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INSPIREMD : Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (form 10-Q)

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05/13/2019 | 04:20pm EDT

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Unless the context requires otherwise, references in this Form 10-Q to the "Company," "InspireMD," "we," "our" and "us" refer to InspireMD, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its subsidiaries.



Forward-Looking Statements


This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains "forward-looking statements," which include information relating to future events, future financial performance, strategies, expectations, competitive environment and regulation. Words such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "predicts," "potential," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," and similar expressions, as well as statements in future tense, identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and may not be accurate indications of when such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information we have when those statements are made or our management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to:



  ? our history of recurring losses and negative cash flows from operating
    activities, significant future commitments and the uncertainty regarding the
    adequacy of our liquidity to pursue our complete business objectives, and
    substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern;

  ? our need to raise additional capital to meet our business requirements in the
    future and such capital raising may be costly or difficult to obtain and could
    dilute out stockholders' ownership interests;

  ? our ability to maintain compliance with NYSE American listing standards;

  ? our ability to generate revenues from our products and obtain and maintain
    regulatory approvals for our products;

  ? our ability to adequately protect our intellectual property;

  ? our dependence on a single manufacturing facility and our ability to comply
    with stringent manufacturing quality standards and to increase production as
    necessary;

  ? the risk that the data collected from our current and planned clinical trials
    may not be sufficient to demonstrate that our technology is an attractive
    alternative to other procedures and products;

  ? market acceptance of our products;

  ? negative clinical trial results or lengthy product delays in key markets;

  ? an inability to secure and maintain regulatory approvals for the sale of our
    products;

  ? intense competition in our industry, with competitors having substantially
    greater financial, technological, research and development, regulatory and
    clinical, manufacturing, marketing and sales, distribution and personnel
    resources than we do;

  ? entry of new competitors and products and potential technological obsolescence
    of our products;

  ? inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans;




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  ? loss of a key customer or supplier;

  ? technical problems with our research and products and potential product
    liability claims;

  ? product malfunctions;

  ? price increases for supplies and components;

  ? adverse economic conditions;

  ? insufficient or inadequate reimbursement by governmental and other third-party
    payers for our products;

  ? our efforts to successfully obtain and maintain intellectual property
    protection covering our products, which may not be successful;

  ? adverse federal, state and local government regulation, in the United States,
    Europe or Israel and other foreign jurisdictions;

  ? the fact that we conduct business in multiple foreign jurisdictions, exposing
    us to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, logistical and
    communications challenges, burdens and costs of compliance with foreign laws
    and political and economic instability in each jurisdiction;

  ? the escalation of hostilities in Israel, which could impair our ability to
    manufacture our products; and

  ? loss or retirement of key executives and research scientists.



The foregoing does not represent an exhaustive list of matters that may be covered by the forward-looking statements contained herein or risk factors that we are faced with that may cause our actual results to differ from those anticipated in our forward-looking statements. For a discussion of these and other risks that relate to our business and investing in our common stock, you should carefully review the risks and uncertainties described in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and those described from time to time in our future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.



Overview


We are a medical device company focusing on the development and commercialization of our proprietary MicroNet™ stent platform technology for the treatment of complex vascular and coronary disease. A stent is an expandable "scaffold-like" device, usually constructed of a metallic material, that is inserted into an artery to expand the inside passage and improve blood flow. Our MicroNet, a micron mesh sleeve, is wrapped over a stent to provide embolic protection in stenting procedures.

Our CGuard™ carotid embolic prevention system ("CGuard EPS") combines MicroNet and a self-expandable nitinol stent in a single device for use in carotid artery applications. Our CGuard EPS received CE mark approval in the European Union in March 2013, and we launched its release on a limited basis in October 2014. In January 2015, a new version of CGuard, with a rapid exchange delivery system, received CE mark approval in Europe and in September 2015, we announced the full market launch of CGuard EPS in Europe. Subsequently, we launched CGuard EPS in Russia and certain countries in Latin America and Asia, including India. We consider the addressable market for our CGuard EPS consists of individuals with diagnosed, symptomatic high-grade carotid artery stenosis (HGCS, ?70% occlusion) for whom an intervention is preferable to medical (drug) therapy. This group includes not only carotid artery stenting patients but also individuals undergoing carotid endarterectomy, as the two approaches compete for the same patient population. Assuming full penetration of the intervention caseload by CGuard EPS, we estimate that the addressable market for CGuard EPS was approximately $1.0 billion in 2017. (source: Health Research International 2017 Results of Update Report on Global Carotid Stenting Procedures and Markets by Major Geography and Addressable Markets).



