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Natus Medical Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

  • Reports organic revenue growth of 5% for the quarter
  • Reports record non-GAAP EPS of $0.28
  • Increases annual revenue and non-GAAP earnings guidance

SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natus Medical Incorporated (Nasdaq:BABY) today announced financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, the Company reported revenue of $86.3 million, an increase of 5% compared to $82.3 million reported for the second quarter of 2013. Net income was $7.7 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared with net income of $4.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013.

The Company reported record second quarter non-GAAP earnings of $0.28 per diluted share, up 33% compared to $0.21 per diluted share reported for the second quarter of 2013.

The Company reduced total debt by $16.5 million and repurchased $1.2 million of company stock during the second quarter. Cash and cash equivalents decreased by $3.6 million to $56.0 million during the quarter.

"I am very pleased with our second quarter results as our record revenues and earnings exceeded our guidance. I am most satisfied with our 5% organic revenue growth in the quarter as reestablishing consistent organic revenue growth is a goal for Natus in 2014. Our non-GAAP operating margin increased to 13% up from 11% last year in the quarter. We continue to make progress toward our long term full year non-GAAP operating margin goal of 20%."

"Both Neurology and Newborn Care again performed well in all geographies. Our recently launched Hearing Screening Service grew rapidly during the quarter and we ended the quarter with 22 hospitals under contract. We continue to be very excited about this opportunity."

Financial Guidance

The Company provided revenue and earnings guidance for the third quarter and increased its non-GAAP EPS guidance for the full year 2014.

For the third quarter of 2014, the Company expects revenue of $86 million to $89 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.28 to $0.32.

The Company updated its non-GAAP earnings guidance for the full year 2014 and now expects to report non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.20 to $1.23, an increase from previous guidance of $1.18 to $1.21. Full year 2014 revenue was increased to $347.5 million to $352.5 million compared to previous guidance of $345.0 million to $350.0 million.

The Company's non-GAAP earnings guidance excludes amortization of acquisition related intangibles, acquisition related charges, restructuring charges, and their related tax effects. Non-GAAP earnings guidance includes the impact of expensing employee share based compensation. All non-GAAP earnings per share amounts are on a diluted basis.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company's non-GAAP results exclude amortization expense associated with certain acquisition-related intangibles, restructuring charges, direct costs of acquisitions and the related tax effects. A reconciliation between non-GAAP and GAAP financial measures is included on page 6 of this press release.

The Company believes that the presentation of results excluding these charges provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors that is indicative of the Company's core operating results. Therefore, the Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate comparison of operating results across reporting periods.

The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the Company's performance and when planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical performance. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for or superior to financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated.

Conference Call

Natus has scheduled an investment-community conference call to discuss this announcement beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time) today, July 23, 2014. Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing 1-866-515-2915 for domestic callers, or 1-617-399-5129 for international callers, and entering reservation code 23770449. A telephone replay will be available for 48 hours following the conclusion of the call by dialing 1-888-286-8010 for domestic callers, or 1-617-801-6888 for international callers, and entering reservation code 43159437.

The conference call also will be available real-time via the Internet at http://investor.natus.com, and a recording of the call will be available on the Company's Web site for 90 days following the completion of the call.

About Natus Medical Incorporated

Natus is a leading provider of healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and balance and mobility disorders.

Additional information about Natus Medical can be found at www.natus.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, particularly statements regarding the expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions and strategies of Natus. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding our long term goal of driving non-GAAP operating margins to 20%, revenue and non‑GAAP profitability in the third quarter and full year 2014. These statements relate to estimates and assumptions regarding future events including Natus' future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are only predictions and the actual events or results may differ materially. Natus cannot provide any assurance that its future results or the results implied by the forward-looking statements will meet expectations. Our future results could differ materially due to a number of factors, including the effects of competition, the demand for our products and services, the impact of adverse global economic conditions on our target markets, our ability to expand our sales in international markets, our ability to maintain current sales levels in a mature domestic market, our ability to control costs, risks associated with bringing new products to market and integrating acquired businesses, and our ability to fulfill product orders on a timely basis. Natus disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward looking statement.

