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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.

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NuVasive Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SAN DIEGO, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA), a leading medical device company focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions, announced today financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. 

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights
  • Revenue increased 10.3% to $260.6 million, or 10.7% on a constant currency basis;
  • GAAP operating profit margin of 11.4%; Non-GAAP operating profit margin up 40 basis points from prior year to 16.3%;
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.22; Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share up 15.0% from prior year to $0.46; and
  • Company reiterates revenue, non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share guidance for 2017.

"NuVasive delivered better than expected operating profitability and earnings per share results in the second quarter 2017, along with continued strength across our International business, growing at more than 20% for the third quarter in a row," said Gregory T. Lucier, chairman and chief executive officer of NuVasive. "In addition, several of our industry-disrupting technologies completed alpha and beta testing this quarter and will commercially launch over the next few months, giving surgeons and patients access to some of the most innovative technologies to address spine and trauma conditions, as well as radiation reduction in the operating room."

A full reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures can be found in the tables of this news release.

Second Quarter 2017 Results

NuVasive reported second quarter 2017 total revenue of $260.6 million, a 10.3% increase compared to $236.2 million for the second quarter 2016. On a constant currency basis, second quarter 2017 total revenue increased 10.7% compared to the same period last year. 

For the second quarter 2017, both GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit was $194.2 million, while both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 74.5%. These results compared to GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit of $176.5 million and $183.8 million, respectively, and GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin of 74.7% and 77.8% respectively, for the second quarter 2016. Total GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses were $164.4 million and $151.7 million, respectively, for the second quarter 2017. These results compared to GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses of $116.4 million and $146.4 million, respectively, for the second quarter 2016.

NuVasive reported a GAAP net income of $12.7 million, or $0.22 per share, for the second quarter 2017 compared to $30.2 million, or $0.57 per share, for the second quarter 2016.

On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $24.1 million, or $0.46 per share for the second quarter 2017 compared to $20.6 million, or $0.40 per share, for the second quarter 2016. 

Cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term marketable securities were approximately $130.9 million at June 30, 2017.

Annual Guidance for 2017

The Company reiterated full year 2017 financial guidance in line with prior expectations, with the exception of the impact of updated foreign exchange rates.









2017 Guidance 1



(in Million's; except %'s and EPS)

 GAAP 


 Non-GAAP 



Revenue

$  1,065


$          1,065



  % Growth - Reported

10.7%


10.7%



% Growth - Constant Currency 2



11.1%



Operating margin

12.4%


17.1%



Earnings per share

$    1.13


$            2.00



EBITDA

23.6%


26.7%



Tax Rate

~33%


~35%








    1

Current guidance reflects guidance provided July 27, 2017.

    2

Constant currency is a measure that adjusts US GAAP revenue for
the impact of currency over the same period in the prior year.







 

  • Revenue of $1.065 billion, which now includes approximately $4 million in year-over-year currency headwinds, and reflects 10.7% growth on a reported basis and 11.1% growth on a constant currency basis compared to revenue of $962.1 million for 2016;
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $2.00, an increase of 20% compared to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.66 for 2016;
  • Non-GAAP operating profit margin of 17.1%, an increase of 100 basis points compared to 16.1% for 2016; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin of 26.7%, an increase of 150 basis points compared to 25.2% for 2016.

Supplementary Financial Information

For additional financial detail, please visit the Investor Relations section at www.nuvasive.com to access Supplementary Financial Information.









Reconciliation of Full Year EPS Guidance





2017 Guidance




2016
Actuals


Prior 1, 2


Current 1, 3



GAAP net income per share

$  0.69


$  1.13


$         1.13



Impact of change to diluted share count

0.02


0.07


0.09



GAAP net income per share, adjusted to diluted Non-GAAP share count

$  0.71


$  1.20


$         1.22



Litigation liability gain

(0.83)


-


-



Business transition costs 4

0.35


0.04


0.05



Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes

0.38


0.33


0.33



Non-cash purchase accounting adjustments on acquisitions 5

0.28


-


-



Loss on repurchase of convertible notes

0.37


-


-



Amortization of intangible assets 6

0.78


0.89


0.88



Tax effect of adjustments 7

(0.38)


(0.46)


(0.48)



Non-GAAP earnings per share

$  1.66


$  2.00


$         2.00











GAAP Weighted shares outstanding - basic

50,077


50,967


50,864



GAAP Weighted shares outstanding - diluted

54,102


56,269


56,617



Non-GAAP Weighted shares outstanding - diluted

51,981


53,069


52,738










  1

Prior guidance provided April 25, 2017.  Current guidance reflects guidance provided July 27, 2017.


