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OptimizeRx Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

August 14, 2023 at 4:01 PM EDT

– RWD.AI-enabled portion of the core business sees 186% YOY growth during the first half of 2023

– Non-core business is lagging

– Total revenue of $13.8 million

– GAAP net loss per share of $(0.24)

– Non-GAAP net loss per share of $(0.01)

ROCHESTER, Mich., Aug. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OptimizeRx Corp. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: OPRX), a leading provider of point-of-care technology solutions helping patients start and stay on therapy, reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2023. Quarterly comparisons are to the same year-ago period.

Financial Highlights

  • Revenue in the second quarter of 2023 decreased 1% to $13.8 million, as compared to $14.0 million in the same year ago period.
  • Gross profit in the second quarter of 2023 decreased 13% year-over-year to $7.8 million, from $9.0 million during the second quarter of 2022.
  • GAAP net loss totaled $(4.2) million or $(0.24) per basic and diluted shares outstanding in the second quarter, as compared to $(3.9) million or $(0.21) during the second quarter of 2022.
  • Non-GAAP net loss in the second quarter totaled $(0.2) million or $(0.01) per fully diluted shares outstanding, as compared to $0.7 million or $0.04 per fully diluted shares outstanding during the second quarter of 2022 (see definition of this non-GAAP measure and reconciliation to GAAP, below).
  • The Company repurchased 526,999 shares at an average price of $14.27 per share in the second quarter of 2023 for a total of $7.5 million.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $62.7 million as of June 30, 2023 as compared to $74.1 million as of December 31, 2022

Will Febbo, OptimizeRx CEO commented, “I am disappointed to report second quarter results fell below the internal expectations underlying our May strategic update. The primary impact was due to a revenue shortfall in certain non-core business lines as well as longer than expected MLR reviews that pushed revenue into the second half of the year. Moreover, we are still being affected by the macro headwinds we identified last year and expect this will persist through 2023, as we continue to pursue larger scale RWD.AI enterprise deals. Despite these events, there were several bright spots in the period which speak to our land and expand strategy including the securing of three additional AI contracts with existing clients. We will continue to build upon a strong base of customers as we serve all our top 20 pharma manufacturers in the marketplace.”

“Looking ahead, we strongly contend that the life sciences industry is only at the beginning of its digital shift with a full realization expected to occur in the next two to five years. We are optimizing our portfolio in order to concentrate our team and efforts on our RWD.AI-enabled healthcare technology platform which helps pharma acquire and onboard patients. This transformational offering is the most differentiated and growing part of our business, seeing year-over-year growth of 186%. As a result, we will deploy our resources to the areas with the overwhelming majority of our revenues and, in the second half of 2023, we will reduce our cash operating expense run rate going into 2024 by at least 10%. We expect the second half of 2023 to show positive momentum as it relates to our client enterprise deals, channel partner expansion and strategic initiatives in our core business."

  Rolling Twelve Months Ended
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)* June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023
Average revenue per top 20 pharmaceutical manufacturer $ 1,972,308     $ 1,993,755  
Percent of top 20 pharmaceutical manufacturers that are customers   90 %     90 %
Top 20 pharmaceutical manufacturers as percent of total net revenues   58 %     58 %
Net revenue retention   89 %     86 %
Revenue per averages full-time employee (FTE) $ 559,646     $ 605,113  

2023 Financial Outlook
Based on first half results, the Company is updating its full year financial outlook for 2023. Revenues are now expected to be in the mid-50 to low-60 million dollar range with a gross margin rate between 55% and 59%.

Conference Call
OptimizeRx management will host the presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Date: Monday, August 14, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-888-886-7786
International dial-in number: 1-416-764-8658
Conference ID: 45665957
Call Me Link:
Webcast Link

Please call the conference telephone number five minutes prior to the start time.

A replay of the call will remain available for 12 months via the Investors section of the OptimizeRx website at

Definition and Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This earnings release includes a presentation of non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per diluted share or non-GAAP EPS, both of which are non-GAAP financial measures.

