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NuVasive is a world leader in minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated spine solutions. From complex spinal deformity to degenerative spinal conditions, NuVasive is transforming spine surgery with innovative technologies designed to deliver reproducible and clinically proven surgical outcomes.

Press Release

NuVasive Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/13 -- NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA)

  • Second quarter 2013 revenue of $165.7 million; up 7.3% from second quarter 2012
  • Non-GAAP operating margin of 14.0%
  • GAAP net loss of $6.5 million, or $0.15 per share
  • Non-GAAP earnings of $9.4 million, or $0.20 per share
  • Reiterates 2013 guidance for revenue, non-GAAP operating margin, and non-GAAP earnings per share

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

NuVasive reported second quarter 2013 revenue of $165.7 million, a 7.3% increase over the $154.4 million for the second quarter 2012.

Gross profit for the second quarter 2013 was $117.0 million and gross margin was 70.6%. Second quarter 2013 gross margin results reflect the impact of a one-time $7.9 million charge related to royalty accruals in connection with Phase I of the Company's patent litigation with Medtronic. Excluding the charge, gross profit for the second quarter 2013 was $124.9 million and gross margin was 75.4%, compared to a gross profit of $117.9 million and a gross margin of 76.4% for the second quarter 2012.

Total operating expenses for the second quarter 2013 were $116.9 million compared to $104.9 million for the second quarter 2012. The higher operating expenses in the second quarter 2013 resulted primarily from additional costs associated with higher revenue and international infrastructure expansion.

On a GAAP basis, the Company reported a net loss of $6.5 million, or $0.15 per share, for the second quarter 2013.

On a Non-GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $9.4 million, or $0.20 per share, for the second quarter 2013. The Non-GAAP earnings per share calculations for the second quarter exclude: (i) non-cash stock-based compensation of $8.8 million; (ii) certain intellectual property litigation expenses of $1.5 million; (iii) amortization of intangible assets of $4.9 million; (iv) acquisition related items of $56 thousand; (v) non-cash interest expense on convertible notes of $3.4 million; and (vi) a one-time $7.9 million out of period royalty expense charge related to royalty accruals in connection with Phase I of the company's patent litigation with Medtronic. This ruling set the rates at which the Company is required to accrue royalties for the post-verdict period of time. The $7.9 million reflects the difference between the post-verdict royalty rates determined by the recent ruling and the rates that were being used to calculate litigation royalty expense accruals from September 2011 through March 2013.

Cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term marketable securities were $272.7 million at June 30, 2013.

Alex Lukianov, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Results in the first half of 2013 demonstrate solid execution against a multi-year plan, and give us increased confidence in our ability to execute to the full year guidance we have outlined. Importantly, we are cultivating the pillars of NuVasive's foundation to sustain earnings growth well into the future. NuVasive is changing spine surgery with a proven, share taking strategy of Superior Outcomes, Absolute Responsiveness, and Speed of Innovation. That mission will drive our evolution toward $1 billion in revenue with an improved profitability profile."