 2

Effective tax expense rate of ~34% applied to GAAP earnings and ~35% applied to Non-GAAP earnings.


 3

Effective tax expense rate of ~33% applied to GAAP earnings and ~35% applied to Non-GAAP earnings.


 4

Costs related to acquisition, integration and business transition activities which include severance, relocation, consulting, leasehold exit costs, third party merger and acquisitions costs and other costs directly associated with such activities.


5

Represents costs associated with non-cash purchase accounting adjustments, such as acquired inventory fair market value adjustments, which are amortized over the period in which underlying products are sold.


 6

Excludes the amortization associated with non-controlling interest.


7

The impact on results from taxes include tax effecting the adjustments above at the statutory rate as well as taking into account discrete items and including those discrete items in the annual effective tax rate calculation. The Company also includes those adjustments that would have benefited the tax rate in lieu of the above adjustments as part of the Company's tax filings. The impact of the changes to the tax rate results in an annual estimated rate of ~35% on a non-GAAP basis. 










 










Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Operating Margin %















2017 Guidance



(in thousands, except %)


2016
Actuals


Prior 1


Current 1



Non-GAAP Gross Margin %[A]


76.6%


76.1%


75.6%



Non-cash purchase accounting adjustments on acquisitions 2


(1.5%)


0.0%


0.0%



GAAP Gross Margin [B]


75.0%


76.1%


75.6%












GAAP & Non-GAAP Sales, Marketing & Administrative Expense [C]


55.5%


54.0%


53.5%












Non-GAAP Research & Development Expense [D]


5.0%


5.0%


5.0%



In-process research & development


0.0%


0.0%


0.0%



GAAP Research & Development Expense [E]


5.0%


5.0%


5.0%












Litigation liability [F]


(4.5%)


0.0%


0.0%



Amortization of intangible assets [G] 3


4.4%


4.6%


4.5%



Business transition costs [H] 4


1.9%


0.2%


0.2%












Non-GAAP Operating Margin % [A - C - D]


16.1%


17.1%


17.1%












GAAP Operating Margin % [B - C - E - F - G - H]


12.8%


12.3%


12.4%











               1

Prior guidance provided April 25, 2017.  Current guidance reflects guidance provided July 27, 2017.


          2

Represents costs associated with non-cash purchase accounting adjustments, such as acquired inventory fair market value adjustments, which are amortized over the period in which underlying products are sold.


             3

Excludes the amortization associated with non-controlling interest.


          4

Costs related to acquisition, integration and business transition activities which include severance, relocation, consulting, leasehold exit costs, third party merger and acquisitions costs and other costs directly associated with such activities.











 


Reconciliation of EBITDA %





















 2017 Guidance 



(in thousands, except %)

2016
Actuals


Prior 1


Current 1



Net Income / (Loss)

3.9%


6.0%


6.0%



Interest (income) / expense, net 2

6.1%


3.5%


3.6%



Provision for income taxes

3.0%


3.0%


2.9%



Depreciation and amortization 3

10.5%


11.1%


11.0%



EBITDA

23.5%


23.6%


23.6%



Non-cash stock based compensation

2.8%


3.0%


3.0%



Business transition costs 4

1.9%


0.2%


0.2%



Non-cash purchase accounting adjustments on acquisitions 5

1.5%


0.0%


0.0%



In-process research & development

0.0%


0.0%


0.0%



Litigation liability gain

(4.5%)


0.0%


0.0%



Adjusted EBITDA

25.2%


26.7%


26.7%










1

Prior guidance provided April 25, 2017.  Current guidance reflects guidance provided July 27, 2017.

2

Interest (income) / expense, net for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 includes loss on extinguishment of debt for $1.6 million and $19.1 million, respectively.


3

Excludes the amortization associated with non-controlling interest.


