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BBS-Bioactive Bone Substitutes Oyj
Interim information

BBS-Bioactive Bone Substitutes Plc Interim Report 1.1.-30.6.2020

BBS-Bioactive Bone Substitutes Plc (BBS) Interim Report 1.1.-30.6.2020 (unaudited)

January-June shortly (comparison season 1-6/2019)

  • The Company published the results of its first clinical investigation in February 2020. The study was performed in connection with fusions of ankle and subtalar joints. According to the results, ARTEBONE® product tested to be safe and functional can replace similar autograft treatment in the future.
  • The company will continue to update its quality system in accordance with the requirements of new Medical Device Regulation (MDR 2017/745). The date of entry into force of the changes to the regulation has been postponed one year until 5/2021 by the decision of European Commission.
  • The contract of handling of the company’s first product CE marking application was requested from Notified Body (BSI) in good time in December 2019. The goal was to get it processed in March 2020. However, BSI replied that it will not be able to process new applications until June due to pressures of the changes of MDR. The company did not receive the draft of contract until in July in this year.
  • The preliminary results of animal study commissioned by the company have been received in June and July. A review of the results revealed that they support the objectives that the company has set for the study. The final report will be expected in September according to the original plan.
  • The right issue and the directed issue raised a total of approximately EUR 5,74 million new gross capital, of which approximately EUR 5,05 million remained after the expenses related to the share issues. A short term loanof EUR 200.000 was converted into issues, so the net cash flow was EUR 4,85 million.
  • The company’s investment and working capital loans have been restructured
  • Ernst & Young Oy was elected as a company’s auditor, KHT Jari Karppinen as the principal auditor and KHT Milla Karjalainen as the deputy auditor
  • The company had no net sales during the period under review
  • The cash flow from operations was EUR 0,750 (0,786) million
  • BBS’s cash assets on 30th June 2020 was EUR 5,019 (0,878) million

Key financial figures

1000 euros1-6/20201-6/20191-12/2019
Other operating income18292 262
Personnel expenses334350670
Depreciation and impairments100112229
Other operating expenses897340757
Operating profit (Loss) of the period-1 376-809-447
Cash flow from business operations-950-786-1 701
Equity ratio %50.334,639,6
Earnings per share €-0,27-0,16-0,076
The number of the shares at the end of the period6 571 5255 090 5205 204 820
The average number of the shares during the period5 220 0065 090 5205 148 453

1000 euros30.6.202030.6.201931.12.2019
Cash and securities5 0198781 685
Equity7 3993 5584 417
Equity and liability total14 30110 29811 156

The equity ratio = equity/equity and liabilities total
Earnings per share = earnings for the period/the average number of the shares during the period

Guidance for 2020
For the year 2019, substantial net sales are not expected to be generated. CE marking will not to be obtained during 2019.

Outlook for 2021
The company will complete the processing of the CE-marking application with the Notified Body at the beginning of the year. The company’s production processe are being prepared to start the actual production. Preparations for the marketing and sales have already begun in 2020, and preparations for the launch will continue from the beginning of the year. The launch expected to begin between April and June 2021. From the end of the year 2021, the development of turnover is expected to start even more slowly, as is typical for the industry.

Ilkka Kangasniemi, CEO

the first half of 2020 was significantly more positive for the company than the previous year. The positive result of the clinical trial published by the company in the early part of the year, contributed to the succesfull share issue in June 2020. As a result of the issues, the company raised a total of EUR 5,74 million gross in in Finnish and Swedish First North Growth Market lists. The issue was marked about one and half times over. We are pleased to say that the company has been able to operate for about two years at turning point in the company’s future. we expect the company to receive a marketing authorization for its first Artebone® product during spring 2021.

In spring 2020 we still had to experience the effects of the problem that arose on the part of the authorities in our operations. Due to new medical Device Regulation (MDR 2017/745), the Notified Body (BSI) with which we have previously worked and from which we requested a new contract for the processing of the application was unable to receive the application here for half a year, because the regulation caused a large change of appeal is if congested by their organization. By EU-commission decision, the date of entry inti force of the amendments to the regulation has been postponed 50 May 2021. Then the congested work queu of the Notified Body was released and in Juny 2020 we received a contract from BSI for approval. So, we finally got the CE-marking process to start one.

