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Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Description of Business and Basis of Presentation


The Company

BIOLASE, Inc. (“BIOLASE” and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the “Company”) 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, 2018 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.

The consolidated results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 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, 2018, included in BIOLASE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 8, 2019 (the “2018 Form 10-K”).

Liquidity and Management’s Plans

The Company incurred a loss from operations and a net loss, and used cash in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2019. 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.

As of March 31, 2019, the Company was not in compliance with certain of its loan covenants relating to the SWK Loan (as defined below). In May 2019,SWK Funding, LLC granted the Company a waiver of such covenants. On May 7, 2019, the Company entered into an amendment of its Credit Agreement with SWK Funding, LLC to increase the total loan commitment in the SWK Loan from $12.5 million to $15.0 million, to revise certain of the financial covenants and to issue additional warrants to purchase the Company’s common stock. See Note 15 for additional information.

As of March 31, 2019, the Company had working capital of approximately $13.7 million. The Company’s principal sources of liquidity as of March 31, 2019 consisted of approximately $3.3 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and $11.7 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, it must sell its products directly to end users and through distributors, establish profitable operations through increased sales, decrease 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.

Reverse Stock Split

Except as the context otherwise requires, all share numbers and share price amounts (including exercise prices and closing market prices) contained in the unaudited financial statements and notes thereto reflect the one-for-five reverse stock split (“the Reverse Stock Split”) effectuated by the Company on May 10, 2018. See Note 4 below for additional information.