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Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
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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. The Company’s products advance the practice of dentistry and medicine for patients and health care professionals. The Company’s proprietary dental laser systems allow dentists, periodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons, and other dental specialists to perform a broad range of minimally invasive dental procedures, including cosmetic, restorative, and complex surgical applications. The Company’s laser systems are designed to provide clinically superior results for many types of dental procedures compared to those achieved with drills, scalpels, and other conventional instruments. The Company has clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to market and sell its laser systems in the United States and also have the necessary registration to market and sell its laser systems in Canada, the European Union, and many other countries outside the United States.

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, 2019 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, 2020 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, 2019, included in BIOLASE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 30, 2020 (the “2019 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, 2020. The Company’s recurring losses, level of cash used in operations, and 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.


Fourth Amendment to the SWK Loan

As of December 31, 2019, the Company was not in compliance with certain of its loan covenants under the Term Loan (as defined below). On March 25, 2020 the Company and SWK Funding, LLC entered into a Fourth Amendment to the Credit Agreement and granted the Company a waiver of such covenants through March 31, 2020. The Fourth Amendment included revisions to the financial covenants and to the warrant price for the SWK warrants. See Note 9 for additional information.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Company’s continued inability to meet debt covenants in addition to the uncertainties surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s business, the Company is not forecasting compliance with its debt covenants in the next twelve months and has classified the Term Loan with SWK Funding, LLC (the “Term Loan”) as a short-term liability.

As of March 31, 2020, the Company had negative working capital of approximately $3.7 million. The Company’s principal sources of liquidity as of March 31, 2020 consisted of approximately $1.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and $4.7 million of accounts receivable, net.  

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, control or potentially reduce expenses and establish profitable operations in order to generate cash from operations or obtain additional funds when needed.

Additional capital requirements may depend on many factors, including, among other things, the rate at which the Company’s business grows, the extent of the Company’s revenue from ventilator sales, the COVID-19 pandemic and the actions taken to contain it, 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. The Company cannot provide assurance that it will be able to successfully enter into any such equity or debt financings in the future or that the required capital would be available on acceptable terms, if at all, or that any such financing activity would not be dilutive to its stockholders.


COVID-19 Risk and Uncertainties and CARES Act

Additionally, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (the “COVID-19 outbreak”) and the risks to the international community as the virus spreads globally beyond its point of origin. In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally and on March 13, 2020, the United States declared a national emergency with respect to the coronavirus outbreak. This outbreak has severely impacted global economic activity, tax and many countries and many states in the United States have reacted to the outbreak by instituting quarantines, mandating business and school closures and restricting travel. These mandated business closures have included dental office closures in Europe and the United States for all but emergency procedures. Our salespeople have been unable to call on dental customers during these closures. In addition, most dental shows and workshops scheduled in the first and second quarters of 2020 have been canceled. There is no assurance that sales will return to normal levels during the second quarter of 2020 or at any time thereafter.  However, the full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve and it is uncertain as to the full magnitude that the pandemic will have on the Company’s financial condition, liquidity, and future results of operations. Management is actively monitoring the global situation on its financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce and have taken actions to mitigate the impact including among other things, temporary reductions in pay, furloughs of certain positions along with deferrals in payment for cash preservation. Given the daily evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak and the global responses to curb its spread, the Company is not able to estimate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on its results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity for fiscal year 2020.


On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.” The CARES Act, among other things, includes provisions relating to refundable payroll tax credits, deferment of employer side social security payments, net operating loss carryback periods, alternative minimum tax credit refunds, modifications to the net interest deduction limitations, increased limitations on qualified charitable contributions, and technical corrections to tax depreciation methods for qualified improvement property.


We continue to examine the impact that the CARES Act may have on our business. Currently, we are unable to determine the impact that the CARES Act will have on our financial condition, results of operations, or liquidity.


Paycheck Protection Program Loan (“PPP Loan”)

On April 14, 2020, Biolase, Inc., was granted a loan from Pacific Mercantile Bank in the aggregate amount of $2,980,000.00, pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) under Division A, Title I of the CARES Act, which was enacted March 27, 2020.

The PPP Loan, which was in the form of a Note dated April 13, 2020 issued by the Company, matures on April 13, 2022 and bears interest at a rate of 1.0% per annum, payable monthly commencing on November 1, 2020. The Note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. Funds from the PPP Loan may only be used for payroll costs, costs used to continue group health care benefits, mortgage payments, rent, utilities, and interest on other debt obligations incurred before February 15, 2020. The Company intends to use the entire PPP Loan amount for qualifying expenses. Under the terms of the PPP, certain amounts of the PPP Loan may be forgiven if they are used for qualifying expenses as described in the CARES Act.

The application for these funds requires the Company to, in good faith, certify that the current economic uncertainty made the loan request necessary to support the ongoing operations of the Company. This certification further requires the Company to take into account our current business activity and our ability to access other sources of liquidity sufficient to support ongoing operations in a manner that is not significantly detrimental to the business. The receipt of these funds, and the forgiveness of the loan attendant to these funds, is dependent on the Company having initially qualified for the loan and qualifying for the forgiveness of such loan based on our future adherence to the forgiveness criteria.