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In April 2017, we had a pre-investigational device exemption ("IDE") submission meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") regarding CGuard EPS where we presented materials that we believed would support a formal IDE submission seeking approval to conduct a human clinical trial in the United States which included our draft synopsis for the clinical trial design. The FDA agreed to our pre-clinical test plan and clinical trial design. We are currently in the process of obtaining an IDE approval for CGuard EPS, and we intend to ultimately seek FDA approval for commercial sales in the United States. We intend to make an IDE submission seeking approval to conduct a human clinical trial in the United States in mid-2019.

While entering the U.S. market remains our top development priority and therefore we are focusing on, as our highest priority, completing the testing required for an IDE submission seeking approval to conduct a human clinical trial in the United States using CGuard EPS, we intend to continue to evaluate potential product enhancements and manufacturing enhancements for CGuard EPS expected to reduce cost of goods and/or provide the best-in-class performing delivery system. Among other delivery system improvements, we continue to evaluate the development of a smaller delivery catheter (5 French gauge) CGuard EPS product. If we receive sufficient proceeds from future financings, we may seek to develop CGuard EPS with a smaller delivery catheter (5 French gauge), which we would submit for CE mark approval. We cannot give any assurance that we will receive sufficient (or any) proceeds from future financings or the timing of such financings, if ever. In addition, such additional financings may be costly or difficult to complete. Even if we receive sufficient proceeds from future financings, there is no assurance that we will be able to timely apply for CE mark approval following our receipt of such proceeds. We believe these improvements and a smaller delivery system may allow us to reduce cost of goods, increase penetration in our existing geographies and better position us for entry into the Asia Pacific market and for transradial catheterization, which, we believe, is gaining favor among interventionalists.

Our MGuard™ Prime™ Embolic Protection System ("MGuard Prime EPS") is marketed for use in patients with acute coronary syndromes, notably acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and saphenous vein graft coronary interventions (bypass surgery). MGuard Prime EPS combines MicroNet with a bare-metal cobalt-chromium based stent. MGuard Prime EPS received CE mark approval in the European Union in October 2010 for improving luminal diameter and providing embolic protection. However, as a result of a shift in industry preferences away from bare-metal stents in favor of drug-eluting (drug-coated) stents, in 2014 we decided to curtail further development of this product in order to focus on the development of a drug-eluting stent product, MGuard DES™. Due to limited resources, though, our efforts have been limited to testing drug-eluting stents manufactured by potential partners for compatibility with MicroNet and seeking to incorporate MicroNet onto a drug-eluting stent manufactured by a potential partner. The FDA has clarified that the primary mode of action for drug-eluting cardiovascular stents, which are regulated as combination products, is that of the device component and has assigned the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) primary responsibility for premarket review and regulation, providing some clarity about what to expect regarding the regulatory framework related to the development of MGuard DES™.

We also intend to develop a pipeline of other products and additional applications by leveraging our MicroNet technology to new applications to improve peripheral vascular and neurovascular procedures, such as the treatment of the superficial femoral artery disease, vascular disease below the knee and neurovascular stenting to seal aneurysms in the brain.

Presently, none of our products may be sold or marketed in the United States.

In 2017, we decided to shift our commercial strategy to focus on sales of our products through local distribution partners and our own internal sales initiatives to gain greater reach into all the relevant clinical specialties and to expand our geographic coverage. Pursuant to our new strategy, we completed our transition away from a single distributor covering 18 European countries to a direct distribution model intended to broaden our sales efforts to key clinical specialties. All territories previously covered by our former European distributor were transferred to local distributors by June 2017. We also have begun to participate in international trade shows and industry conferences in an attempt to gain market exposure and brand recognition.