2013 Full Year Financial Guidance:

  • Revenue of approximately $655 million, unchanged from prior guidance
  • GAAP loss per share of approximately $(0.09), compared to income of $0.02 previously
  • Non-GAAP EPS of approximately $1.00, unchanged from prior guidance
  • Non-GAAP Operating Margin of approximately 14%, unchanged from prior guidance
  • GAAP effective tax benefit rate of approximately 30%, compared to a tax expense rate of approximately 80% previously
Reconciliation of Full Year EPS Guidance
2013 Guidance
Prior 1 Revised 2
GAAP earnings (loss) per share guidance $ 0.02 $ (0.09 )
Impact of change from basic to diluted share count $ -
GAAP earnings (loss) per share, adjusted to diluted share count $ 0.02 $ (0.09 )
Non-cash stock based compensation 0.45 0.45
Certain intellectual property litigation expenses 0.06 0.06
Amortization of intangible assets 0.27 0.27
Acquisition related items 3 0.03 0.03
Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes 0.18 0.18
Out-of-period royalty expense charge - 0.10
Non-GAAP earnings per share guidance $ 1.00 $ 1.00
Weighted shares outstanding - basic 45,500 45,500
Weighted shares outstanding - diluted 46,500 46,500
1 Effective tax expense rate of ~80% applied to GAAP earnings and ~40% applied to Non-GAAP adjustments
2 Effective tax benefit rate of ~30% applied to GAAP earnings and ~40% applied to Non-GAAP adjustments
3 Acquisition related items include expenses associated with prior M&A activity and as incurred
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Operating Margin %
2012 2013 Guidance
Actuals Prior Revised
Non-GAAP Gross Margin % [A] 75.3% ~74.0% ~75.0%
Out-of-period royalty expense charge - - ~(1.2%)
GAAP Gross Margin 75.3% ~74.0% ~73.8%
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses [B] 60.8% ~60.0% ~61.0%
Non-cash stock-based compensation 4.2% ~5.5% ~5.5%
Certain intellectual property litigation expenses 0.4% ~1.0% ~1.0%
Amortization of intangible assets 2.0% ~3.0% ~3.0%
Intangible asset and goodwill impairment charge 1.5% - -
Acquisition related items* 0.3% ~0.3% ~0.3%
GAAP Operating Expenses 69.3% ~69.8% ~70.8%
Non-GAAP Operating Margin % [A-B] 14.5% ~14.0% ~14.0%
* Acquisition related items include expenses associated with prior M&A activity and as incurred

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information

Management uses certain Non-GAAP financial measures such as Non-GAAP earnings per share, which exclude non-cash stock-based compensation, certain intellectual property litigation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, intangible asset and goodwill impairment charges, acquisition related items, non-cash interest expense on convertible notes and an out of period royalty expense charge. Management does not consider these costs in evaluating the continuing operations of the Company. Therefore, management calculates the Non-GAAP financial measures provided in this earnings release excluding these costs and uses these Non-GAAP financial measures to enable it to analyze further, and more consistently, the period-to-period financial performance of its core business operations. Management believes that providing investors with these Non-GAAP measures gives them additional important information to enable them to assess, in the same way management assesses, the Company's current and future continuing operations. These Non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP, and may be different from Non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Set forth below are reconciliations of the Non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measure.

Reconciliation of Second Quarter 2013 Results
(in thousands, except per share data) Pre-Tax Adjustments Net of Tax (Loss) Earnings Per Share
GAAP net loss $ (6,469 ) $ (0.15 )
Impact of change from basic to diluted share count 0.01
GAAP net loss, adjusted to diluted share count $ (6,469 ) $ (0.14 )
Non-cash stock-based compensation $ 8,761 5,257 0.11
Certain intellectual property litigation expenses 1,480 888 0.02
Amortization of intangible assets 4,913 2,948 0.06
Acquisition related items 56 34 0.00
Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes 3,382 2,029 0.04
Out-of-period royalty expense charge 7,901 4,741 0.10
Non-GAAP earnings $ 9,428 $ 0.20
GAAP weighted shares outstanding - basic and diluted 44,412
Non-GAAP weighted shares outstanding - diluted 46,627
Reconciliation of Year To Date 2013 Results
(in thousands, except per share data) Pre-Tax Adjustments Net of Tax (Loss) Earnings Per Share
GAAP net loss $ (5,618 ) $ (0.13 )
Impact of change from basic to diluted share count 0.01
GAAP net loss, adjusted to diluted share count $ (5,618 ) $ (0.12 )
Non-cash stock-based compensation $ 15,548 9,329 0.20
Certain intellectual property litigation expenses 2,889 1,733 0.04
Amortization of intangible assets 9,288 5,573 0.12
Acquisition related items 2,517 1,510 0.03
Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes 6,704 4,022 0.09
Out-of-period royalty expense charge 7,901 4,741 0.10
Non-GAAP earnings $ 21,290 $ 0.46
GAAP weighted shares outstanding - basic and diluted 44,220
Non-GAAP weighted shares outstanding - diluted 45,973

Conference Call

NuVasive will hold a conference call today at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT to discuss the results. The dial-in numbers are 1-877-407-9039 for domestic callers and 1-201-689-8470 for international callers. A live webcast of the conference call will be available online from the investor relations page of the Company's corporate website at www.nuvasive.com.

