Washington, DC 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 14, 2021


TELA Bio, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   3841   45-5320061

(State or other jurisdiction of 

incorporation or organization)


(Primary Standard Industrial 

Classification Code Number)


(I.R.S. Employer 

Identification No.)


1 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 24, Malvern,

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (484) 320-2930


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class   Trading Symbol   Name of Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   TELA   Nasdaq Global Market


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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On January 14, 2021, TELA Bio, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its preliminary unaudited revenue for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2020, and cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2020. A copy of this press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.


The information furnished pursuant to Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


The following exhibit is being furnished herewith:





99.1   Press Release of TELA Bio, Inc.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  By: /s/ Antony Koblish
  Name: Antony Koblish
  Title: President, Chief Executive Officer and Director


Date: January 14, 2021





Exhibit 99.1



TELA Bio Reports Preliminary Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020


MALVERN, Pa., January 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TELA Bio, Inc. ("TELA") (Nasdaq: TELA), a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on designing, developing and marketing a new category of tissue reinforcement materials to address unmet needs in soft tissue reconstruction, today reported preliminary unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.


Preliminary Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results:


  ·  Fourth quarter revenue is expected to be $5.5-5.7 million, representing 13-17% growth compared to revenue of $4.9 million in Q4 2019.
  ·  Full year 2020 revenue is expected to be $18.0-18.2 million, representing 17-18% growth compared to revenue of $15.4 million in 2019.
  ·  Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2020 is expected to be $74.4 million.


"Our revenue in the fourth quarter continued to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as we experienced slowdowns in procedural volumes in many geographies,” said Antony Koblish, President and CEO of TELA Bio. "While we expect the headwinds from COVID-19 to continue through at least the first half of 2021, we made significant progress in 2020 in strengthening our commercial business to position ourselves well for growth when these headwinds subside. We increased our number of active hospital accounts, gained traction executing against our existing GPO contracts, expanded our commercial footprint, and diversified our procedures by launching additional products in robotic hernia repair and plastic and reconstructive surgery. We enter 2021 committed to our mission of improving patient care and outcomes.”


The preliminary financial information presented in this press release is based on TELA Bio's current expectations and may be adjusted as a result of, among other things, the completion of customary annual audit procedures. TELA Bio will report fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results in March 2021. The company’s actual results may differ from these preliminary results and such differences may be material.


About TELA Bio, Inc.


TELA Bio, Inc. is a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on designing, developing and marketing a new category of tissue reinforcement materials to address unmet needs in soft tissue reconstruction. TELA's products are designed to improve on shortcomings of existing biologics and minimize long-term exposure to permanent synthetic material. TELA's portfolio is supported by quality, data-driven science and extensive pre-clinical research that has consistently demonstrated advantages over other commercially available products.





Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements


This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "predict," "forecast," "project," "plan," "intend" or similar expressions, or statements regarding intent, belief, or current expectations are forward-looking statements and reflect the current beliefs of TELA's management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results and events to differ materially and adversely from those indicated by such forward-looking statements including, among others: changes resulting from our finalization of our financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020, information or new changes in facts or circumstances that may occur prior to the filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 that are required to be included in such annual report, the impact to our business of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to any impact on our ability to market our products, demand for our products due to deferral of procedures using our products or disruption in our supply chain, our ability to achieve or sustain profitability, our ability to gain market acceptance for our products and to accurately forecast and meet customer demand, our ability to compete successfully, our ability to enhance our product offerings, development and manufacturing problems, capacity constraints or delays in production of our products, maintenance of coverage and adequate reimbursement for procedures using our products, product defects or failures. These and other risks and uncertainties are described more fully in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov, including in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Any forward-looking statements that we make in this announcement speak only as of the date of this press release, and TELA assumes no obligation to updates to our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this press release, except as required under applicable law.


TELA Bio Contact

Stuart Henderson

Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
TELA Bio, Inc.

Investor Contact

Greg Chodaczek