Preliminary results from an animal test carried out at yhe request of authority were obtained in June 2020. The results were as expected. The timetable for obtaining the final results is expected to be confirmed by the supplier.

Marketing and sales construction activities will begin when the authority receives the first positive interim information on the questions and comments raised by the processing of yhe application. We will then implement in  the end of 2020 sales recryiment and measures. Due to the long-term nature of marketing, it is necessary to start these measures months before the actual launch.

FINANCIAL REVIEW 1th January – 30th June, 2020


BBS owns 100% of the subsidiary Bio Bones Oy, which owns the real estate for production in Reisjärvi. Bio Bones has no other business.

Operating income and development costs

BBS did not have any significant net sales during the review period and the corresponding period of the previous year.

Financing and investments

The company’s cash assets at 30th June 2020 were EUR 5,019 (0,878) million. The company estimates that the current funding will be adequate approximately two year after the date of this release. The company’s management may decide on the adequacy of money.

The group’s cash flow from operating activities during the review period was EUR -0,950 (-0,786)

Acquisitions and directed share issues

No acquisitions were made during the review period.

In June 2021, a rights issue was arranged in Finland and Sweden. The offer comprised up to 1.301.205 new shares, representing approximately 25% of the company’s existing shares, for subscription by investors. 1.059.634 shares were subscribed for eith the rights issue and the remaining 241.571 shares were issued for allocation in accordance with the terms of the share issue. The company organized a rights issue in June 2.-18. 2021. The rights issue raised EUR 5,47 million worth in gross assets. Following the rights issue, it became apparent that the subscription and payment of 65.500 shares bu an existing shareholder who had given acommitment, has not been registered by the Board of Directors on 24th June 2020 allocation. On June 26, 2020, the Board of Directors decided to direct the issue of 65.500 share to this investor at the same subscription price as in the subsrcription rights issue was. EUR 0,27 million was collected by the directes share issue. EUR 5,74 million gross was received from issues. A short-term loan of EUR 0,200 million was converted into shares in connection with the right issue. After the shares issue ffees, loan conversion and the share issu costs, approximately EUR 4,85 million remained in cash.

After the subscription on June 29,2020, of the rights issue and directed issue, the total number of the company’s share is 6.571.525.

Balance sheet

The consolidated balance sheet total on 30th June 2020 was EUR 14,30 (10,30) million. On the 30th June 2020 the company had a short-term debts EUR 1,34 (1,37) million, long-term loans to financial institutions EUR 5,76 (5,37) million, capital loans of EUR 0,18 (0,18) million. Financial income and expenses amounted to EUR -0,04 (-0,05) million.

The company’s investment and working capital loans amounts of EUR 78.520, EUR 1.844.212, EUR 2.732.000, ja EUR 578.680 was restructured in March 2020. Repayments of restructured loans will begin on June 30, 2020 and end on June 30, 2028.. The arrangement will significantly reduce the debt service burden.

During the review period no capitalized and product investments have been made in balance sheet.


Equity on 30th June 2020 was EUR 7,20 (3,56) million. In the financial statement at December 2019, the shareholders equity was EUR 3,08 million.

Staff and administration

The number of employees was 12 at the end of review period on 30th June 2019. Members of the board were Jarmo Halonen (chairman), Ilkka Kangasniemi, Auvo Kaikkonen, Tomi Numminen, Pekka Jalovaara and Hannu Säynäjäkangas. Ilkka Kangasniemi is acting as the CEO.

The annual general meeting 2020

The annual general meeting (AGM) of BBS was held in Oulu on 17th August 2020.

The AGM approved the financial statements for 2019 and discharged the members of the board of directors and the CEO from liability. The AGM decided, in accordance with the proposal of the board of directors, that no dividend be paid for the financial year 2019 and that the loss for the financial year is recorded in the profit/loss account.

The AGM approved the remuneration of board members for EUR 500 and for the chairman EUR 750 per meeting.

The AGM decided that a reasonable fee would be paid to the auditor in accordance with the invoice approved by the company. Auditing society Ernst&Young Oy was elected as the auditor of BBS, with KHT Juhani Rönkkö as the principal auditor and KHT Milla Karjalainen as a deputy auditor.

Share-based incentive plan

The company has a valid stock option program for 2012 approved by the AGM in 18th July 2012. The board of directors has decided on options for the 2th January 2013 as authorized by the AGM. Options have been issued to key personnel and by each option can subscribe for one share at the price of one euro until 31th December 2019. The board of directors, on 9th January 2018, continued the subscribe period until 31th December 2023. Stock options may be issued up to 170 000 new shares and this has no perceptible impact on the earnings per share.