After the live webcast, the call will remain available on NuVasive's website, www.nuvasive.com through August 29, 2013. In addition, a telephone replay of the call will be available until August 13, 2013. The replay dial-in numbers are 1-877-870-5176 for domestic callers and 1-858-384-5517 for international callers. Please use pin number: 417030.

About NuVasive

NuVasive is an innovative global medical device company that is changing spine surgery with minimally disruptive surgical products and procedurally integrated solutions for the spine. The Company is the 4th largest player in the $8.2 billion global spine market.

NuVasive offers a comprehensive spine portfolio of over 80 unique products developed to improve spine surgery and patient outcomes. The Company's principal procedural solution is its Maximum Access Surgery, or MAS® platform for lateral spine fusion. MAS provides safe, reproducible, and clinically proven outcomes, and is a highly differentiated solution with fully integrated neuromonitoring, customizable exposure, and a broad offering of application-specific implants and fixation devices designed to address a variety of pathologies.

Having pioneered the lateral approach to spine fusion, NuVasive continues to be at the forefront of the spine industry's shift toward less invasive solutions. The Company places a large focus on clinical research and support of the Society of Lateral Access Surgery, or SOLAS®, to expand the body of clinical evidence in support of NuVasive's minimally disruptive solutions and to drive adoption of its techniques. The Company's dedication to innovation continues to spawn game changing technology such as the PCM® motion preserving disc for the cervical spine, XLIF® Corpectomy for tumor and trauma, and Armada®, which treats adult degenerative scoliosis in a less invasive fashion. The Company has also developed procedural solutions that completely redefine and improve upon traditional procedures like TLIF, PLIF, Posterior Fixation, and ALIF. NuVasive's solutions are increasingly being adopted internationally, as the Company lays the groundwork to continue growing as a global business and to offer industry-leading, Absolutely Responsive customer service to surgeons world-wide. NuVasive is focused on becoming a $1 Billion Start-Up; taking market share by maintaining a commitment to Superior Clinical Outcomes, Speed of Innovation®, and Absolute Responsiveness®.

NuVasive cautions you that statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which, if they do not materialize or prove correct, could cause NuVasive's results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: the risk that NuVasive's revenue or earnings projections may turn out to be inaccurate because of the preliminary nature of the forecasts; the risk of further adjustment to financial results or future financial expectations; unanticipated difficulty in selling products, generating revenue or producing expected profitability; and other risks and uncertainties more fully described in NuVasive's press releases and periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NuVasive's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are available at www.sec.gov. NuVasive assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which it was made.

