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Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Description of Business and Basis of Presentation


The Company

BIOLASE, Inc. (“BIOLASE” and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the “Company”), incorporated in Delaware in 1987, is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, markets, and sells laser systems in dentistry and medicine and also markets, sells, and distributes dental imaging equipment, including three-dimensional CAD/CAM intra-oral scanners and digital dentistry software.  

Basis of Presentation

The unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of BIOLASE and its wholly-owned subsidiaries and have been prepared on a basis consistent with the December 31, 2017 audited consolidated financial statements and include all material adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments and the elimination of all material intercompany transactions and balances, necessary to fairly present the information set forth therein. These unaudited, interim, consolidated financial statements do not include all the footnotes, presentations, and disclosures normally required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for complete consolidated financial statements. Certain amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentations.

The consolidated results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year. The accompanying consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2017, included in BIOLASE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 14, 2018 (the “2017 Form 10-K”).

Liquidity and Management’s Plans

The Company incurred a loss from operations, incurred a net loss, and used cash in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The Company also suffered recurring losses from operations during the three years ended December 31, 2017. The Company’s recurring losses, level of cash used in operations, and potential need for additional capital, along with uncertainties surrounding the Company’s ability to raise additional capital, raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

On March 6, 2018, BIOLASE and two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries entered into a Business Financing Agreement (the “Business Financing Agreement”) with Western Alliance Bank (“Western Alliance”), which provides for borrowings of up to $6.0 million. The Company had approximately $1.8 million of borrowings outstanding under these lines of credit as of March 31, 2018. See Note 9 – Lines of Credit for additional information.

As of March 31, 2018, the Company had working capital of approximately $20.5 million. The Company’s principal sources of liquidity as of March 31, 2018 consisted of approximately $8.7 million in cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash and $9.7 million of accounts receivable.             

In order for the Company to continue operations beyond the next 12 months and be able to discharge its liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business, the Company must increase sales of its products directly to end-users and through distributors, establish profitable operations through the combination of increased sales and decreased expenses, generate cash from operations or obtain additional funds when needed. The Company intends to improve its financial condition and ultimately improve its financial results by increasing revenues through expansion of its product offerings, continuing to expand and develop its field sales force and distributor relationships, both domestically and internationally, forming strategic arrangements within the dental and medical industries, educating dental and medical patients as to the benefits of its advanced medical technologies, and reducing expenses.

Additional capital requirements may depend on many factors, including, among other things, continued losses, the rate at which the Company’s business grows, demands for working capital, manufacturing capacity, and any acquisitions that the Company may pursue. From time to time, the Company could be required, or may otherwise attempt, to raise capital, through either equity or debt offerings, or enter into an additional line of credit facility. As discussed in Note 9, on March 6, 2018, BIOLASE entered into the Business Financing Agreement, providing for a secured line of credit. The Company cannot provide assurance that it will be able to successfully consummate any equity or debt financings, or enter into any other line of credit facility in the future. The Company also cannot provide assurance that the required capital would be available on acceptable terms, if at all, or that any such financing activity would not be dilutive to the Company’s stockholders.