4

Costs related to acquisition, integration and business transition activities which include severance, relocation, consulting, leasehold exit costs, third party merger and acquisitions costs and other costs directly associated with such activities.


5

Represents costs associated with non-cash purchase accounting adjustments, such as acquired inventory fair market value adjustments, which are amortized over the period in which underlying products are sold.










Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information

Management uses certain non-GAAP financial measures such as non-GAAP earnings per share, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP operating expenses and non-GAAP operating profit margin, which exclude amortization of intangible assets, purchase accounting related charges, leasehold related charges, integration related expenses associated with acquired businesses, one-time restructuring and acquisition related items, CEO transition related costs, certain litigation charges, non-cash interest expense and/or losses on convertible notes, and the impact from taxes related to these items, including those taxes that would have occurred in lieu of these items. Management also uses certain non-GAAP measures which are intended to exclude the impact of foreign exchange currency fluctuations.  The measure constant currency is the use of an exchange rate that eliminates fluctuations when calculating financial performance numbers.

The Company also uses measures such as free cash flow, which represents cash flow from operations less cash used in the acquisition and disposition of capital.  Additionally, the Company uses an adjusted EBITDA measure which represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and excludes the impact of stock-based compensation, purchase accounting related changes, leasehold related charges, integration related expenses associated with acquired businesses, CEO transition related costs, certain litigation liabilities, acquisition related items and other significant one-time items. 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 further and more consistently analyze the period-to-period financial performance of its core business operations. Management believes that providing investors with these non-GAAP measures gives them additional 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 2017 Results




GAAP Net Income per Share to Non-GAAP Earnings per Share













(in thousands, except per share data)



Adjustments


Diluted Earnings Per
Share




GAAP net income



$    12,661


$                     0.22













Business transition costs 1



1,369






Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes



4,665






Amortization of intangible assets 2



11,028






Tax effect of adjustments 3



(5,661)






Adjustments to GAAP net income



11,401






Non-GAAP earnings



$    24,062


$                     0.46






















GAAP weighted shares outstanding - diluted





58,330




Non-GAAP weighted shares outstanding - diluted 4





52,743












1

Costs related to acquisition, integration and business transition activities which include severance, relocation, consulting, leasehold exit costs, third party merger and acquisitions costs and other costs directly associated with such activities.


2

Excludes the amortization associated with non-controlling interest.


3

The impact on results from taxes include tax effecting the adjustments above at the statutory rate as well as taking into account discrete items and including those discrete items in the annual effective tax rate calculation. The Company also includes those adjustments that would have benefited the tax rate in lieu of the above adjustments as part of the Company's tax filings. The impact of the changes to the tax rate results in an annual estimated rate of ~35% on a non-GAAP basis.


4

Excludes the impact of dilutive convertible notes and warrants for which the Company is economically hedged through its anti-dilutive bond hedge arrangements.











 











Reconciliation of Year To Date 2017 Results




GAAP Net Income per Share to Non-GAAP Earnings per Share













(in thousands, except per share data)



Adjustments


Diluted Earnings Per
Share




GAAP net income



$    25,429


$                     0.44













   Business transition costs 1



1,424






   Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes



9,264






   Amortization of intangible assets 2



22,766






   Tax effect of adjustments 3



(14,784)






Adjustments to GAAP net income



18,670






Non-GAAP earnings



$    44,099


$                     0.84






















GAAP weighted shares outstanding - diluted





58,059




Non-GAAP weighted shares outstanding - diluted 4





52,713












1

Costs related to acquisition, integration and business transition activities which include severance, relocation, consulting, leasehold exit costs, third party merger and acquisitions costs and other costs directly associated with such activities.


2

Excludes the amortization associated with non-controlling interest.


3

The impact on results from taxes include tax effecting the adjustments above at the statutory rate as well as taking into account discrete items and including those discrete items in the annual effective tax rate calculation. The Company also includes those adjustments that would have benefited the tax rate in lieu of the above adjustments as part of the Company's tax filings. The impact of the changes to the tax rate results in an annual estimated rate of ~35% on a non-GAAP basis.


4

Excludes the impact of dilutive convertible notes and warrants for which the Company is economically hedged through its anti-dilutive bond hedge arrangements.