The Company defines non-GAAP net loss as GAAP net loss with an adjustment to add back depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, acquisition expenses, income or loss related to the fair value of contingent consideration, and deferred income taxes. Non-GAAP EPS is defined as non-GAAP net loss divided by the number of weighted average shares outstanding on a diluted basis. The Company has provided non-GAAP financial measures to aid investors in better understanding its performance. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight into the operations and cash flow of the Company.

Because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of equity instruments that can impact a Company’s non-cash operating expenses, management believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude non-cash expenses allows for meaningful comparisons between the Company’s core business operating results and those of other companies, as well as provides an important tool for financial and operational decision making and for evaluating the Company’s own core business operating results over different periods of time.

The Company’s non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP EPS measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in the Company’s industry, as other companies in the industry may calculate such non-GAAP financial results differently. The Company’s non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP EPS are not measurements of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to operating income or as an indication of operating performance or any other measure of performance derived in accordance with GAAP. The Company does not consider these non-GAAP measures to be substitutes for or superior to the information provided by its GAAP financial results.

The table, “Reconciliation of GAAP to NON-GAAP Financial Measures,” included below, provides a reconciliation of non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP EPS for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022.

Definition of Key Performance Indicators*
Top 20 pharmaceutical manufacturers: We have updated the definition of "top 20 pharmaceutical manufacturers" in our key performance indicators to be based upon Fierce Pharma's most updated list of "The top 20 pharma companies by 2022 revenue". We previously used "The top 20 pharma companies by 2020 revenue". As a result of this change, prior periods have been restated for comparative purposes.

Net revenue retention: Net revenue retention is a comparison of revenue generated from all clients in the previous period to total revenue generated from the same clients in the following year (i.e., excludes new client relationships for the most recent year).

Revenue per average Full Time Employee: We define revenue per average full-time employee (FTE) as total revenue over the last 12 months (LTM) divided by the average number of employees over the LTM, which is calculated by taking our total number of FTEs at the end of the prior year period by our total FTE headcount at the end of the most recent.

About OptimizeRx
OptimizeRx provides best-in-class health technology that enables care-focused engagement between life sciences organizations, healthcare providers, and patients at critical junctures throughout the patient care journey. Connecting over 60% of U.S. healthcare providers and millions of their patients through the most intelligent technology platform embedded within a proprietary digital point-of-care network, OptimizeRx helps patients start and stay on their medications. 

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Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “expects”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “plans”, “projects”, “targets”, “designed”, “could”, “may”, “should”, “will” or other similar words and expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. All statements that reflect the Company’s expectations, assumptions, projections, beliefs or opinions about the future, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements relating to the Company’s growth, business plans and future performance. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s business, the economy, and other future conditions. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted, or quantified. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties to which forward-looking statements are subject include, but are not limited to, the effect of government regulation, competition, and other risks summarized in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

OptimizeRx Contact
Andy D’Silva, SVP Corporate Finance

Investor Relations Contact
Ashley Robinson
LifeSci Advisors, LLC

  June 30,
  December 31,
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 9,808,330     $ 18,208,685  
Short-term investments   52,931,831       55,931,821  
Accounts receivable, net   18,281,133       22,155,301  
Prepaid expenses and other   4,052,729       2,280,828  
Total current assets   85,074,023       98,576,635  
Property and equipment, net   140,968       137,448  
Other assets      
Goodwill   22,673,820       22,673,820  
Technology assets, net   8,366,375       7,702,895  
Patent rights, net   1,831,839       1,940,178  
Right of use assets, net   14,544       235,320  
Other intangible assets, net   3,223,305       3,384,889  
Total other assets   36,109,883       35,937,102  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 121,324,874     $ 134,651,185  
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable – trade $ 817,779     $ 1,549,979  
Accrued expenses   1,503,477       2,601,246  
Revenue share payable   2,722,127       3,990,440  
Current portion of lease liabilities   14,545       89,902  
Deferred revenue   451,787       164,309  
Total current liabilities   5,509,715       8,395,876  
Non-current liabilities      
Lease liabilities, net of current portion         144,532  
Total liabilities   5,509,715       8,540,408  
Commitments and contingencies (See note 10)      
Stockholders’ equity      
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding at June 30, 2023 or December 31, 2022          
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 166,666,667 shares authorized, 18,376,771 and 18,288,571 shares issued at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   18,377       18,289  
Treasury stock, $0.001 par value, 1,741,397 and 1,214,398 shares held at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   (1,741 )     (1,214 )
Additional paid-in-capital   173,049,784       172,785,800  
Accumulated deficit   (57,251,261 )     (46,692,098 )
Total stockholders’ equity $ 115,815,159     $ 126,110,777  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 121,324,874     $ 134,651,185  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

