January 1 – March 31, 2021

The first quarter in figures

  • Net sales amounted to TSEK 2,562 (2,469).
  • The loss after tax amounted to TSEK 8,153 (8,936).
  • The loss per share amounted to SEK 0.15 (0.54).
  • The cash flow from current operations was negative in the amount of TSEK 9,473 (7,893).
  • The gross margin reached 52.7% (54.0%).
  • Electrode sales volume increased by 14% and reached 7,496 (6,562) units, a new quarterly high. Repeat sales of electrodes to existing customers increased by 18%.

Important events during the quarter

  • Covid-19 continues to affect sales and the market situation remains difficult to predict going forward, due to ongoing lockdowns and reduced marketing activities. Sales in the company’s key market Germany increased by 3%(cleared for currency effects +9%) while overall sales increased by 3% (cleared for currency effects +9%).
  • A further German study evaluating the value of using Nevisense on suspected Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC, also known as Keratinocyte cancer) in normal clinical practice was published.
  • David Melin, SciBase’s head of product development, has chosen to leave his position and accept a role at another company. The Company is now looking for the right profile to take the product/technology platform forward.
  • A nominating committee was appointed.

Important events after the end of the     period

  • SciBase submitted the first US reimbursement application to CMS’s Medicare Contractor in Florida, First Coast Service Options (FCSO). The application for Medicare coverage in Florida marks an important step in the reimbursement process for SciBase and is a necessary step towards broader penetration and usage of the Nevisense test.
  • SciBase received certification under the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR).
  • The new Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) clinical application was launched following the completion of the MDR certification process.
  • A groundbreaking article by key SciBase collaborator Professor Cezmi Akdis presenting the “epithelial barrier hypothesis” was published in Nature Reviews Immunology. The article presented the background for the steep increase in allergic and other diseases over the last decades, and how this increase is connected to degradation in barrier function in the body.
  • A new clinical study from the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF) was published in the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Allergy). In the study Nevisense was used to assess the skin barrier of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and could accurately detect signs of barrier degradation in atopic patients, even in visually unaffected skin. Nevisense measurements also correlated with relevant biomarkers for atopic dermatitis.
  • The notice to attend the AGM 2021 was published as well as the nominating committees supplementary proposal to nominate Dr Matt Leavitt for the Board of Directors.
  • The annual report 2020 was published on April 9th.
Apr 1 2020 - 
Jan 1 - Mar 31 Mar 31 2021 Jan 1 - Dec 31
THE GROUP 2021 2020 Rolling-12 2020
Net sales, SEK ths 2 562 2 496 9 588 9 521
Gross margin, % 52,7% 54,0% 52,2% 52,5%
Equity/Asset ratio, % 79,6% 64,8% 73,3% 79,1%
Net indebtness, multiple 0,26 0,54 0,36 0,26
Cash equivalents, SEK ths 31 403 17 970 31 403 41 427
Cashflow from operating activities, SEK ths -9 473 -7 893 -35 441 -33 861
Earnings per share (before and after dilution), SEK -0,15 -0,38 -0,84 -1,12
Shareholder's equity per share, SEK 0,70 1,40 0,76 1,50
Average number of shares, 000' 54 780 16 618 40 828 31 287
Number of shares at closing of period, 000' 54 780 16 618 54 780 54 780
Share price at end of period, SEK 4,78 1,84 4,78 4,62
Number of sold electrodes, pieces 7 496 6 598 26 584 25 686
Average number of employees 18 16 17 16

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About SciBase and Nevisense
SciBase AB is a global medical technology company based in Stockholm, Sweden that develops unique point-of-care devices for the evaluation of skin disorders such as skin cancer and atopic dermatitis. SciBase's first product, Nevisense, helps clinicians detect melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Further development has led to Nevisense also being used as a tool to assess the skin barrier and non-melanoma skin cancer. Nevisense is based on substantial research and has achieved excellent results in the largest clinical study ever conducted on the detection of malignant melanoma. Nevisense is CE marked in Europe, has TGA approval in Australia and an FDA approval (PMA) in the United States. SciBase technology is based Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that interpret the varying electrical properties of human tissue to detect malignancies and abnormalities. SciBase Holding AB is listed on First North Growth Market ("SCIB"). Further information is available at www.scibase.com.