DEERFIELD, Ill., March 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgalign Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRGA), a global medical technology company focused on elevating the standard of care by driving the evolution of digital surgery, today provided updates on its previously announced restructuring plan.
On November 8, 2022, Surgalign’s Board of Directors approved a restructuring plan intended to help the Company drive growth in the most valuable and profitable parts of its business. The approved plan included product portfolio rationalization in the domestic markets, and a scale down of its international business which will continue throughout 2023. Additionally, as part of the restructuring plan, the Company reduced its workforce in December of 2022, cut non-essential spending, and realigned resources to support growth of its Digital Health and core hardware assets.
The primary focus of the planned restructuring has centered on product line rationalization. Surgalign targeted products with declining revenue and more limited growth prospects based on investments, as well as low and negative ROI profiles. The Company estimates that approximately 70% of total 2022 revenue was generated from roughly 30% of its product brands and believes that operating costs to support its other approximately 70% of its brands was too costly. Therefore, in January 2023, the Company began the process of removing those products from its portfolio.
In anticipation of its product rationalization and the resulting downsizing of its offering, Surgalign announced in November 2022, plans to reduce its workforce. Notifications were provided and the Company executed on its plan, resulting in a reduction in force of approximately 20%. The combination of these efforts should enable the Company to significantly reduce its cash burn on a go-forward basis. Additionally, as part of its rationalization initiatives, the Company expects to incur an inventory write-down of approximately $12.5 - $15.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2022. By simplifying its offering, the Company anticipates it will be in a stronger position to service its customers, invest in its offering and execute its Digital Health strategy in the coming year.
Terry Rich, President and CEO of Surgalign commented, “We continue to successfully execute our restructuring initiatives and remain on track to achieve our target savings in 2023. We continue to work closely with our customers and partners to ensure we are in position to honor commitments and support them throughout. We expect to complete the product rationalization process by the end of the first half of 2023, resulting in a smaller offering, but one that focuses on growth-oriented product lines that remain in higher demand. We continue to look at all aspects of our business to streamline resources and improve our ability to invest in our Digital Health strategy and improve customer satisfaction.”
Terry Rich continued, “Product rationalization is something we wanted to do for years but were unable to due to the contractual obligations that were previously in place. Following our revised agreement with our OEM partner, Resolve, in August 2022, we were in position to carry through on our plans and believe the products we have now, coupled with our HOLO Portal and HOLO AI platform, provide us with the greatest opportunities for growth, while significantly reducing our investment needs.”
Furthermore, in an effort to extend its cash runway, Surgalign previously announced that it would explore all strategic avenues, including the potential divestiture of its assets, should opportunities arise. As announced on March 1, 2023, the Company closed on the sale of its Coflex and CoFix brands to Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. for a total purchase price of $17.0 million. There has and continues to be interest in many of its other brands and the Company intends to continue to explore all strategic paths to unlock and enhance shareholder value.
Terry Rich added, “While Coflex and CoFix were part of the Company’s future plans, the product lines had been on the decline for the past several years and required additional investments to drive innovation that we just couldn’t support in order to maximize the potential of a novel product line. As announced, with these products now under Xtant Medical, we believe they have a home with a partner committed to investing in them and driving value for the customers they serve.”
Surgalign intends to report its 2022 fourth quarter and full year results for the period ending December 31, 2022 later this month and a notice will be sent shortly confirming the date and time, along with conference call and webcast information. The Company estimates it will report full year 2022 revenue of approximately $82.0 million and end the year with approximately $16.3 million in cash.
About Surgalign Holdings, Inc.
Surgalign Holdings, Inc. is a global medical technology company committed to the promise of digital health to drive transformation across the surgical landscape. Uniquely aligned and resourced to advance the standard of care, the company is building technologies physicians and other health providers will look to for what is truly possible for their patients. Surgalign is focused on developing solutions that predictably deliver superior clinical and economic outcomes. Surgalign markets products throughout the United States and in approximately 50 countries worldwide through an expanding network of top independent distributors. Surgalign is headquartered in Deerfield, IL, with commercial, innovation and design centers in San Diego, CA, Warsaw and Poznan, Poland, and Wurmlingen, Germany. Learn more at www.surgalign.com and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
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