• Total of 8 tonnes in orders secured or shipped during the quarter
• Quarter represents more than 43% of 2020 fiscal year
Ottawa, ON /Business Wire/ September 29, 2021/ Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen”), a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that safely enhances feed intake and supports immune function, thereby supporting general health and performance, has announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2021.
“The considerable successes of the past quarter have resulted in arguably the strongest pipeline in Avivagen’s history,” says Kym Anthony, Chief Executive Officer, Avivagen Inc. “We have already begun to deliver on the largest sales volumes in company history, and efforts worldwide are forging high-value relationships with new partners and customers in the Americas and Asia.”
Q3 2021 highlights included:
During the quarter Avivagen shipped the first 3.5 tonnes of its previously announced 64 tonne recurring order. However, the revenue on this shipment will be recognized when payment is received, meaning the revenue associated with this shipment is not reflected in the reported Q3 results.
Third Quarter: July 31, 2021, Financial Results
The Company’s unaudited Financial Statements for the third quarter ended July 31, 2021 and the accompanying Management’s Discussion and Analysis have been filed on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval and are also available via its website (www.sedar.com). The financial information for the third quarter ended July 31, 2021, should be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited Financial Statements as well as its Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the third quarter ended July 31, 2021.
The Company reported revenues of $505,886 ($612,530 in the quarter ending July 31, 2020) and a comprehensive loss of $(1,503,665) for the quarter ending July 31, 2021. This compares to a comprehensive loss in the quarter ending July 31, 2020 of $(787,424).
As at July 31, 2021, the Company reported total assets of $4,865,220 (current assets of $4,569,978), total liabilities of $7,456,993, and shareholders’ deficit of ($2,591,773).
Significant financing inflows during the nine-month ending July 31, 2021, was an offering of 15,000,000 units of the Company at $0.50 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $7,500,000. The offering closed on February 16th, 2021.
Each unit consisted of one common share in the capital of the Company (each a “Common Share”) and one half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will be exercisable to acquire one Common Share until February 16, 2024 at an exercise price of $0.75 per share. The net proceeds of the Offering have been and will be used to fund research and development expenses, sales and marketing costs, product registration, interest expense, working capital and general corporate purposes.
Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that, by safely supporting immune function, promote general health and performance. It is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VIV and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.
About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock
Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Mexico, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Brazil, Australia, and Malaysia.
Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “aim”, “anticipate”, “appear”, “believe”, “consider”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “goal”, “hope”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “possibly”, “potentially”, “pursue”, “seem”, “should”, “whether”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to Avivagen’s pipeline, its expectations as to future growth, demand for products and results, the anticipated future value of relationships being established, the anticipated continuation of shipments to customers based on recurring orders, the planned use of proceeds of the financing discussed above, the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as well as fill a critical need for health support in certain livestock applications where antibiotics are precluded and the size of market opportunities are all forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, initial orders may not result in new orders for Avivagen’s products, despite receipt of the purchase order timing, delivery or fulfilment of orders of product could be delayed for a number of reasons, some of which are outside of Avivagen’ s control, which could result in anticipated revenues from such sales being delayed or in the most serious cases eliminated, actions taken by Avivagen’ s customers and factors affecting the business and financial viability of Avivagen’ s customers can have a negative impact on the expectation of future sales and revenues, customer plans may change due to many reasons, demand for Avivagen’s products may not continue to grow and could decline, Avivagen’s products may not gain market acceptance or regulatory approval in new jurisdictions or for new applications and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics in livestock feeds, in each case due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagen’s control. Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagen’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.
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