximately $0.8 million of this increase was related to non-cash debt amortization expense along with approximately $0.2 million in startup costs related to joint ventures.

Adjusted EBITDA (see Adjusted EBITDA Table) for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $(981,002), compared to adjusted EBITDA of $(625,154) for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had approximately $8.4 million in cash compared to approximately  $0.4 million on March 31, 2020.

Use of Non-GAAP Measure

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. This measure is not intended to be a substitute for those financial measures reported in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA has been included because management believes that, when considered together with the GAAP figures, it provides meaningful information related to our operating performance and liquidity and can enhance an overall understanding of financial results and trends. Adjusted EBITDA may be calculated by us differently than other companies that disclose measures with the same or similar terms. See our attached financials for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to the nearest GAAP measure.

Conference Call Details

INVO Bioscience has scheduled a conference call for Monday, May 17, 2021, at 4:30 pm ET (1:30 pm PT) to review these results and recent events. Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing (833) 756-0861 or (412) 317-5751 or can listen via a live Internet webcast at  undefined, which is also available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at undefined.

A teleconference replay of the call will be available through May 24, 2021 at (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088, confirmation #10155249. A webcast replay will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at undefined for 90 days.

About INVO Bioscience

We are a medical device company focused on creating simplified, lower-cost treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Our solution, the INVO® Procedure, is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural and intimate experience. Our lead product, the INVOcell®, is a patented medical device used in infertility treatment and is considered an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). The INVOcell® is the first Intravaginal Culture (IVC) system in the world used for the natural in vivo incubation of eggs and sperm during fertilization and early embryo development, as an alternative to traditional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Our mission is to increase access to care and expand fertility treatment across the globe with a goal to lower the cost of care and increase the availability of care. For more information, please visit undefined

Safe Harbor Statement

This release includes 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. The Company invokes the protections of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements regarding our expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategies, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, as well as statements that include words such as “anticipate,” “if,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “will,” and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include those set forth in our filings at www.sec.gov. We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

INVO BIOSCIENCE, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)

 
   

March 31,

   

December 31,

 
   

2021

   

2020

 

ASSETS

               

Current assets

               

Cash

 

$

8,423,236

   

$

10,097,760

 

Accounts receivable

   

527,651

     

21,699

 

Inventory

   

268,349

     

265,372

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

   

363,969

     

157,700

 

Total current assets

   

9,583,205

     

10,542,531

 
                 

Property and equipment, net

   

129,679

     

132,206

 

Capitalized patents, net

   

22,606

     

5,427

 

Lease right of use

   

73,644

     

79,319

 

Trademarks

   

100,885

     

89,536

 

Notes receivable

   

280,160

     

 

Other assets

   

     

240

 

Investment in joint ventures

   

     

98,084

 

Total other assets

   

477,295

     

272,606

 
                 

Total assets

 

$

10,190,179

   

$

10,947,343

 
                 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

               

Current liabilities

               

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities, including related parties

 

$

512,044

   

$

328,927

 

Accrued compensation – related party

   

267,390

     

527,326

 

Deferred revenue, current portion

   

714,286

     

714,286

 

Lease liability, current portion

   

23,061

     

22,707

 

Notes payable – Payroll Protection Program

   

157,620

     

157,620

 

Convertible notes, net

   

185,458

     

536,063

 

Income taxes payable

   

     

1,062

 

Total current liabilities

   

1,859,859

     

2,287,991

 
                 

Lease liability, net of current portion

   

52,789

     

58,634

 

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

   

2,678,571

     

2,857,143

 

Deferred tax liability

   

469

     

469

 
                 

Total liabilities

   

4,591,688

     

5,204,237

 
                 

Stockholders’ equity

               

Common Stock, $.0001 par value; 125,000,000 shares authorized;
10,424,229 and 9,639,268 issued and outstanding as of March 31,
2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

   

1,042

     

964

 

Additional paid-in capital

   

40,287,000

     

37,978,224

 

Accumulated deficit

   

(34,689,551)

     

(32,236,082)

 

Total stockholders’ equity

   

5,598,491

     

5,743,106

 
                 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

10,190,179

   

$

10,947,343

 

INVO BIOSCIENCE, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)

 
   

For the Three Months Ended

   

March 31,

   

2021

 

2020

         

Revenue:

               

Product revenue

 

$

505,952

   

$

80,000

 

License revenue

   

178,571

     

178,571

 

Total revenue

   

684,523

     

258,571

 
                 

Cost of goods sold:

               

Production costs

   

60,314

     

27,563

 

Depreciation

   

2,431

     

2,431

 

Total cost of goods sold

   

62,745

     

29,994

 
                 

Gross profit

   

621,778

     

228,577

 
                 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

   

2,115,303

     

1,595,046

 

Research and development

   

66,267

     

30,050

 

Total operating expenses

   

2,181,570

     

1,625,096

 
                 

Loss from operations

   

(1,559,792)

     

(1,396,519)

 
                 

Other income (expense):

               

Interest income

   

2,013

     

 

Interest expense

   

(895,226)

     

(47,873)

 

Foreign currency exchange loss

   

(464)

     

 

Total other expenses

   

(893,677)

     

(47,873)

 
                 

Loss before income taxes

   

(2,453,469)

     

(1,444,392)

 
                 

Provision for income taxes

   

     

 
                 

Net loss

 

$

(2,453,469)

   

$

(1,444,392)

 
                 

Net loss per common share:

               

   Basic

 

$

(0.25)

   

$

(0.29)

 

   Diluted

 

$

(0.25)

   

$

(0.29)

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

               

    Basic

   

9,888,025

     

4,917,997

 

    Diluted

   

9,888,025

     

4,917,997

 

Adjusted EBITDA

     

For the Three Months Ended

     

March 31,

     

2021

 

2020

           

Net loss

$                (2,453,469)

 

$                 (1,444,392)

 

Add:

     
   

Interest expense

35,071

 

47,873

   

Stock-based compensation

192,064

 

341,463

   

Stock option expense

376,523

 

381,475

   

Amortization of debt discount

860,155

 

39,918

   

Depreciation and amortization

8,654

 

8,509

           

Adjusted EBITDA

$                   (981,002)

 

$                    (625,154)

 

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