ElectroCore reports Q1 EPS (47c), consensus (54c)
Reports Q1 revenue $410K, consensus $670K. "Our first quarter 2019 operating results are only beginning to reflect the positive steps that we took during the second half of last year," said Frank Amato, chief executive officer of electroCore. "Notably, our first quarter results do not fully reflect the positive impact of new payers that were implemented during the quarter, including CVS Caremark, Highmark, and the Veteran's Administration or Partners for Coverage, our expanded free goods program. We are establishing a new approach to headache therapy and recognize that our growth will be gated by the realities of carving a new market position in a lucrative but crowded therapeutic segment. gammaCore Sapphire has a unique position as the only non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation device approved by FDA to treat both migraine and cluster headache, and the only therapy of any type approved for the prevention of cluster headache. We are working with payers to help them decide how to pay for a product that can be reimbursed through multiple pathways. We are pleased by our accomplishments to date and believe our market penetration will increase as the awareness of our therapy expands and when we add further payer coverage."