 




















Reconciliation of Second Quarter and Six Months 2017 Results


GAAP net income to Adjusted EBITDA





Three months ended


Six months ended



(in thousands, except per share data)

June 30, 2017


June 30, 2017



GAAP net income

$                            12,661


$                                   25,429



Interest expense/(income), net

9,944


19,606



Provision for income taxes

7,079


8,569



Depreciation and amortization 1

28,856


58,014



EBITDA

$                            58,540


$                                 111,618



Business transition costs2

1,369


1,424



Non-cash stock based compensation

8,394


15,411



Adjusted EBITDA

$                            68,303


$                                 128,453



As a percentage of revenue

26.2%


25.2%








1

Excludes the amortization associated with non-controlling interest.


2

Costs related to acquisition, integration and business transition activities which includes severance, relocation, consulting, leasehold exit costs, third party merger and acquisitions costs and other costs directly associated with such activities.


Investor Conference Call

NuVasive will hold a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT to discuss the results of its financial performance for the second quarter 2017. 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 website at www.nuvasive.com. After the live webcast, the call will remain available on NuVasive's website through August 28, 2017. In addition, a telephone replay of the call will be available until August 3, 2017. The replay dial-in numbers are 1-844-512-2921 for domestic callers and 1-412-317-6617 for international callers. Please use pin number: 13665648.

About NuVasive

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes. The Company's portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit www.nuvasive.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

NuVasive cautions you that statements included in this news release or made on the investor conference call referenced herein 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. In addition, this news release contains selected financial results from the second quarter 2017, as well as projections for 2017 financial guidance and longer-term financial performance goals. The numbers for the second quarter 2017 are prior to the completion of review procedures by the Company's external auditors and are subject to adjustment. In addition, the Company's projections for 2017 financial guidance and longer-term financial performance goals represent current estimates, including initial estimates of the potential benefits, synergies and cost savings associated with acquisitions, which are subject to the risk of being inaccurate because of the preliminary nature of the forecasts, the risk of further adjustment, or unanticipated difficulty in selling products or generating expected profitability. 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; the risk that acquisitions will not be integrated successfully or that the benefits and synergies from the acquisition may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; and those other risks and uncertainties more fully described in the Company's news 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. The forward-looking statements contained herein are based on the current expectations and assumptions of NuVasive and not on historical facts. 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. 

Consolidated Statements of Operations 

(in thousands, except per share data)












Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,

(unaudited)


2017


2016


2017


2016

Revenue


$ 260,573


$ 236,210


$ 510,437


$ 451,314

Cost of goods sold (excluding below amortization of intangible assets)


66,421


59,745


128,034


113,971

Gross profit


194,152


176,465


382,403


337,343

Operating expenses:









Sales, marketing and administrative


139,109


134,487


279,611


259,325

Research and development


12,572


11,871


24,986


22,500

Amortization of intangible assets


11,349


10,603


23,410


18,474

Litigation liability (gain)



(43,310)



(43,310)

Business transition costs


1,369


2,756


1,424


8,063

Total operating expenses


164,399


116,407


329,431


265,052

Interest and other expense, net:









Interest income


139


406


276


734

Interest expense


(10,083)


(10,537)


(19,882)


(19,009)

Loss on repurchases of convertible notes





(17,444)

Other expense, net


(501)


(246)


(243)


(196)

Total interest and other expense, net


(10,445)


(10,377)


(19,849)


(35,915)

Income before income taxes


19,308


49,681


33,123


36,376

Income tax expense


(7,079)


(19,891)


(8,569)


(10,411)

Consolidated net income


$   12,229


$   29,790


$   24,554


$   25,965

Add back net loss attributable to non-controlling interest


$      (432)


$      (423)


$      (875)


$      (880)

Net income attributable to NuVasive, Inc.


$   12,661


$   30,213


$   25,429


$   26,845










Net income per share attributable to NuVasive, Inc.:









Basic


$       0.25


$       0.60


$       0.50


$       0.54

Diluted


$       0.22


$       0.57


$       0.44


$       0.51

Weighted average shares outstanding:









Basic


51,082


50,027


50,825


49,822

Diluted


58,330


53,159


58,059


52,354

 

NuVasive, Inc. 

