AFIB Acutus Medical

Caroline Corner Investor Relations
Vince Burgess President and Chief Executive Officer
David Roman Chief Financial Officer
Robbie Marcus JPMorgan
Margaret Kaczor William Blair
Bill Plovanic Canaccord
Marie Thibault BTIG
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Good day, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Acutus First Quarter 2021 Earnings Call. At this time all participant lines are in a listen-only mode. After the speaker presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to hand the conference over to Caroline Corner, Investor Relations. ahead. go Please

Caroline Corner

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Vince Burgess

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David Roman

Vince, afternoon, you, and everyone. good Thank

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Vince Burgess

Thank you, David.

quarter, on of business the cadence of our first here reflect the in second momentum. quarter, and I gaining performance the is the early As in trajectory our

is Our we right commercial team I'm in the place. confident strengthening, globally execution have and

our years active and product and continue XXXX pipeline, registrations. In be through addition, advance to and products key XXXX for to expect very several we approvals

your performance. interest improve are will efforts the our open to Lastly, initiatives we questions. Operator? continued And appreciate call we starting your support, these We and take now are hold. to and to operational intensifying


Robbie line [Operator first with from JPMorgan. question comes the Instructions] Your of Marcus

Your line open. is now

Robbie Marcus

your taking first the for David, Thanks call. question. good great. And to evening. earnings Oh, welcome

David Roman

Thanks, Robbie.

Robbie Marcus

and year, calling first guidance probably start, about pretty were a still of meaningful the for lower, as the Just a the hair It's quarter wanted we in came think bit fourth just in quarter. thinking the in acceleration way was Street to XQ third rest placements quarter lower. for

how confidence quarter? new what should system we fourth numbers? assuming? third then revenue what you system think A, the of is you're then assuming B, and at sales that placements, utilization what I'd like get to And environment that So kind for can of gives about say, placements balance And accelerate to in and that those

Vince Burgess

of that's environment, So, of in terms kind all on. predicated the

we're I the kind think, get normalcy. the back-half of at in the U.S., environment into as of we're an that assuming year, we looking approaches

we're to primarily in seeing, the friction So, Northern access labs. really on some is continued Midwest terms Coast, the lingering East and thing of

But So most trainee I it will good kind we us close we're versus a running normalcy procedural whatnot, can a bring and get or there. in have to in perspective, that, assuming in for December and pretty one and towards be normal kind of operations. obviously, the Europe, as Europe in we there. of one And from person then plus to person other that normally historically seasonality back accounts of that. mapper holiday the are November, October than expect like start then is, normalized with reduction over something our up relatively light which August, September, and some of been quite think kind

that overall sense So just kind of that's the of mean, environment. my

up want of the terms of thinking as well, mentioned base new I in do, think to And to start types think talked call, terms net QX, prepared terms were of in well a little terms sense targeting installed our I most kind alone the about focusing thinking to how working and year phase the in placements, our pretty systems it we on, evolution. I've rest Duane In would it placements. and might the in comments, of into that prior where seen QX. came with terms a that I the have adding place things lighter had again. we're of a be of bit few tried than of the my I around, we that of in with probably we in we physicians can really we about what would in and I across we we think ramp have QX, to equal adds systems, this really then about as get at in recently and move when the be we right, models with pretty consoles placements, our of QX, April

So, we we're we wanted expectations the really installed in I now was light, sure track of miss I was intentionally. set questions? QX were the to We make the And have right Doc's little place, properly. just identified. Robbie's almost think on a everything right Did any

David Roman

the which the Robbie, I of add, quarter from thing think are a as $XXX,XXX that, on the variables to pacing I only that us. sales is, obviously you impact would anywhere commented know, couple you second of $XXX,XXX capital capital for sales. There each

quite today that the what in guidance today assumes So an can encouraged have out, for started Europe. significantly also see COVID the trends and since to move as are continues. our business that the we're seeing have Europe interim our But an And on we dynamic of seeing those the might have they we're quarter-to-quarter, the entering by moderate in quarter. would results. impact the on I balance impact did year point

Vince Burgess

partner our that Australia, and with few had out to COVID were forecasted due Austria, in also a issues We Malaysia. in continuing QX, Biotronik pushed additional placements

Robbie Marcus

R&D then revenue in up think ramping third be and throughout SG&A the fourth we the year? And scale year? to more it. think Thanks. the there's do about Got quarter. David, we expenses about of How do going Obviously, and through meaningful how

David Roman

Sure, Robbie.