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Recent Developments


Effective as of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 29, 2019, we amended our amended and restated certificate of incorporation to effect a 1-for-50 reverse stock split of our outstanding shares of common stock. We have adjusted all outstanding restricted stock units, stock options, preferred stock and warrants entitling the holders to purchase shares of our common stock as a result of the reverse stock split, as required by the terms of these securities. In particular, we have reduced the conversion ratio for each security, and increased the exercise or conversion price in accordance with the terms of each security based on the reverse stock split ratio (i.e., the number of shares issuable under such securities has been divided by fifty, and the exercise or conversion price per share has been multiplied by fifty). Also, we reduced the number of shares reserved for issuance under the InspireMD, Inc. 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan and the InspireMD, Inc. 2011 UMBRELLA Option Plan, proportionately based on the reverse stock split ratio. The reverse stock split did not otherwise affect any of the rights currently accruing to holders of our common stock, or options or warrants exercisable for our common stock. All share and related option and warrant information presented in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the reduced number of shares outstanding and the increase in share price which resulted from this action.

On April 8, 2019, we closed an underwritten public offering of 486,957 shares of our common stock at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. We received net proceeds of approximately $2.0 million from the offering, after deducting underwriter discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by us. As a result of such offering, the conversion price for each of our Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred was reduced to $5.00 per share. In connection with this public offering, on April 12, 2019, the underwriter partially exercised its over-allotment option and purchased an additional 12,393 shares of our common stock at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. We received net proceeds of approximately $47,000 from the exercise of the over-allotment option.



NYSE American Notification



Stockholder's Equity


On August 17, 2017, we received a notice from NYSE American indicating that we do not meet the continued listing standards of the NYSE American as set forth in Part 10 of the NYSE American Company Guide (the "Company Guide"). Specifically, we were not in compliance with Section 1003(a)(iii) of the Company Guide because we reported stockholders' equity of less than $6 million as of June 30, 2017, and net losses in our five most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2016. As a result, we became subject to the procedures and requirements of Section 1009 of the Company Guide. On October 19, 2017, NYSE American accepted our plan to regain compliance with Section 1003(a)(iii) of the Company Guide by February 19, 2019.

On November 22, 2017, we received an additional letter from the NYSE American indicating that we are not in compliance with the stockholders' equity and net income continued listing standards set forth in Section 1003(a)(ii) of the Company Guide because we reported stockholders' equity of less than $4 million as of September 30, 2017.

On February 19, 2019 we received notice from NYSE American that we were back in compliance with three of the NYSE American continued listing standards set forth in Part 10 of the NYSE American Company Guide. We are subject to ongoing review for compliance with the NYSE American requirements and our stockholders' equity may decline and we may again fall out of compliance with Section 1003(a)(i), Section 1003(a)(ii) or Section 1003(a)(iii) of the Company Guide. If we are again determined to be below any of the continued listing standards within 12 months of the date of such notice, we have been advised that NYSE American will examine the relationship between the two incidents of noncompliance and re-evaluate our method of financial recovery. NYSE Regulation will then take the appropriate action, which, depending on the circumstances, may include truncating the compliance procedures described in Section 1009 of the Company Guide or immediately initiating delisting proceedings.



Low Trading Price


On January 16, 2018, we received notification from the NYSE American that we are not in compliance with certain NYSE American continued listing standards. The deficiency letter states that our shares of common stock have been selling for a low price per share for a substantial period of time. Pursuant to Section 1003(f)(v) of the Company Guide, the NYSE American staff determined that our continued listing is predicated on us effecting a reverse stock split of our common stock or otherwise demonstrating sustained price improvement within a reasonable period of time, which the staff determined to be until July 16, 2018.



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Effective as of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 7, 2018, we amended our amended and restated certificate of incorporation in order to effectuate a 1-for-35 reverse stock split of our outstanding shares of common stock.

On July 16, 2018, we received notification from the NYSE American that we have resolved the continued listing deficiency with respect to low selling price pursuant to Section 1003(f)(v) of the Company Guide.

However, on January 7, 2019, we again received notification from the NYSE American that we are not in compliance with the NYSE American continued listing standards because our shares of common stock have been selling for a low price per share for a substantial period of time. Pursuant to Section 1003(f)(v) of the Company Guide, the NYSE American staff determined that our continued listing is predicated on us effecting a reverse stock split of our common stock or otherwise demonstrating sustained price improvement within a reasonable period of time, which the staff determined to be until July 7, 2019. In addition, the NYSE American has advised us that its policy is to immediately suspend trading in shares of, and commence delisting procedures with respect to, a listed company if the market price of its shares falls below $0.06 per share at any time during the trading day.

Effective as of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 29, 2019, we amended our amended and restated certificate of incorporation in order to effectuate a 1-for-50 reverse stock split of our outstanding shares of common stock.