  For the
Three Months Ended
June 30,
  For the
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Net revenue $ 13,818,166     $ 13,978,665     $ 26,821,076     $ 27,710,195  
Cost of revenues, exclusive of depreciation and amortization presented separately below   5,993,145       4,988,716       11,562,766       10,618,574  
Gross profit   7,825,021       8,989,949       15,258,310       17,091,621  
Operating expenses              
General and administrative expenses   12,242,128       12,320,362       26,274,669       23,711,597  
Depreciation, amortization and noncash lease expense   464,761       578,117       928,695       1,049,656  
Total operating expenses   12,706,889       12,898,479       27,203,364       24,761,253  
Loss from operations   (4,881,868 )     (3,908,530 )     (11,945,054 )     (7,669,632 )
Other income              
Interest income   720,419       23,816       1,385,891       23,820  
Loss before provision for income taxes   (4,161,449 )     (3,884,714 )     (10,559,163 )     (7,645,812 )
Income tax benefit                      
Net loss $ (4,161,449 )   $ (3,884,714 )   $ (10,559,163 )   $ (7,645,812 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – basic   16,992,100       18,122,500       17,043,793       18,000,958  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – diluted   16,992,100       18,122,500       17,043,793       18,000,958  
Loss per share – basic $ (0.24 )   $ (0.21 )   $ (0.62 )   $ (0.42 )
Loss per share – diluted $ (0.24 )   $ (0.21 )   $ (0.62 )   $ (0.42 )

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

  For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2023   2022
Net loss $ (10,559,163 )   $ (7,645,812 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization   928,695       1,049,656  
Stock-based compensation   7,883,626       7,199,421  
Increase in bad debt reserve   238,748       98,727  
Changes in:      
Accounts receivable   3,635,420       5,969,009  
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (1,771,899 )     1,266,478  
Accounts payable   (732,200 )     64,232  
Revenue share payable   (1,268,313 )     (2,001,379 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   (1,096,881 )     (1,263,971 )
Deferred revenue   287,478       (347,989 )
Purchase of property and equipment   (48,556 )     (41,335 )
Purchases of held-to-maturity investments   (109,501,032 )      
Redemptions of held-to-maturity investments   112,501,021        
EvinceMed acquisition         (2,000,000 )
Acquisition of intangible assets, including intellectual property rights   (3,068 )     (145,257 )
Capitalized software development costs   (1,274,150 )      
Cash paid for employee withholding taxes related to the vesting of restricted stock units   (243,361 )      
Repurchase of common stock   (7,522,426 )     (321,054 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   145,706       830,474  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - BEGINNING OF PERIOD   18,208,685       84,681,770  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - END OF PERIOD $ 9,808,330     $ 87,392,970  
Cash paid for interest $     $  
Reduction of EvinceMed purchase price for amounts previously paid $     $ 708,334  
Shares issued in connection with acquisition $     $ 9,374,455  
Cash paid for income taxes $     $  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

  Three Months Ended
June 30, 2023
  Six Months Ended
June 30, 2023
  2023   2022   2023   2022
Net loss $ (4,161,449 )   $ (3,884,714 )   $ (10,559,163 )   $ (7,645,812 )
Depreciation, amortization and noncash lease expense   464,761       578,117       928,695       1,049,656  
Stock-based compensation   3,503,123       4,025,323       7,883,626       7,199,421  
Acquisition expense         2,579             19,739  
Non-GAAP net income (loss)   (193,565 )     721,305       (1,746,842 )     623,004  
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share              
Diluted $ (0.01 )   $ 0.04     $ (0.10 )   $ 0.03  
Weighted average shares outstanding:              
Diluted   16,992,100       18,122,500       17,043,793       18,000,958  


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