- Achieved Fourth Quarter Revenue of $30.5 Million and Non-GAAP Earnings Per
Share of $0.02; Full Year Revenue of $98.1 Million -
- Announces 2007 Revenue Guidance of $136 Million to $141 Million -
Fourth Quarter 2006 Highlights:
* Total revenues increased to $30.5 million; up 62.0% from the fourth quarter of 2005
* Gross profit increased to $25.3 million; up 63.1% from the fourth quarter of 2005
* Gross margin was 83.1%; up from 82.5% in the fourth quarter of 2005
* GAAP loss per share for the quarter was $(0.08); on a non-GAAP basis, earnings per share was $0.02
* Surgeons trained on MAS Platform was 109, for a total of 569 in 2006
* Percentage of vertically integrated hospitals increased to 45%; up from 39% at September 30, 2006
* Exclusive sales force increased to 200 sales professionals from 175 at the end of the third quarter of 2006.
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing products for minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine, announced today fourth quarter and full year financial results for the period ended December 31, 2006.
The Company reported fourth quarter revenues of $30.5 million, a 62.0% increase over the $18.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2005 and a 21% increase over the $25.2 million for the third quarter of 2006. For the full year 2006, the Company reported revenue of $98.1 million, a 56.7% increase over the $62.6 million for the full year 2005.
Gross profit, on a GAAP basis, for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $25.3 million and gross margin was 83.1%, compared to a gross profit of $15.5 million and a gross margin of 82.5% in the fourth quarter of 2005. For the full year 2006, gross profit was $79.1 million and gross margin was 80.6%, compared to full year 2005 gross profit of $50.2 million and a gross margin of 80.2%. For the third quarter of 2006, gross profit was $20.3 million and gross margin was 80.5%.
Total operating expenses on a GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of 2006 were $29.5 million, compared with $40.8 million in the third quarter of 2006 and $19.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. The 2006 sequential quarter decrease is the result of expenses incurred in the third quarter of 2006 that did not recur in the fourth quarter; specifically, (i) $9.6 million of the amounts paid under the NeoDisc buyout agreement described below and (ii) costs related to development efforts related to products launched at the end of the third quarter. In addition, much of the cost associated with the Company's transition to an exclusive sales force was incurred prior to the fourth quarter. As a result, the Company began to realize the synergies associated with this exclusive sales force.
On a GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of 2006, the Company reported a net loss of $2.7 million or $(0.08) per share. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $631,000 or $0.02 per share. The non-GAAP earnings per share calculation in the fourth quarter of 2006 excludes (i) stock based compensation of $3.2 million and (ii) amortization of acquired intangible assets of $135,000.
Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $117.4 million at December 31, 2006.
In the third quarter of 2006, the Company completed an accelerated buyout agreement with Pearsalls Limited related to the NeoDisc investigational device and related embroidery technology. The Company incurred total costs of $20.1 million in 2006 for this buyout, resulting in a total acquisition cost of $33.1 million. By completing this buyout, the Company eliminated certain royalty obligations as well as $12 million in potential milestone payments.
Alexis V. Lukianov, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "2006 marked a successful year highlighting several key milestones that should contribute to long-term growth and increased operating efficiencies. Most important was the completion of the transition to an exclusive sales force which is now 200 strong. A direct result of this transition was the increase we have seen in the vertical integration of hospitals using NuVasive products. 45% of hospitals using our products are now vertically integrated, which we believe demonstrates the increased traction of our sales force. We believe their expanding knowledge of our full product line and continuing momentum in deepening our product penetration will result in robust revenue growth and a profitable 2007 on a non-GAAP basis."
Mr. Lukianov continued, "The strategy of bringing to market differentiated products to further our penetration of the minimally invasive spine surgery marketplace has, and will continue to be, a key initiative for NuVasive. Building on our nine product launches in 2006, we plan to execute a host of launches in 2007. These launches will, of course, focus on our MAS technology platform, but will also significantly increase the breadth of our cervical and motion preservation product offerings. Balancing our opportunities with the drive to increase our operating efficiencies is also a top priority."
NuVasive also announced its first quarter and full year 2007 financial guidance.
