(“Feedback”, the “Company” or the “Group”)
Interim Results for the six months ended 30 November 2015
We are pleased to present the interim results for the six months ended 30 November 2015. Revenue for the six month period was £225,000 (2014: £229,000) and the loss after tax was £143,000. (2014: loss of £219,000). The loss before interest, tax and amortisation was £132,000 (2014: Loss £138,000). The cash balance as at 30 November 2015 was £164,000, (2014: £268,000).
The interim results show a small reduction in the loss for the period on similar levels of turnover to 2014. Cambridge Computed Imaging Limited (‘CCI’) again performed steadily as it continued to serve its established customer base. Revenue recognised from TexRAD research version sales in the six months was higher than in the comparable period in 2014, reflecting the contract wins that took place shortly before the end of the previous financial year. Revenue for the second half of the current financial year from TexRAD is also expected to be higher than in the comparable period. In line with management’s expectations, we have sold fewer research versions of TexRAD in recent months although there remains a good deal of customer interest from research institutions who are currently seeking grant funding. The Company has recently signed collaborative agreements with companies in Japan and South Korea to explore further selling opportunities in these markets for TexRAD research versions. The Company has also been looking to provide more support to research customers to assist them in analysing and interpreting the results of their studies. We have recently started work on one such project and this could prove to be a useful additional source of revenue in the future. Dr Balaji Ganeshan has been continuing his work supporting research into new potential applications of TexRAD. This has led to the publication of twelve peer-reviewed papers over the last year as well as a number of presentations at scientific conferences, including the Society of Cardiac MR Annual Scientific Sessions in Los Angeles last month.
In November 2015 the Company announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alliance Medical Group (“Alliance”) with the intention of integrating Feedback’s TexRAD texture analysis software into Alliance’s PET-CT lung cancer imaging service. The technical discussions have made good progress. A pilot implementation is currently underway and a retrospective study on a sample of studies with known clinical outcomes has shown promising preliminary results. The next stage will be to integrate with Alliance’s internal systems and evaluate our solution with multiple sites across the Alliance network. It is also anticipated that an abstract will be submitted to the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) for intended publication at its annual conference in November 2016 which will highlight the results from the technical and clinical evaluation. Our development work with Alliance is considered to offer great potential as regards the future commercialisation of TexRAD software. Alliance and Feedback plan to undertake a multi-centre imaging research study to assess the use of TexRAD in lung cancer, with the eventual aim of gaining inclusion of texture analysis in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) Lung Cancer pathway.
In 2015 the Company formed two joint venture companies, Stone Checker Software Ltd and Prostate Checker Ltd. These companies are at the stage of testing prototype versions of software containing TexRAD plug-ins, firstly on sample data sets and then on larger data sets. Both companies offer the prospect of developing innovative solutions where routine medical images can provide useful additional information for clinicians.
The Board believes the future for Feedback is hugely promising and we look forward to working closely with Alliance and developing our other collaborative ventures. We expect revenue in the second half of the current financial year to be broadly similar to the first half result. Operating expenses have been significantly reduced so when compared to the last financial year, the results for the current financial year are expected to show higher revenue and a reduced operating loss.
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