More information about potential risk factors that could affect the business and financial results of Natus is included in Natus' annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and in other reports filed from time to time by Natus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Quarter Ended Year to Date
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
Revenue $ 86,325 $ 82,250 $ 171,948 $ 168,084
Cost of revenue 35,295 33,859 71,028 70,460
Gross profit 51,030 48,391 100,920 97,624
Gross profit margin 59.1% 58.8% 58.7% 58.1%
Operating expenses:
Marketing and selling 22,028 21,848 43,451 43,969
Research and development 7,873 8,626 15,380 16,801
General and administrative 10,823 11,759 23,103 25,837
Total operating expenses 40,724 42,233 81,934 86,607
Income from operations 10,306 6,158 18,986 11,017
Other income/(expense), net 795 (523) 1,107 (856)
Income before tax 11,101 5,635 20,093 10,161
Provision for income tax expense 3,359 1,615 6,101 2,699
Net income $ 7,742 $ 4,020 $ 13,992 $ 7,462
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.25 $ 0.14 $ 0.45 $ 0.25
Diluted $ 0.24 $ 0.13 $ 0.43 $ 0.24
Weighted-average shares:
Basic 31,424 29,666 31,244 29,685
Diluted 32,444 30,468 32,315 30,470
(in thousands)
June 30, June 30,
2014 2013
ASSETS Q2-14 Q2-13
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 56,018 $ 28,910
Accounts receivable, net 76,910 87,557
Inventories 35,503 38,906
Other Current Assets 21,429 14,606
Total current assets 189,860 169,979
Property and equipment, net 21,108 25,842
Goodwill and Intangible assets 198,939 200,544
Other assets 9,806 8,445
Total assets $ 419,713 $ 404,810
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 24,979 $ 25,811
Current debt 10,409 10,182
Accrued liabilities 23,428 24,007
Deferred revenue 11,410 11,951
Total current liabilities 70,226 71,951
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term debt, net 6,000 40,381
Other long-term liabilities 13,075 13,120
Total liabilities 89,301 125,452
Total stockholders' equity 330,412 279,358
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 419,713 $ 404,810
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Quarter Ended Year to Date
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
June 30,
GAAP based results:
Income before provision for income tax $ 11,101 $ 5,635 $ 20,093 $ 10,161
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Amortization of acquired intangibles:
Cost of revenue 157 791 1,202 1,565
Marketing and selling (32) 684 757 1,335
Research and development 679 313 1,023 626
Intangible Asset Impairment Charges (M&S) -- -- -- --
Restructuring charges (G&A) 218 1,040 853 653
Direct costs of acquisitions (G&A) 144 436 339 1,203
Non-GAAP income before provision for income tax 12,266 8,899 24,267 15,543
Income tax expense, as adjusted 3,336 2,509 7,050 4,596
Non-GAAP net income $ 8,930 $ 6,390 $ 17,217 $ 10,947
Non-GAAP earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.28 $ 0.22 $ 0.55 $ 0.37
Diluted $ 0.28 $ 0.21 $ 0.53 $ 0.36
Weighted-average shares used to compute
Basic non-GAAP earnings per share 31,424 29,666 31,244 29,685
Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share 32,444 30,468 32,315 30,470
GAAP Gross profit 51,030 48,391 100,920 97,624
Amortization of intangibles 157 791 1,202 1,565
Non-GAAP Gross Profit 51,187 49,182 102,122 99,189
Non-GAAP Gross Margin 59.3% 59.8% 59.4% 59.0%
GAAP Operating profit 10,306 6,158 18,986 11,017
Amortization of intangibles 804 1,788 2,982 3,526
Restructuring and other charges 362 1,476 1,192 1,856
Non-GAAP Operating profit 11,471 9,422 23,160 16,399
Non-GAAP Operating margin 13.3% 11.5% 13.5% 9.8%

CONTACT: COMPANY CONTACT: Natus Medical Incorporated Jonathan A. Kennedy Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (650) 802-0400 InvestorRelations@Natus.comSource:Natus Medical Incorporated