Critical Accounting Policies


A critical accounting policy is one that is both important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results of operation and requires management's most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain. Our critical accounting policies are more fully described in both (i) "Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and (ii) Note 2 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. There have not been any material changes to such critical accounting policies since December 31, 2018 other than a change to the accounting policy of Leases following the adoption of ASU No. 2016-02. See Note 3(a) to our unaudited consolidated financial statements included in Item 1, "Unaudited Financial Statements," of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

The currency of the primary economic environment in which our operations are conducted is the U.S. dollar ("$" or "dollar").



Contingencies


We and our subsidiaries are involved in legal proceedings that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of business. We record accruals for these types of contingencies to the extent that we conclude the occurrence of such contingencies is probable and that the related liabilities are estimable. When accruing these costs, we recognize an accrual in the amount within a range of loss that is the best estimate within the range. When no amount within the range is a better estimate than any other amount, we accrue for the minimum amount within the range. Legal costs are expensed as incurred.



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Results of Operations


Three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018

Revenues. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, revenue decreased by $592,000, or 58.8%, to $415,000, from $1,007,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2018. This decrease was predominantly driven by a 54.8% decrease in sales volume of CGuard EPS from $831,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2018, to $376,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2019, and a 77.7% decrease in sales volume of MGuard EPS from $176,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2018, to $39,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2019. Both decreases were due to our third-party sterilizer's equipment failures that resulted in significant interruption in sterilized product supply for the majority of the quarter. As a result of this interruption in the delivery of sterilized products and our limited inventory levels on hand prior to this interruption, we were unable to fulfill a significant portion of the orders received during the three months ended March 31, 2019. Due to the foregoing issue, as of March 31, 2019, we had a backlog of approximately $600,000. As of the filing of this report, the third-party sterilizer issue has been resolved and the majority of the $600,000 of the backlog recorded as of March 31, 2019, has been shipped.

With respect to regions, the decrease in revenue was primarily attributable to a $506,000 decrease in revenue from sales made in Europe (driven by a $437,000 decline of CGuard EPS for reasons discussed in the paragraph above), as well as a $66,000 decrease in revenue from sales of MGuard Prime EPS made in Latin America for reasons discussed in the paragraph above regarding product sterilization.

Gross Profit (Loss). For the three months ended March 31, 2019, gross profit (revenue less cost of revenues) decreased by 124.9%, or $366,000, to a gross loss of $73,000, compared to a gross profit of $293,000 during the same period in 2018. This decrease in gross profit resulted from a $249,000 decrease in revenues (as mentioned above), less the related material and labor costs, resulting from delays related to product sterilization interruption as discussed above and an increase of $118,000 in write-offs of inventory due to the same issue. It is possible that we, in the future, after investigating the inventory subject to the write-off, may adjust such write-off. These decreases in gross profit were partially offset by a decrease of $1,000 in miscellaneous expenses. Gross margin (gross profits as a percentage of revenue) decreased to (17.6)% during the three months ended March 31, 2019 from 29.1% during the three months ended March 31, 2018, driven mainly by delays in product sterilization and write-offs of CGuard EPS inventory.

Research and Development Expenses. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, research and development expenses increased by 346.4%, or $873,000, to $1,125,000, from $252,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2018. This increase resulted primarily from an increase of $385,000 in clinical expenses associated with CGuard EPS, mainly related to IDE approval process, an increase of $354,000 due to a settlement payment made to a former service provider pursuant to a settlement agreement accrued for the three months ended March 31, 2019 (see Part II, Item 1. "Legal Proceedings" below), an increase of $88,000 in quality assurance and regulatory expenses related to the development of various projects and an increase of $46,000 in miscellaneous expenses.

Selling and Marketing Expenses. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, selling and marketing expenses increased by 28.9%, or $142,000, to $634,000, from $492,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2018. This increase resulted primarily from an increase of $68,000 in promotional expenses, primarily related to our social media infrastructure, an increase of $47,000 in travel expenses due primarily to an increase in our headcount to further support the new local distributors in Europe and an increase of $27,000 in miscellaneous expenses.

General and Administrative Expenses. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, general and administrative expenses decreased by 13.6%, or $204,000, to 1,298,000, from 1,502,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2018. This decrease resulted primarily from a decrease of $315,000 in legal expenses, primarily due to reduced legal work required for a litigation with a former service provider (which settled in April 2019) that had been during the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to the amount of legal work required for the same litigation during the three months ended March 31, 2018, partially offset by an increase of $60,000 in compensation expenses, primarily due to a salary accrual in 2019 and an increase of $51,000 in miscellaneous expenses.