Risks and uncertainties

The rights issue and directed issue carried out during the review period have significally reduced the financing risk in the near future. Investment and working capital loans restructuring in March 2020 have also lowered the financial risk. The CE-marking process schedule has been refine. In the opinion of the management, there have been no significant changes in the risks and uncertainties related to the company’s business in the first half 0f 2020.

There are significant risks and uncertainties associated with product development and commercialization that are beyond the control of the company, such as regulatory actions, regulatory changes and market willingness to receive a new product. Capitalization and capitalization of confirmed losses is not certain.

Shares and shareholders

The BBS’s market capitalization at the end of the review period of outside the company 30th June 2020 was EUR 30,2 million. The closing price of the share on 30th June 2020 was EUR 4,60. The highest price for the review period was EUR 9,68 and the lowest was EUR 4,00.

BBS had 2341 (1025, 28th June 2019) registered shareholders and 6 572 525 (5 090 520), according to a register of shareholders dated 30th June 2020.

The BBS’s board of directors and the CEO held 30th June 2020 total of 576 219 (543 650) shares including shares held through controlled companies, i.e. 8,8% of the company’s shares. Information about the company’s insider trading in the company’s shares is published on the company’s website.

Event after the review period

In order to enable the participants in the right issue to participate equally in the Annual General Meeting, scheduled for June 28,2020, the AGM was postponed to August 17, 2020. The decisions of the AGM have been announced separately after the review period.

After the review period, a contract was received from Notified Body in July 2020 to start the process of CE-marking of the Artebone product. BBS accepted the agreement and has begun preparations with BSI to launch the process.

Half-year accounting principles

The half-yearly review has been prepared in accordance with the Finnish Accounting Act and rules of the First North marketplace. Figures for the half-yearly review are unaudited.

Financial information 2020

The financial statement bulletin for January-December 2020 will be published on 20th March 2021. Interim Report H1/2021 will be released in August 31th 2020.


Financial Statement 30th June 2020
Cash Flow Statement 30th June 2020
Statement of changes in equity

Distribution: NASDAQ and key media

BBS-Bioactive Bone Substitutes1.1.-30.6. 20201.1.-30.6. 20191.1.-31.12. 2019
  Other operating income 18 409,6929 050,6052 775,85
 Material and services   
  Raw material and consumables    
   Purchase during the period 0,00-6 996,90-11 047,22
   External services -63 339,24-29 399,36-94 641,70
   Raw materials and services total -63 339,24-36 396,26-105 688,92
 Personnel expenses   
  Wages and salaries -291 255,92-301 676,59-568 867,89
   Social security expenses    
   Pension expenses -38 131,40-41 883,80-83 042,60
   Other personnel expenses -4 930,02-6 159,02-13 101,44
 Personnel expenses total -334 317,34-349 719,41-665 011,93
 Depreciation and amortization    
  Depreciation according to plan-99 847,65-112 388,67-225 417,46
   Impairment of non-current assets 0,000,000,00
  Depreciation and amortization total -99 847,65-112 388,67-225 417,46
 Other operating expenses -896 677,57-339 542,53-592 597,71
  OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) -1 375 772,11-808 996,27-1 535 940,17
 Financial income and expenses    
  Other interest income and other financing income   
   From others 1,120,180,27
   Other interest and financial expenses    
   To others-43 938,32-50 050,03-102 210,21
 Financial income and expenses total -43 937,20-50 049,85-102 209,94
 PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE APPROPRIATIONS AND TAX-1 419 709,31-859 046,12-1 638 150,11
 PROFIT (LOSS) OF THE FINANCIAL PERIOD-1 419 709,31-859 046,12-1 638 150,11

