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Oculus Innovative Sciences Reports FY 2010 Financial Results and Reviews Upcoming Microcyn® Product Approvals and Introductions

Q4 (January, February, March) FY 2010 Milestones:
For Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2010:
Upcoming 2010 U.S. Milestones:
Upcoming International Milestones

PETALUMA, Calif., Jun 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLS) today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, ended March 31, 2010. During the quarter the company increased product revenue by 65% with increases in the United States, Mexico, India, China and Middle East. Operating expenses for the quarter were down 9% from the same period last year and in line with previous guidance.

Oculus reported total revenue of $2.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, an increase of 51% over $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. Product revenue was $2.0 million, up 65% from $1.2 in the prior fourth quarter primarily due to higher sales in the United States, Mexico, China, India and the Middle East.

"A year ago we had a single product offering in the United States. Now, along with our partner Vetericyn, we have over a dozen products and formulations introduced in the U.S. and our portfolio continues to expand, including recent U.S. launches of the Microcyn Solution for post-surgical irrigation, the Microcyn Dermatology HydroGel and just earlier this week, the launch of the Microcyn Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy Solution," said Hoji Alimi, founder and CEO of Oculus. "Pursuant to our two-year strategic plan, we multiplied our single shot on goal to many shots on goal with five more expected FDA clearances and product launches in the U.S. in 2010 alone. These are significant market opportunities that are at the foundation for our targeted annual global revenue growth rate of 50% to 100% and guidance of annual revenue of $45 to $60 million by calendar year 2013 with operating profitability of 20%.

"Beyond this organic growth, it's also important to note that with the recent U.S. healthcare reform--and its central focus on improving the overall quality of healthcare and patient outcomes while reducing costs--that an unprecedented opportunity for Microcyn Technology emerges. Our proven track record of improving patient outcomes and mitigating costs make Microcyn a primary candidate in this evolving healthcare paradigm in which 'mitigation' becomes an efficient cost-saving step in the healthcare continuum. In between the bookends of prevention and expensive high-end medical intervention, Microcyn, deployed before the disease takes control, can mitigate patient risk and suffering while reducing costs."

In the fourth quarter of 2010, product revenues increased $774,000 or 65% over the prior year quarter due to higher sales in the U.S., China, Mexico, India, Middle East and Singapore. Revenue in Mexico increased 13% over the prior year period. Sales of our 240-milliliter presentation, which is primarily sold to pharmacies in Mexico, increased 15% over the prior year to a monthly average of 36,275 units with a combination of both unit growth and higher selling prices. Sales to hospitals decreased 17% as a result of lower unit sales, which was partially offset by higher average selling prices.

In the fourth quarter of 2010, Europe/ROW revenue increased $153,000, up 49% over the prior year period, due to higher sales in China, India, Middle East, Singapore, Netherlands and Italy, partially offset by a decline in Czech Republic. Product revenue in the U.S. increased $521,000, from $79,000 in the quarter ending March 31, 2009, to $600,000 in the period ended March 31, 2010; with strong increases in human and animal wound care, mostly related to television advertising and sales initiatives sponsored by Innovacyn, Inc. and with a significant payment from Union Springs Pharmaceuticals LLC, selling MyClyns, a germ-protection spray to the professional and consumer markets.

Service revenue decreased $17,000 when compared to the prior year period due to a decrease in the number of tests provided by the company's services business.

Oculus reported gross profit from the Microcyn-based products business of $1.2 million, or 61% of product revenues, during the three months ended March 31, 2010, compared to a gross profitability or 60%, in the prior year period. The slight increase in gross margin was primarily due to improved product mix related to certain U.S. sales, which had higher gross margins. This was partially offset by higher shipping costs to Europe and higher manufacturing costs in U.S. as we were manufacturing in two U.S. locations during the current quarter. We also incurred losses due to the write-off of excess and obsolete inventory of $40,000. Mexico's margins were 75% during the quarter ended March 31, 2010, compared to 75% in the prior year period.

Total operating expenses declined $254,000, or 9%, to $2.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010, compared to $3.0 million in the prior year. Research and development expense declined 49%, to $320,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2010, compared to the same period last year. Most of the decrease was attributable to the reduction in personnel and related expenses, as we converted our research development facility and the related people to operational manufacturing, supporting the U.S. and European sales.

Selling, general and administrative expense increased $57,000, or 2%, to $2.4 million during the three months ended March 31, 2010, compared to the same period last year, primarily due to stock compensation charges, up by $104,000, and higher selling costs in Mexico. These increases were partially offset by lower sales and marketing costs in the U.S. and Europe.

Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2010 was $1.5 million, or $0.06 per share, down from $2.2 million, or $0.13 per share, for the same period in the prior year. Stock compensation expense for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 was $288,000 and $151,000, respectively.

As of March 31, 2010, Oculus had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $6.3 million, compared with $1.9 million as of March 31, 2009. On May 3, 2010, Oculus completed a $2.0 million debt financing with Western Technology Inc., which further improves the company's cash position.