Full Year 2007 Guidance:
Revenue: $136 million to $141 million
Gross margin: 81% to 82%
Stock-based compensation: $15.7 million to $16.5 million
GAAP loss per share: $(0.47) to $(0.46)
Non-GAAP earnings per share: $0.03 to $0.07
First Quarter 2007 Guidance:
Revenue: $31 million to $32 million
Gross margin: 81% to 82%
Stock-based compensation: $3.8 million to $4.0 million
GAAP loss per share: $(0.21) to $(0.19)
Non-GAAP loss per share: $(0.08) to $(0.07)
The first quarter guidance takes into consideration costs associated with the following activities: (i) the Company's annual sales meeting and related activities; and (ii) additional marketing and development costs associated with product launches planned for the second quarter of 2007. In the first quarter of 2007, we also expect to begin incurring significant costs associated with the NeoDisc clinical trail. The Company expects a return to profitability, on a non-GAAP basis, in the third quarter of 2007.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information
Management uses certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP earnings per share and non-GAAP net loss per share, which exclude the following charges: (i) stock based compensation; (ii) charges directly related to acquisition transactions such as in-process research and development, milestone payments, amortization of the acquired technology assets and certain other non-recurring internal costs incurred as a result of the transaction; and (iii) certain other amounts related to non-recurring events (such as our obsolescence charges in the second and third quarter of 2006). Management does not consider these costs in evaluating the continuing operations of the Company because management believes they are not indicative of the ongoing business operations. 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 a 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 Fourth Quarter 2006 Results Three Months Ended (in thousands, except per share amounts) December 31, 2006 GAAP net loss (A) $ (2,683) Stock based compensation (B) 3,179 Amortization of acquired intangible assets (C) 135 Non-GAAP net income (A) $ 631 GAAP net loss per share (A) $ (0.08) Stock based compensation (B) 0.10 Amortization of acquired intangible assets (C) - Non-GAAP earnings per share per share (A) $ 0.02 Shares used in computing GAAP net loss per share (A) 33,864 Share used in computing non-GAAP net loss per share (A) 35,225 Reconciliation of First Quarter and Full Year 2007 Guidance (in thousands, except per share amounts) Range for Three Months Ending Range for Year Ending March 31, 2007 December 31, 2007 Low High Low High GAAP net loss per share (A) $(0.21) $(0.19) $(0.47) $(0.46) Stock based compensation (B) 0.12 0.11 0.45 0.48 Amortization of acquired intangible assets (C) 0.01 0.01 0.05 0.05 Non-GAAP earnings per share (A) $(0.08) $(0.07) $0.03 $0.07 Shares used in computing GAAP net loss per share (A) 34,280 34,280 34,650 34,650 Share used in computing non-GAAP net loss per share (A) 34,280 34,280 36,092 36,092 A - GAAP net loss per share is calculated using basic weighted shares outstanding; Non-GAAP earnings per share for the full year 2007 is calculated using diluted weighted shares outstanding, B - Non-cash stock-based compensation. C - Amortization of technology assets purchased in 2005. 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 1-877-407-4018 for domestic callers and 1-201-689-8471 for international. A live Web cast of the conference call will be available online from the investor relations page of the Company's corporate Web site at www.nuvasive.com.
After the live Web cast, the call will remain available on NuVasive's Web site, www.nuvasive.com, through March 20, 2007. In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available until March 13, 2007. The replay dial-in numbers are 1-877-660-6853 for domestic callers and 1-201-612-7415 for international callers. Please use account number 3055 and conference ID number 227564.
NuVasive is a medical device company focused on the design, development and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. The Company's product portfolio is focused on applications in the over $3.6 billion U.S. spine fusion market. The Company's current principal product offering includes a minimally disruptive surgical platform called Maximum Access Surgery, or MAS(TM), as well as a growing offering of cervical and motion preservation products.
The MAS platform offers advantages for both patients and surgeons such as reduced surgery and hospitalization time and faster recovery. MAS combines three categories of current product offerings-NeuroVision(R), a proprietary software-driven nerve avoidance system; MaXcess(R), a unique split-blade design retraction system; and specialized implants, like SpheRx(R) and CoRoent(R)-that collectively minimize soft tissue disruption during spine surgery while allowing maximum visualization and surgical reproducibility. NuVasive's product offering is also focused on cervical internal fixation products and its R&D pipeline emphasizes both MAS and motion preservation.