Financial Expenses (Income). For the three months ended March 31, 2019, financial expenses decreased by 82.3% or $359,000, to $77,000, from $436,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2018. The decrease in financial expenses primarily resulted from a decrease of $433,000 in financial expenses related to the revaluation of the embedded derivative of the Series C Preferred Stock incurred during the three months ended March 31, 2018, which we did not incur during the three months ended in March 31, 2019, and a decrease of $3,000 in miscellaneous expenses, partially offset by an increase of $77,000 in financial expenses related to the changes in the exchange rates.

Tax Expenses (Income). For the three months ended March 31, 2019, there was no material change in our tax expenses as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Net Loss. Our net loss increased by $818,000, or 34.2%, to $3,207,000, for the three months ended March 31, 2019, from $2,389,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase in net loss resulted primarily from an increase of $811,000 in operating expenses and a decrease of $366,000 in gross loss. These increases in net loss were partially offset by a decrease of $359,000 in financial expenses.



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Liquidity and Capital Resources

We had an accumulated deficit as of March 31, 2019, of $151 million, as well as a net loss of $3,207,000 and negative operating cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2019. We expect to continue incurring losses and negative cash flows from operations until our products (primarily CGuard EPS) reach commercial profitability. As a result of these expected losses and negative cash flows from operations, along with our current cash position, we only have sufficient resources to fund operations through the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. Therefore, there is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

Our plans include the continued commercialization of our products and raising capital through the sale of additional equity securities, debt or capital inflows from strategic partnerships. There are no assurances, however, that we will be successful in obtaining the level of financing needed for our operations. If we are unsuccessful in commercializing our products or raising capital, we may need to reduce activities, curtail or cease operations.

On March 1, 2018, we closed an underwritten public offering of 20,000 shares of our common stock at a price to the public of $150.00 per share. We received gross proceeds of approximately $3.0 million from the offering, before deducting underwriter discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by us. Upon closing of the offering, we used $450,000 of the proceeds from the offering to redeem 450 shares of Series D Preferred Stock. As a result of such offering, the conversion price for each of our Series C Preferred Stock and our Series D Preferred Stock was reduced to $150.00 per share.

On April 2, 2018, we closed an underwritten public offering of 57,143 shares of our common stock at a price to the public of $87.50 per share. We received gross proceeds of approximately $5.0 million from the offering, before deducting underwriter discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by us. Upon closing of the offering, we used $300,000 of the proceeds from the offering to redeem 46,875 shares of our Series C Preferred Stock held by the Series D Investor. As a result of such offering, the conversion price for each of our Series B Preferred Stock, our Series C Preferred Stock and our Series D Preferred Stock was reduced to $87.50 per share.

On July 3, 2018, we closed an underwritten public offering of (i) 10,851,417 Common Units, with each Common Unit being comprised of one fiftieth share of our common stock, and one Series D Warrant to purchase one fiftieth share of common stock, (ii) 22,481,916 Pre-Funded Units ("Pre-Funded Units"), with each Pre-Funded Unit being comprised of one Pre-Funded Warrant to purchase one fiftieth share of common stock and one Series D Warrant, and (iii) additional Series D Warrants to purchase 100,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the underwriter's option. We received net proceeds from the offering and the exercise of the underwriter's option to purchase additional Series D Warrants to purchase 100,000 shares of common stock of approximately $8.7 million, excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the Series D Warrants and the Pre-Funded Warrants sold in the offering, and after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and payment of other estimated expenses associated with the offering that are payable by us. We used $2,264,269 of the net proceeds of the offering to redeem 306,917 shares of Series C Preferred Stock and 300 shares of Series D Preferred Stock held by the Series D Investor. As a result of such offering, the conversion price of the outstanding shares of the Series B Preferred Stock and the Series C Preferred Stock was reduced to $15.00 per share, effective as of June 29, 2018.