Consolidated Balance Sheets 

(in thousands, except par values and share amounts) 








June 30, 2017


December 31, 2016

ASSETS


(Unaudited)



Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$       130,932


$                153,643

Restricted cash and investments


2,402


Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $9,399 and $8,912, respectively


190,169


171,595

Inventory, net


236,839


208,249

Prepaid income taxes


19,576


31,926

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


12,310


10,030

Total current assets


592,228


575,443

Property and equipment, net


214,601


181,524

Intangible assets, net


268,466


291,143

Goodwill


486,439


485,685

Deferred tax assets


5,961


5,810

Restricted cash and investments


4,945


7,405

Other assets


33,744


23,794

Total assets


$    1,606,384


$             1,570,804

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


$         82,933


$                  77,585

Contingent consideration liabilities


19,271


49,742

Accrued payroll and related expenses


49,323


51,000

Income tax liabilities


11,995


2,469

Short-term borrowings


20,000


Senior convertible notes


63,302


61,701

Total current liabilities


246,824


242,497

Long-term senior convertible notes


573,532


564,412

Deferred and income tax liabilities, non-current


16,110


18,607

Other long-term liabilities


46,312


44,764

Commitments and contingencies





Stockholders' equity:





Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized, none outstanding



Common stock, $0.001 par value; 120,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, 58,081,702 and 55,184,660 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively


58


55

Additional paid-in capital


1,033,546


1,010,238

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(8,131)


(10,631)

Accumulated deficit


(53,077)


(66,859)

Treasury stock at cost; 4,974,534 shares and 4,758,828 shares at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively


(253,503)


(237,867)

Total NuVasive, Inc. stockholders' equity


718,893


694,936

Non-controlling interest


4,713


5,588

Total equity


723,606


700,524

Total liabilities and equity


$    1,606,384


$             1,570,804

 

NuVasive, Inc. 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows 

(in thousands) 








Six Months Ended June 30,

(unaudited)


2017


2016

Operating activities:





Consolidated net income


$   24,554


$   25,965

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization


58,688


46,329

Loss on repurchases of convertible notes



17,444

Amortization of non-cash interest


10,882


10,943

Stock-based compensation


15,411


12,357

Reserves on current assets


(95)


6,751

Other non-cash adjustments


7,380


8,387

Deferred income taxes


(2,570)


14,691

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:





Accounts receivable


(17,586)


(8,615)

Inventory


(29,012)


(12,019)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


(2,485)


728

Contingent consideration liabilities


(11,200)


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


4,987


14,384

Litigation liability



(43,310)

Accrued payroll and related expenses


(2,004)


(4,356)

Income taxes


10,172


10,534

Net cash provided by operating activities


67,122


100,213

Investing activities:





Acquisition of Ellipse Technologies, net of cash acquired



(380,080)

Other acquisitions and investments


(14,417)


(8,079)

Purchases of intangible assets


(1,695)


(5,918)

Purchases of property and equipment


(68,690)


(52,566)

Purchases of marketable securities



(128,956)

Proceeds from sales of marketable securities



339,320

Net cash used in investing activities


(84,802)


(236,279)

Financing activities:





Proceeds from the issuance of common stock


5,369


6,150

Purchase of treasury stock


(10,844)


(22,549)

Payment of contingent consideration


(18,800)


Proceeds from issuance of convertible debt, net of issuance costs



634,140

Proceeds from sale of warrants



44,850

Purchase of convertible note hedge



(111,150)

Repurchases of convertible notes



(343,835)

Proceeds from revolving line of credit


20,000


50,000

Repayments on revolving line of credit



(50,000)

Other financing activities


(2,205)


(1,545)

Net cash (used in)provided by financing activities


(6,480)


206,061

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


1,449


748

(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents


(22,711)


70,743

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


153,643


192,339

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$ 130,932


$ 263,082

 

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SOURCE NuVasive, Inc.

Investor Contact: Suzanne Hatcher, NuVasive, Inc., 1-858-458-2240, shatcher@nuvasive.com, Media Contact: Stefanie Mazer, NuVasive, Inc., 1-858-320-2240, media@nuvasive.com