expect not expense are to we revenues correct, expecting follow ramp throughout actually you're a of ramp the would meaningful we While the that. -- rest year,

phase have of the or the here. pull the And past we research diverse couple walk of R&D, of sprinted call differentiated to through pure sunsetting. that lot over years specific a development Starting in with reasons a investment together me is products. it Let wide of and really portfolio some

our of reflected would R&D expect rest that portfolio we've to product be is to we to able been as expense. the to largely the create going think R&D more able we And read judiciously prioritize that trailing forward. about So investment, in

Vince Burgess

which know and executed revved could XX-months, on I out is XX R&D The Robbie, that I just to the I getting our quick you, really we move been the jump over those disposable thing the six today, sell one Gen each Gen software many times. and revved been the announced, from as CE launch -- spend available as nearly approvals, we in through basically want individual you're of Biotronik. are that has component throughout entire when focused X, approved our partner getting And mean, before us. manufacture Europe, now console, And in to are to to on as of you've on. upgrades our And for you if U.S. production, point Mark revved basically and have we I last final X system. our of say distribution the and here and on and know

improvement say reduction So, to we the we've need our we things these that products, behind cost additional all tweaking, and I a have heavy would generation feedback address working products, we've us, rounds, things lift to second on. array feel is majority been -- full the cranked of are of our changes tell about early I it's which been some have now and intended organization. of and customers, R&D out received you, the that from the these about all about things are that great great

David Roman

G&A. we will ask recur gross significant see Robbie, up we I G&A, will at want and as I but that marketing, to margins, are gross margin real quarter time. SG&A continue it, transitionary I also in to tightly down at a have first say, well look On you lever as going then, We look didn't And brought to and be drive related manage while forward, will senior the marketing And as it the we in make in not that would expenses out do some, opportunities sales as level go management I forward. did expenses, to operating that in about sales we I see investments starting turnover materialize to expense, point force. that

Vince Burgess

say and in you we're in in QX real when correct. talking about specifically And time, April,

Robbie Marcus

And when do we see that turned positive?

David Roman

capital, for gross mix around occur with a So are and exiting that that rate full disposables pull it now, working QX. on $X some positive, to about positivity could a right in be are at we and million a run be call of a of to have quarter There margin quarter, of specifically should gross third quarter we opportunities with improvement forward. that the margin yield XX-XX

Vince Burgess

And overhead already to ahead margins positive. clear, It's on. we're obviously, our disposables getting are and the standard on be presently

Robbie Marcus

lot. a Thanks Great.


comes Your next Margaret Blair. with question from Kaczor William

now is line open. Your

Margaret Kaczor

for me, guys, Maybe the questions. brought taking for guys on board. Hey, one thanks Duane first you

You've two-fold Can sense? good changes. talked a It's give these commercialization you us about question.

accounts? is we give at as a from And within that, guidance being can them? or assumed and within of accounts about what's think we that assumptions The sense in COVID, utilization look post of one, but climbing us the taking those some rates share backup then coming ranges? as here, reopening encouraging, utilization you So from March were

Vince Burgess

some we We're labs have dealing speaking. deal with QX, were and our of six months brought XXX% the these Europe, getting back taken -- to And we numbers are technology to bit half positioned you were back with consoles great coming more if online. with In properly European relatively a generally that really in our the team, But couple accounts, down complicated the EP where this choice we we morning, basically of state a of of or labs again. update highly up lead it's been redos basically COVID. business. We the very now in to And there. probably see due -- in mature, and becoming doing And is over the small product, up they're the them entire they art the to ground, outstanding hospitals center's down to and And, utilization to we the this persistent And In standing back hospitals still get with for complicated charge talk field handle down of all this group art EP levels. of normal then expected state the tachycardia. there. and some of our over like nine are terms we're folks tenured or experienced the in team bringing UK, expect are COVID. like the in return UK, an And some little and feel an very, update. last of the and still more the them in actually seeing seeing procedural the going slowdowns, they've used our the Rotterdam, they the to hospitals are though, being than that couple and procedures. And getting on technology, just generally complex with right on call In volume, hours Belgium, getting a and still down. is longer customers the a patients product more Netherlands, up are of on

drive we So that's utilization there. how

are Now, is like I'd say That's, place target the a U.S., of we're plus XX%-XX% think, to in of a mixed U.S. a where I be more us. The we at accounts bag. I would installed. where a procedures complex at for bit great

generating We consistent have nicely utilization. rolling accounts and are that pretty

or had and which consoles in group have with a those week, where issues did of accounts last of single just day, were some of number single get the got quarter, in In we a last excited that room. account we accounts a We we a in particularly cases that to that part through contracting that one had actually are had four group, we were very we yesterday us had utilization. of restart, to larger through, the accounts that low

all a kind that But really of our sorts of those bag it's sure U.S. issues So making the of about well-trained. mappers for us, in mixed it's are

message. right the have We

is out really ablation things experience up which in and our heavily we're was that leaning the step-by-step of cookbook quarter EPs, Oxford. years, mappers serve is well. over couple out think our on that to boundary now European deliver paper and us for came fashion of a and I mappers, training strategy recipe written U.S.-based that sales the diagnostic boundary over having And to last over deliver playbook reps going the that One of of to very of kind core-to- our to U.S. our

the of key drivers, anything based David, kind of want to some the and on? So, you if know I those are don’t add