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 uncertain process of seeking regulatory approval or clearance for NuVasive's products or devices, including risks that such process could be significantly delayed; the uncertain process of administering a clinical trial such as that underway for NeoDisc, including the risk that the trial is delayed or produces data suggesting that the device is not sufficiently safe or effective; the possibility that the FDA may require significant changes to NuVasive's products or clinical studies; the risk that products may not perform as intended and may therefore not achieve commercial success; the risk that the Company's financial projections may prove incorrect because of unexpected difficulty in generating sales or achieving anticipated profitability; the risk that competitors may develop superior products or may have a greater market position enabling more successful commercialization; the risk that additional clinical data may call into question the benefits of NuVasive's products to patients, hospitals and surgeons; 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.
Contact: Kevin C. O'Boyle EVP & Chief Financial Officer NuVasive, Inc. 858-909-1800 firstname.lastname@example.org Investors: Carol Ruth/Nick Laudico The Ruth Group 646-536-7004/7030 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Media: Jason Rando The Ruth Group 646-536-7025 email@example.com NUVASIVE, INC. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Revenue $30,488 $18,820 $98,091 $62,606 Cost of goods sold 5,156 3,285 19,028 12,392 Gross profit 25,332 15,535 79,063 50,214 Operating expenses: Sales, marketing and administrative 25,285 16,769 95,426 57,020 Research and development 4,242 3,170 17,747 11,791 In-process research and development - - - 12,897 NeoDisc technology costs - - 20,116 - Total operating expenses 29,527 19,939 133,289 81,708 Interest and other income (expense), net 1,512 206 6,316 1,155 Net loss $(2,683) $(4,198) $(47,910) $(30,339) Historical net loss per share: Basic and diluted $ (0.08) $ (0.17) $ (1.47) $ (1.24) Weighted average shares - basic and diluted 33,864 24,940 32,501 24,473 NUVASIVE, INC. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands) December 31, December 31, 2006 2005 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $41,476 $12,545 Short-term investments 73,930 6,945 Accounts receivable, net 18,960 11,662 Inventory, net 18,636 11,870 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,716 1,496 Total current assets 154,718 44,518 Property and equipment, net 30,573 17,974 Intangible assets, net 8,441 8,894 Long-term investments 1,996 - Other assets 456 104 Total Assets $ 196,184 $71,490 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $8,589 $5,258 Accrued payroll and related expenses 8,825 6,031 Royalties payable 1,068 $400 Total current liabilities 18,482 11,689 Long-term liabilities 1,399 1,665 Stockholders equity: Common stock 34 25 Additional paid-in capital 333,009 168,143 Deferred compensation - (1,195) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (25) (32) Accumulated deficit (156,715) (108,805) Total stockholders' equity 176,303 58,136 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $196,184 $71,490 NUVASIVE, INC. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Operating activities: Net loss $(2,683) $(4,198) $(47,910) $ (30,339) Add back non-cash expenses Depreciation and amortization 2,337 1,718 8,350 4,359 Stock-based compensation 3,179 585 13,345 3,040 Non-Cash NeoDisc technology costs - - 8,060 - Write-off of assets to be retired in connection with planned 2006 product introductions and enhancements - - 343 - Write-off of NuVasive assets in connection with acquisition of RSB Spine LLC - - - 497 In-process research and development - - - 12,897 Other non-cash adjustments 643 113 1,946 1,020 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (3,962) (2,188) (7,422) (5,219) Inventory (2,155) 1,386 (8,878) (6,864) Prepaid expenses and other current assets (362) (138) (220) (370) Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (1,676) (1,334) 3,987 (1,303) Accrued payroll and related expenses 1,948 1,266 2,794 2,427 Net cash used in operating activities (2,731) (2,790) (25,605) (19,855) Investing activities: Cash paid for RSB Spine LLC - - - (8,800) Purchases of property and equipment (3,691) (3,353) (20,396) (12,675) Sales of short-term investments, net 31,604 11,036 63,525 88,566 Purchases of short-term investments, net (36,949) (1,971) (130,510) (44,918) Purchase of long-term investments - - (1,996) - Other assets (90) (86) (452) (75) Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (9,126) 5,626 (89,829) 22,098 Financing activities: Payment of long-term liabilities - - (300) (18) Issuance of common stock 972 693 144,665 1,760 Net cash provided by financing activities 972 693 144,365 1,742 (Decrease) Increase in cash and cash equivalents (10,885) 3,529 28,931 3,985 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 52,361 9,016 12,545 8,560 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 41,476 $12,545 $41,476 $12,545
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