BBS-Bioactive Bone Substitutes30.6.202030.6.201931.12.2019
 Intangible assets    
  Development expenditure 7 532 827,557 532 827,557 532 827,55
   Other Intangible assets 333 593,66396 271,93359 254,72
  Intangible assets total 7 866 421,217 929 099,487 892 082,27
  Tangible assets    
  Land and water areas83 719,0083 719,0083 719,00
   Buildings and structures497 476,07534 920,50515 519,24
   Machinery and equipment 653 431,00739 027,62684 977,83
  Tangible assets total 1 234 626,071 357 667,121 284 216,07
  NON-CURRENT ASSETS TOTAL 9 101 047,289 286 766,609 176 298,34
  Short term   
    Other debtors 180 965,20131 721,88140 881,37
   Prepayments and accrued income 0,001 693,150,00
   Short term debtors total 180 965,20133 415,03140 881,37
  Debtors total 180 965,20133 415,03140 881,37
 Cash and equivalents 5 019 391,16877 563,84515 633,39
 CURRENT ASSETS TOTAL 5 200 356,361 010 978,87656 514,76
 ASSETS TOTAL 14 301 403,6410 297 745,479 832 813,10

BBS-Bioactive Bone Substitutes30.6.202030.6.201931.12.2019
   Share capital80 000,0080 000,0080 000,00
  Share capital total80 000,0080 000,0080 000,00
   Share premium account 1 394 957,011 394 957,011 394 957,01
   Other reserves    
    Invested unrestricted equity fund 17 377 537,9311 337 847,2611 638 453,75
   Other reserves total 17 377 537,9311 337 847,2611 638 453,75
  Retained earnings (loss) -10 034 213,06-8 396 062,95-8 396 062,95
   Profit (loss) of the period-1 419 709,31-859 046,12-1 638 150,11
 CAPITAL AND RESERVES TOTAL 7 398 572,573 557 695,203 079 197,70
 Long term   
  Capital Loans175 825,46175 825,46175 825,46
   Loans from credit institutions 5 585 314,005 191 297,005 191 297,00
   Long term loans total 5 761 139,465 367 122,465 367 122,46
 Short term    
   Loans from credit institutions 306 728,00963 793,00961 473,00
  Trade creditors 99 483,1923 123,4131 879,90
  Accrual income365 702,9211 959,1627 293,22
  Referred income 369 777,50374 052,24365 846,82
  Short term creditors total 1 141 691,611 372 927,811 386 492,94
  CREDITORS TOTAL 6 902 831,076 740 050,276 753 615,40
  EQUITY AND LIABILITIES TOTAL 14 301 403,6410 297 745,479 832 813,10

[thousand euro]1-6/20201-6/20192019
 Cash flow from business operations   
  Profit (loss) before extraordinary items -1420,00-859-1638
 Scheduled depreciation and amortization  100112225
  Financial income and expenses 4450102
 Other adjustments: 000
  Other adjustments: Write-downs 000
 Cash flow before changes in working capital -1276-697-1311
 Change in working capital     
 Changes in short-term non-interest-bearing receivables Increase(-)/Decrease(+)  -40-40-47
 Changes in inventory Increase(-)/Decrease(+)  000
 Changes in short-term non-interest-bearing loans Increase(+)/Decrease(-) 4352518
 Cash flow from business operations before   financial items and taxes -881-712-1340
 Interest paid and other financial expenses from business operations  6974104
  Interest received and other financial income from business operations  000
 Cash flow before extraordinary items  -950-786-1444
 Cash flow from business operations (A)   -950-786-1444
 Cash flow from investments     
  Investments in tangible and intangible goods  -25-21-24
 Investments in shares in subsidiaries 000
 Loans granted 000
  Cash flow from investments (B)   -25-21-24
 Cash flow from financing     
 Rights issue  57390301
  Raised long-term loans 000
 Pitkäaikaisten lainojen takaisinmaksut 26102
  Repayment of long-term loans  000
 Repayment of short-term loans  000
  Cash flow from financing (C)   54780299
 Changes in funds (A+B+C) Increase (+)/Decrease (-)   4503-807-1169
 Funds at the beginning of the financial period  51616851685
 Funds at the end of the financial period  5019878516

Equity development

 Share capitalShare premium accountInvested unrestricted equity fundAccu-mulated profitsEquity Total
Equity 31.12.201980139511638-100343079
Profit/loss in period   -1419 
Paid share issue  5739  
Equity 30.6.202080139517377-114537399
Equity 31.12.2018801 39511 338-8 3964 417
Profit/loss in period   -859 
Paid share issue     
Equity 30.6.2019801 39511 338-9 2553 558
Equity 31.12.2018801 39511 338-8 3964 417
Profit/loss   -1 638 
Paid share issue  300  
Equity 31.12.2019801 39511 638-10 0343 079