David Roman

think the parts if that different utilization, utilization what first we is, the about would add, improve our across quarter. does I the And I to overall look bring we to performance. to volume that saw are of critical world, comfortable Margaret, February guidance progression rates online assumption, revenue consistently as all in from contemplate overall because centers, especially pretty to some contributes that that in March high we the saw back January to we in sequential also and the continue utilization,

Margaret Kaczor

Okay. fruit still And up low-hanging of set back. as some part is, sounds these of easier did that what to get some QX, it like maybe what come I'm centers does trying April like, there's look for how

back-half the that start cheer hearing right? I across So, later rise just we assuming installed without to huge Am until base, hopefully the taking in of should that year. the see utilization

David Roman

That's correct.

Vince Burgess

that's think fair. I

Margaret Kaczor

seem you to that monthly going we couldn't the how to the be maybe I if based April What quite a think then, told on new pretty should as would see? you good. about much you we had moved what happy guys QX. that And Okay. Robbie, forward? that QX four of look gave in good installs, tell rate from How at

David Roman

okay I think that would point a be rate. starting as an monthly

Vince Burgess

kind Yes, global. I think Europe and pace. mean, I of Globally, that

David Roman

their we about contracting communicate around I targeted would and hospital is, think to would least ton necessarily availability have shifting to an make when And Margaret, thing being systems get placed, expectation. we terms we don't overhang QX, -- do targeted to QX highly say, we in The sure yeah, of that out it install. coming that base, in segmentation mean as and resolve out helps account that still in necessarily number execute And continue with vigor opportunities. of the the COVID of that is forward. on some contributes and limiting still to placements. targeting see to move outside to that significant come we that as resolving start there us we we with our U.S. clearly QX, grow initiative that does then, the key timing, a is accounts, whether being not more it QX We of QX, pace into the our want of is U.S. as installed control of be a over should at of at it's opportunity

Margaret Kaczor

Perfect. guys. Okay. Thanks,


question next with Plovanic from Canaccord. comes Your Bill

open. lines Your now

Bill Plovanic

Good evening. Thanks. my Great. questions. taking for Thanks

that of clarification. The happy globally? Is clarification April, just installs for a a you'd that. Margaret's four Just four or month four in you said be So, quarter see to question.

Vince Burgess

a figure. be monthly that'd good Yeah,

we think have have we is a where I than I month us. we'll good for more months do less. do pace that, two, think or But we that's a

Bill Plovanic

then, just technology And out the challenging environment, given we new year macro is to as Okay. get market. here, definitely year last bringing a

think covered have into How learnings of OUS in and is that your launch I learnings? opening what implemented commercial first the your direct distributor the both the you strategy, with year or in But, remarks. you've the that U.S., partners?

Vince Burgess

last about in with our the European team, talking into spent translates sure and how that months, really a making on the In time to think crystallizing U.S. we lot couple trying of it we're that

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Bill Plovanic

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Vince Burgess

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Bill Plovanic

Great. Thank you.


from comes Thibault question Marie with next Your BTIG.

is now open. Your line

Marie Thibault

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Vince Burgess

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David Roman

just clarify. maybe Marie, And to

important modeling couple this point guidance. weaves to out a A things from into perspective, So our how here.

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Marie Thibault

then promising both. AcQCross. one on called a little here with in U.S., envisioning as Helpful pushing the bit product? well Thank as and the whole know Again, of then portfolio. how that Maybe that. a Europe I'll forward launch in Okay. about you that I Tell insights ask you're the it's you've part out us from on

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Vince Burgess

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David Roman

Vince examples that this I specific next. week believe referencing, installed those of is be actually one And or will

opener seeing a So, new into this accounts. nice as we are door

Vince Burgess

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have the out really confident that and understand, sure go work that to there. right so this need make those of better coming starting it approval, now work and gate. highly And through we workflow there We're We we to we structural month get that partners with just EP heart the differences be well-liked over workflow over going this we're and have will some to issues.

Marie Thibault

Thank sense. Makes you.


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