- Increases 2007 Revenue Guidance to $147 to $148 million -
- Launches 5 New Products at North American Spine Society Meeting -
Third Quarter 2007 Highlights:
- Total revenues of $38.5 million; up 52.9% from the third quarter of 2006
- Gross profit of $31.6 million; up 55.7% from the third quarter of 2006
- Gross margin was 82.0%; up 150 basis points from the third quarter of 2006
- GAAP loss per share for the quarter was $(0.07); non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.04
- NeoDisc(TM) clinical trial continues to progress with enrollment over 50%
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing products for minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine, announced today financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2007.
The Company reported third quarter revenues of $38.5 million, a 52.9% increase over the $25.2 million for the third quarter of 2006 and an 8.2% increase over the $35.6 million for the second quarter of 2007.
Gross profit for the third quarter of 2007 was $31.6 million and gross margin was 82.0%, compared to a gross profit of $20.3 million and a gross margin of 80.5% in the third quarter of 2006. For the second quarter of 2007, gross profit was $28.9 million and gross margin was 81.2%.
Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2007 were $35.2 million, compared with $40.8 million (or $31.2 million, excluding a charge of $9.6 million for the NeoDisc buyout) in the third quarter of 2006 and $34.0 million in the second quarter of 2007.
On a GAAP basis for the third quarter of 2007, the Company reported a net loss of $2.3 million or $(0.07) per share. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $1.5 million or $0.04 per share. The non-GAAP earnings per share calculation in the third quarter of 2007 excludes (i) stock based compensation of $3.4 million and (ii) amortization of acquired intangible assets of $0.4 million.
Cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term investments were $96.7 million at September 30, 2007.
New Product Launches at NASS
NuVasive introduced five new products today at the North American Spine Society's annual meeting in Austin, Texas, including each of the core components of the XLIF(R) Thoracic approach. This approach relies on the MaXcess(R) Thoracic retractor system, which facilitates minimally disruptive lateral access to the thoracic spine in the same manner as an XLIF procedure. In support of XLIF Thoracic, we are introducing our CoRoent XLT and CoRoent Revision PEEK implants designed specifically for thoracic applications, along with a range of specialized instruments designed to make the procedure safe and reproducible. The Company also launched the SpheRx(R) DBR(R) II system, a minimally disruptive pedicle screw system utilizing the Company's unique "dual ball rod" technology. In addition, as part of a strategy to expand its cervical offering and supplement the Gradient Plus(TM) cervical plate, the Company introduced the Helix anterior cervical plate and the Helix MiniPlate, both designed to offer flexible and elegant solutions for cervical fusion.
New Corporate Headquarters
NuVasive also announced plans to relocate to a new leased headquarters in San Diego in mid-2008. The Company will look to secure a facility to serve as a long term home for its corporate headquarters. This will include an expansion of square footage for current needs, as well as the ability to expand without the need to relocate. NuVasive plans for this relocation to be in close proximity to its current headquarters, and will be focused on expansion that accommodates future company growth and allows all of the San Diego-based shareowners to work in one location, an important component for furthering the Company's cultural values of speed and Absolute Responsiveness(R).
Alex Lukianov, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our strong third quarter results demonstrate our success in product penetration with existing accounts while expanding with new customers. We also benefited from the first full quarter of revenue contribution from our SpheRx(R) II pedicle screw system, XLP(TM) Lateral Plate and our Formagraft(R) biologic following their full-scale launch at the end of the second quarter. Surgeons have adopted these products at a strong rate with favorable market feedback. These products, along with our NASS launches, demonstrate our strategy of addressing broader indications further up the spine in the thoracic and cervical regions."
Regarding the Company's plans to expand its corporate headquarters, Mr. Lukianov, added, "NuVasive has clearly experienced robust growth over the past several years and we expect to grow annual revenues in the mid 30 percent range to $500 million over the next several years. We believe the relocation of our corporate headquarters is necessary to provide a strong foundation for our continued expansion. This infrastructure investment, coupled with expansion of our information technology and related inventory distribution systems, will provide a foundation for future growth and support our efforts to increase the scalability of our business. Our shareowners' focus on Absolute Responsiveness to our customers and leading the development of minimally disruptive innovations have been key parts of our growth, and this new environment will allow us to strengthen that focus."