Our outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock contain anti-dilution provisions that may result in the reduction of the conversion price thereof in the future. This feature may result in an indeterminate number of shares of common stock being issued upon conversion of the Series B Preferred Stock or the Series C Preferred Stock. Sales of additional shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Series B Preferred Stock or Series C Preferred Stock as a result of anti-dilution adjustments will dilute the interests of other security holders and may depress the price of our common stock. Accordingly, we may find it more difficult to raise additional equity capital while any of our Series B Preferred Stock or Series C Preferred Stock is outstanding. As of March 31, 2019, 17,303 shares of Series B Preferred Stock and 59,423 shares of Series C Preferred Stock were outstanding.

During January and February 2018, the placement agent from the public offering that closed in July 2016 exercised its unit purchase option to purchase 13,508 units and received 13,508 shares of Series B Preferred Stock and Series A warrants to purchase 31 shares of common stock. The placement agent subsequently converted its Series B Preferred Stock and received an aggregate of 2,229 shares of common stock. We received an aggregate of $557,205 from the placement agent for the exercise of the unit purchase option.



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On April 8, 2019, we closed an underwritten public offering of 486,957 shares of our common stock at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. We received net proceeds of approximately $2.0 million from the offering, after deducting underwriter discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by us. As a result of such offering, the conversion price for each of our Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred was reduced to $5.00 per share. In connection with this public offering, on April 12, 2019, the underwriter partially exercised its over-allotment option and purchased an additional 12,393 shares of our common stock at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. We received net proceeds of approximately $47,000 from the exercise of the over-allotment option.

Three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018

General. At March 31, 2019, we had cash and cash equivalents of $5,807,000, as compared to $9,384,000 as of December 31, 2018. We have historically met our cash needs through a combination of issuing new shares, borrowing activities and product sales. Our cash requirements are generally for research and development, marketing and sales activities, finance and administrative cost, capital expenditures and general working capital.

For the three months ended March 31, 2019, net cash used in our operating activities increased by $1,705,000 to $3,485,000, from $1,780,000 during the same period in 2018. The primary reason for the increase in cash used in our operating activities was an increase of payments for third party related expenses and for professional services of $903,000 (primarily due to production related payments), an increase of $556,000 in salary and bonus payments from $1,218,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2018 to $1,862,000 during the same period in 2019 and a decrease of $246,000 in payments received from customers to $666,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2019, from $912,000 during the same period in 2018.

Cash used by our investing activities was $105,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $12,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2018 resulting primarily from the purchase of production equipment.

Cash provided by financing activities for the three months March 31, 2019 was $16,000, compared to $2,718,000 during the same period in 2018. The principal source of the cash provided by financing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2019, was the funds received from the exercise of pre-funded warrants that resulted in approximately $16,000 of aggregate net proceeds. The principal source of the cash provided by financing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2018, was the funds received from our March 2018 public offering of common stock that resulted in approximately $2,718,000 of aggregate net proceeds.

As of March 31, 2019, our current assets exceeded our current liabilities by a multiple of 3.0. Current assets decreased by $3,449,000 during the period and current liabilities decreased by $283,000 during the period. As a result, our working capital decreased by $3,166,000 to $5,333,000 as of March 31, 2019.

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have no off-balance sheet transactions, arrangements, obligations (including contingent obligations) or other relationships with unconsolidated entities or other persons that have, or may have, a material effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

See Note 3 - "Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements" in the accompanying financial statements.



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Factors That May Affect Future Operations

We believe that our future operating results will continue to be subject to quarterly variations based upon a wide variety of factors, including the cyclical nature of the ordering patterns of our distributors, timing of regulatory approvals, the implementation of various phases of our clinical trials and manufacturing efficiencies due to the learning curve of utilizing new materials and equipment. Our operating results could also be impacted by a weakening of the Euro and strengthening of the New Israeli Shekel, or NIS, both against the U.S. dollar. Lastly, other economic conditions we cannot foresee may affect customer demand, such as individual country reimbursement policies pertaining to our products. For a discussion of these and other risks that relate to our business, you should carefully review the risks and uncertainties described under the heading "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors" and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and those described from time to time in our future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contractual Obligations and Commitments

During the three months ended March 31, 2019, there were no material changes to our contractual obligations and commitments.

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04/04INSPIREMD, INC. : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Unregistered Sale ..
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04/04INSPIREMD : Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock
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04/04InspireMD, Inc. Announces Pricing of $2.4 Million Public Offering of Common S..
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Managers
NameTitle
James J. Barry President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Paul S. Stuka Chairman
Benzi Spector Head-Operations, Research & Development
Craig Shore Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer
Michael L. Berman Independent Director
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