NuVasive, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Revenue $ 165,698 $ 154,419 $ 325,202 $ 306,110
Cost of goods sold (excluding amortization of purchased technology) 48,744 36,534 87,840 73,467
Gross profit 116,954 117,885 237,362 232,643
Operating expenses:
Sales, marketing and administrative 104,272 92,615 204,158 187,293
Research and development 7,712 9,335 17,407 19,323
Amortization of intangible assets 4,913 2,903 9,288 5,749
Total operating expenses 116,897 104,853 230,853 212,365
Interest and other expense, net:
Interest income 231 204 403 412
Interest expense (6,652 ) (6,972 ) (13,685 ) (13,797 )
Other expense, net (440 ) (551 ) (199 ) (114 )
Total interest and other expense, net (6,861 ) (7,319 ) (13,481 ) (13,499 )
(Loss) income before income taxes (6,804 ) 5,713 (6,972 ) 6,779
Income tax (benefit) expense (76 ) 3,103 (840 ) 3,700
Consolidated net (loss) income $ (6,728 ) $ 2,610 $ (6,132 ) $ 3,079
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests $ (259 ) $ (253 ) $ (514 ) $ (457 )
Net (loss) income attributable to NuVasive, Inc. $ (6,469 ) $ 2,863 $ (5,618 ) $ 3,536
Net (loss) income per share attributable to NuVasive, Inc.:
Basic $ (0.15 ) $ 0.07 $ (0.13 ) $ 0.08
Diluted $ (0.15 ) $ 0.06 $ (0.13 ) $ 0.08
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 44,412 43,347 44,220 43,095
Diluted 44,412 44,318 44,220 43,857
Stock-based compensation is included in expenses in the following categories:
Sales, marketing and administrative $ 8,278 $ 7,737 $ 14,703 $ 13,879
Research and development 449 592 791 1,057
Cost of goods sold 34 16 54 30
$ 8,761 $ 8,345 $ 15,548 $ 14,966
NuVasive, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
June 30, 2013 December 31, 2012
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 58,880 $ 123,299
Short-term marketable securities 113,779 138,405
Accounts receivable, net 96,314 88,958
Inventory 137,394 126,335
Deferred tax assets, current 31,136 28,236
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 9,016 8,516
Total current assets 446,519 513,749
Property and equipment, net 130,591 125,123
Long-term marketable securities 100,072 84,412
Intangible assets, net 97,183 101,362
Goodwill 154,846 154,106
Deferred tax assets 37,677 40,575
Restricted cash and investments 119,048 118,995
Other assets 22,248 25,463
Total assets $ 1,108,184 $ 1,163,785
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 78,298 $ 62,048
Accrued payroll and related expenses 21,936 27,916
Senior Convertible Notes, current - 74,311
Total current liabilities 100,234 164,275
Senior Convertible Notes 339,108 332,404
Deferred tax liabilities 3,125 3,129
Litigation liability 93,700 101,200
Other long-term liabilities 14,838 15,199
Commitments and contingencies
Noncontrolling interests - 10,003
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock - -
Common stock 45 44
Additional paid-in capital 734,796 714,865
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (3,413 ) 786
Accumulated deficit (183,738 ) (178,120 )
Total NuVasive, Inc. stockholders' equity 547,690 537,575
Noncontrolling interests 9,489 -
Total equity 557,179 537,575
Total liabilities and equity $ 1,108,184 $ 1,163,785
NuVasive, Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Six Months Ended June 30,
2013 2012
Operating activities:
Consolidated net (loss) income $ (6,132 ) $ 3,079
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 30,341 25,313
Amortization of debt discount 6,704 6,233
Amortization of debt issuance costs 865 912
Stock-based compensation 15,548 14,966
Allowance for doubtful accounts and sales return reserve 379 1,622
Allowance for excess and obsolete inventory, net of write-offs 1,404 1,275
Other non-cash adjustments 4,175 3,541
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:
Accounts receivable (8,443 ) 671
Inventory (13,680 ) (10,967 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (1,722 ) 12,185
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 8,830 8,902
Accrued payroll and related expenses (5,885 ) (1,973 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 32,384 65,759
Investing activities:
Cash paid for business and asset acquisitions (7,719 ) (7,917 )
Purchases of property and equipment (26,209 ) (23,930 )
Purchases of marketable securities (136,988 ) (110,915 )
Sales of marketable securities 145,014 144,427
Purchases of restricted investments - (113,126 )
Net cash used in investing activities (25,902 ) (111,461 )
Financing activities:
Principal payment of 2013 Senior Convertible Notes (74,311 ) -
Tax benefits related to stock-based compensation awards 1,261 -
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock 3,123 3,094
Other assets 26 242
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (69,901 ) 3,336
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (1,000 ) 30
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (64,419 ) (42,336 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 123,299 163,492
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 58,880 $ 121,156

Investor Contact:
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858-320-5215
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