NuVasive is increasing its full year 2007 financial guidance as follows:
Revenue: $147 million to $148 million, up from $143 to $146 million
GAAP loss per share: $(0.35) to $(0.31); down from $(0.38) to $(0.31)
Non-GAAP earnings per share: $0.06 to $0.09; up from $0.05 to $0.09
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information
Management uses certain non-GAAP financial measures such as non-GAAP earnings per share and non-GAAP net loss per share, which exclude stock based compensation and charges directly related to acquisition transactions such as in-process research and development, milestone payments, amortization of the acquired technology assets and certain non-recurring internal costs incurred as a result of the transaction. 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 Third Quarter 2007 Results (in thousands, except per share amounts) GAAP net loss (A) $(2,283) Stock based compensation (B) 3,364 Amortization of acquired intangible assets (C) 398 Non-GAAP earnings (A) $1,479 GAAP net loss per share (A) $(0.07) Stock based compensation (B) 0.10 Amortization of acquired intangible assets (C) 0.01 Non-GAAP earnings per share (A) $0.04 Shares used in computing GAAP net loss per share (A) 34,940 Shares used in computing non-GAAP earnings per share (A) 36,496 Reconciliation of Full Year 2007 Guidance (in thousands, except per share amounts) Range for Year Ending December 31, 2007 Low High GAAP net loss per share (A) $(0.35) $(0.31) Stock based compensation (B) 0.37 0.36 Amortization of acquired intangible assets (C) 0.04 0.04 Non-GAAP earnings per share (A) $0.06 $0.09 Shares used in computing GAAP net loss per share (A) 34,780 34,780 Share used in computing non-GAAP earnings per share (A) 36,280 36,280 A -- GAAP net loss per share is calculated using basic weighted shares outstanding; Non-GAAP earnings per share is calculated using diluted weighted shares outstanding, B -- Non-cash stock-based compensation. C -- Amortization of technology assets purchased in 2005 and 2007. Conference Call
NuVasive will hold a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. CT 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 November 24, 2007. In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available until November 14, 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 256798.
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 possibility that the FDA may require significant changes to NuVasive's products or clinical studies; 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 products may not perform as intended and may therefore not achieve commercial success; 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: Investors: Kevin C. O'Boyle Nick Laudico/Zack Kubow EVP & Chief Financial Officer The Ruth Group NuVasive, Inc. 646-536-7030/7020 858-909-1800 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2007 2006 2007 2006 Revenues $38,522 $25,194 $107,360 $67,603 Cost of goods sold 6,925 4,905 19,342 13,872 Gross Profit 31,597 20,289 88,018 53,731 Operating expenses: Sales, marketing and administrative 28,945 25,539 85,012 69,554 Research and development 6,237 5,654 17,914 14,092 NeoDisc technology costs - 9,616 - 20,116 Total operating expenses 35,182 40,809 102,926 103,762 Interest and other income, net 1,302 1,869 4,789 4,804 Net loss $(2,283) $(18,651) $(10,119) $(45,227) Net loss per share: Basic and diluted $(0.07) $(0.56) $(0.29) $(1.41) Weighted average shares - basic and diluted 34,940 33,281 34,638 32,033 Stock-based compensation is included in operating expenses in the following categories: Sales, marketing and administrative $2,801 $2,679 $8,323 $7,949 Research and development 563 664 1,654 2,217 $3,364 $3,343 $9,977 $10,166 NUVASIVE, INC. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands) September 30, December 31, 2007 2006 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $56,340 $41,476 Short-term investments 31,843 73,930 Accounts receivable, net 24,330 18,960 Inventory, net 29,291 18,636 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,617 1,716 Total current assets 143,421 154,718 Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation 36,203 30,573 Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization 24,864 8,441 Long-term investments 10,499 1,996 Other assets 623 456 Total assets $215,610 $196,184 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $11,226 $8,937 Accrued payroll and related expenses 10,707 8,477 Royalties payable 1,504 1,068 Total current liabilities 23,437 18,482 Long-term liabilities 1,115 1,399 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders' equity: Common stock, 70,000 shares authorized 35,039 and 33,929 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, respectively 35 34 Additional paid-in capital 357,878 333,009 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (21) (25) Accumulated deficit (166,834) (156,715) Total stockholders' equity 191,058 176,303 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $215,610 $196,184 NUVASIVE, INC. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007 2006 Operating activities: Net loss $(10,119) $(45,227) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 9,619 6,013 Stock-based compensation 9,977 10,166 NeoDisc technology costs - 8,060 Other non-cash adjustments 1,124 1,646 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (5,871) (3,460) Inventory (11,041) (6,723) Prepaid expenses and other current assets (28) 142 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 2,537 5,663 Accrued payroll and related expenses 2,230 846 Net cash used in operating activities (1,572) (22,874) Investing activities: Cash paid for acquisition of Radius Medical LLC (6,970) - Purchases of property and equipment (14,103) (16,705) Sales of short-term investments 98,218 31,925 Purchases of short-term investments (56,131) (93,561) Sales of long-term investments 7,500 - Purchases of long-term investments (16,003) (2,000) Other assets (167) (362) Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 12,344 (80,703) Financing activities: Payment of long-term liabilities (300) (300) Issuance of common stock, including net proceeds from secondary offering 4,392 143,693 Net cash provided by financing activities 4,092 143,393 Increase in cash and cash equivalents 14,864 39,816 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 41,476 12,545 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $56,340 $52,361
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