FY 2010 Commercial and Regulatory Progress

Oculus has made significant progress in its commercial operations and regulatory efforts, including the following highlights:

Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2010

For the fiscal year ended March 2010, Oculus reported total revenue of $7.4 million, up $2.0 million from the $5.4 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. The worldwide product revenue was up 51% from the same period last year on a local currency basis and up 43% without adjusting for the decline in the peso. The gross margin on product revenue in the fiscal year 2010 was 58%, compared with 62% in the fiscal year 2009, due to the cost of transferring the manufacturing to the United States from Europe. Operating expenses for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 were $11.9 million, down $8.2 million, or 41%, compared with $20.1 million in the same period last year.

The net loss in the fiscal year 2010 was $8.2 million, or $0.36 per share, compared with the net loss of $17.7 million, or $1.09 per share, in the fiscal year 2009. The non-cash stock-compensation expense for the fiscal year 2010 was $1.4 million, compared with $2.4 million for the same period last year.

Conference Call

Oculus management will hold a conference call today to discuss fourth quarter results and to answer questions, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Individuals interested in participating in the conference call may do so by dialing 877-303-7607 for domestic callers or 973-638-3203 for international callers. Those interested in listening to the conference call live via the Internet may do so at Please log on approximately 30 minutes prior to the presentation in order to register and download the appropriate software.

A telephone replay will be available for 48 hours following the conclusion of the call by dialing 800-642-1687 for domestic callers, or 706-645-9291 for international callers, and entering reservation code 67733868. A webcast replay will be available on the site at for one year following the call.

About Oculus Innovative Sciences

Oculus Innovative Sciences is a commercial medical technology company that designs, produces and markets safe and effective tissue care products based upon the Microcyn® Technology platform, which significantly reduces the need for antibiotics while reducing infections and accelerating healing. The Microcyn Technology addresses the need for improved solutions in multiple markets including dermatology, oral care, cosmeceutical, wound care and others. It features a biocompatible, shelf-stable solution that is currently commercialized in the United States, Europe, India, China and Mexico and select Middle East countries under various country specific regulatory clearances and approvals. Several solutions derived from this platform have demonstrated, in a variety of research and investigational studies, the ability to treat a wide range of pathogens, including antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria (including MRSA and VRE), viruses, fungi and spores; increase blood flow to the wound site, and reduce both inflammation and pain while assisting in faster wound closure. The company's headquarters are in Petaluma, California, with operations in Latin America. More information can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information herein, matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the Company's commercial and technology progress and future financial performance. These forward-looking statements are identified by the use of words such as "expected," "emerges," "increased," "approval," and "will occur," among others. Forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business that could cause actual results to vary, including such risks that regulatory clinical and guideline developments may change, scientific data may not be sufficient to meet regulatory standards or receipt of required regulatory clearances or approvals, clinical results may not be replicated in actual patient settings, protection offered by the Company's patents and patent applications may be challenged, invalidated or circumvented by its competitors, the available market for the Company's products will not be as large as expected, the Company's products will not be able to penetrate one or more targeted markets, revenues will not be sufficient to fund further development and clinical studies, the Company may not meet its future capital needs, and its ability to obtain additional funding, as well as uncertainties relative to varying product formulations and a multitude of diverse regulatory and marketing requirements in different countries and municipalities, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2009. Oculus Innovative Sciences disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

Oculus, Vetericyn and Microcyn are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.



(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)


March 31, March 31,
2010 2009
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,258 $ 1,921
Accounts receivable, net 1,416 923
Inventory, net 565 340
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 811 758
Total current assets 9,050 3,942
Property and equipment, net 1,108 1,432
Other assets 60 73
Total assets $ 10,218 $ 5,447
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 981 $ 1,565
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 1,078 853
Current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations 204 261
Derivative liability 472 --
Total current liabilities 2,735 2,679
Deferred revenue 328 425
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, less current portion 110 74
Total liabilities 3,173 3,178
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders' Equity:
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 26,161,428 and 18,402,820 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2010 and March 31, 2009, respectively 3 2
Additional paid-in capital 127,067 113,803
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (2,988 ) (3,054 )
Accumulated deficit (117,037 ) (108,482 )
Total stockholders' equity 7,045 2,269
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 10,218 $ 5,447



(in thousands, except per share amounts)


For the Three Months For the Year Ended
Ended March 31, Ended March 31,
2010 2009 2010 2009
Product $1,971 $1,197 $6,298 $4,415
Service 261 278 1,066 973
Total revenues 2,232 1,475 7,364 5,388
Product 769 476 2,633 1,673
Service 194 269 853 913
Total cost of revenues 963 745 3,486 2,586
Gross profit 1,269 730 3,878 2,802
Research and development 320 631 1,996 6,252
Selling, general and administrative 2,404 2,347 9,898 13,857
Total operating expenses 2,724 2,978 11,894 20,109
Loss from operations (1,455) (2,248) (8,016) (17,307)
Interest expense -- (13) (9) (437)
Interest income 1 3 2 152
Loss on derivative instruments (17) -- (149) --
Other income (expense), net 19 33 (60) (64)
Net loss $(1,452) $(2,225) $(8,232) $(17,656)
Net loss per common share: basic and diluted $(0.06) $(0.13) $(0.36) $(1.09)
Weighted-average number of shares used in per common share calculations: Basic and diluted 25,194 17,130 22,993 16,221

SOURCE: Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc.

Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc.
Director of Public and Investor Relations
Dan McFadden, 425-753-2105

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