LeMaitre Q3 2013 Sales $15.3mm (+12%)

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BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (Nasdaq:LMAT), a provider of peripheral vascular devices and implants, today reported Q3 2013 financial results. The Company posted sales of $15.3mm and operating income of $0.8mm. The Company also announced a $0.03/share dividend and provided Q4 2013 and full-year 2013 guidance.

Q3 2013 sales grew 12% vs. Q3 2012. International sales increased 18%, while the Americas grew 10%. Organic growth was 9.5% in Q3 2013 and unit growth was 8%. XenoSure posted record sales of $2.0mm, up 49% over the prior year period.

Gross margin in Q3 2013 decreased to 70.0% from 73.4% in Q3 2012 due to XenoSure transition costs, mix shift towards lower-margin XenoSure/international sales and expenses from the Clinical Instruments acquisition. These changes were partially offset by higher average selling prices.

Q3 2013 operating income was $0.8mm vs. $1.0mm in Q3 2012. 12% sales growth was offset by a lower gross margin and higher operating expenses. Q3 2013 net income increased to $0.8mm, or $0.05 per diluted share, up from $0.7mm, or $0.04 per diluted share in Q3 2012.

George W. LeMaitre, Chairman and CEO commented, "We enjoyed a productive Q3: we reported 12% sales growth, acquired two companies and set plans to go direct in two more countries. Roth Capital & Benchmark have also recently initiated coverage on our stock."

Total operating expenses in Q3 2013 were $9.9mm, vs. $9.0mm in the year earlier quarter. This 10% increase was driven by higher sales-force costs, administrative expenses from the new Canadian subsidiary, and Affordable Care Act taxes. The Company ended Q3 2013 with 87 sales reps, up 10% from 79 at the end of Q3 2012.

Cash and marketable securities were $13.6mm at September 30, 2013, a $1.3 mm quarterly decrease driven primarily by $3.2mm of acquisition costs. Excluding the two acquisitions, cash would have increased by $1.9mm.

Quarterly Dividend

On October 23, 2013, the Company's Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.03/share of common stock. The dividend will be paid December 4, 2013 to shareholders of record on November 20, 2013.

InaVein Acquisition

On August 28, 2013 LeMaitre Vascular acquired the assets of InaVein, LLC for $2.5mm plus potential earn-outs payable in 2014 and 2015. InaVein owned Trivex, a system that enables fast, minimally invasive varicose vein removal. Trivex sales were $2.3mm in 2012.

Direct-to-Hospital in Australia & Norway

In October 2013 the Company agreed to terminate its Australian and Norwegian distributors. The Company has now hired an Australian country manager and expects to hire a Norwegian sales rep in Q4 2013. Direct-to-hospital sales should begin in both countries in January 2014.

Business Outlook

The Company expects Q4 2013 sales of $16.5mm (+11% versus Q4 2012), and operating income of $1.3mm (8% operating margin). The Company increased its 2013 sales guidance to $63.1mm (+11% vs. 2012) and its 2013 XenoSure guidance to $7.6mm (+48% vs. 2012). The Company reduced its 2013 operating income guidance to $4.6mm (7% operating margin).

Conference Call Reminder

Management will conduct a conference call at 5:00pm ET today to review the Company's financial results and discuss its business outlook for the remainder of the year. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet. Individuals who are interested in listening to the webcast should log on to the Company's website at www.lemaitre.com/investor. The conference call may also be accessed by dialing 877-415-3186 (+1 857-244-7329 for international callers), using pass-code 65255114. For individuals unable to join the live conference call, a replay will be available on the Company's website.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP ("organic") results is included in the tables attached to this release.

About LeMaitre Vascular

LeMaitre Vascular is a provider of devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, a condition that affects more than 20 million people worldwide. The Company develops, manufactures and markets disposable and implantable vascular devices to address the needs of its core customer, the vascular surgeon.

LeMaitre, XenoSure, Trivex and the LeMaitre Vascular logo are registered trademarks of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. This press release contains other trademarks and trade names of the Company.

For more information about the Company, please visit http://www.lemaitre.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

LeMaitre Vascular management believes that in order to better understand the Company's short-term and long-term financial trends, investors may wish to consider certain non-GAAP financial measures as a supplement to financial performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and do not have standardized meanings. These non-GAAP measures result from facts and circumstances that may vary in frequency and/or impact on continuing operations. Non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, financial performance measures in accordance with GAAP. In addition to the description provided below, reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release.

In this press release, the Company has reported non-GAAP sales and growth percentages after adjusting for the impact of foreign currency exchange, business development transactions, and other events. The Company refers to this calculation of non-GAAP sales amounts and percentages as "organic." The Company analyzes non-GAAP sales on a constant currency basis, net of acquisitions and other non-recurring events, to better measure the comparability of results between periods. Because changes in foreign currency exchange rates have a non-operating impact on net sales, and acquisitions, product discontinuations, and other strategic transactions are episodic in nature and are highly variable to the reported sales results, the Company believes that evaluating growth in sales on a constant currency basis net of such transactions provides an additional and meaningful assessment of sales to management.

Forward-Looking Statements

The Company's current financial results, as discussed in this release, are preliminary and unaudited, and subject to adjustment. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release regarding the Company's business that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. Specifically, forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company's expectations regarding Q4 2013 and 2013 sales and operating income levels. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current, preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results expected, including, but not limited to, the risk that the Company may not realize the anticipated benefits of its strategic activities; the risk that assumptions about the market for the Company's products and the productivity of the Company's direct sales force and distributors may not be correct; risks related to the integration of acquisition targets; risks related to product demand and market acceptance of the Company's products; the risk that the XenoSure product is not as accretive and does not achieve the gross margins currently anticipated by the Company; the risk that the Company experiences increased expense, production delays or quality difficulties in the transition of the XenoSure manufacturing operations; risks related to attracting, training and retaining sales representatives and other employees in new markets such as Australia and Norway; the risk that the Company is not successful in transitioning to a direct-selling model in new territories; adverse conditions in the general domestic and global economic markets and other risks and uncertainties included under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by our subsequent filings with the SEC, all of which are available on the Company's investor relations website at http://www.lemaitre.com and on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events, or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Financial Statements

(amounts in thousands)
September 30, 2013 December 31, 2012
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 13,626 $ 16,448
Accounts receivable, net 9,273 9,048
Inventories 13,082 10,859
Other current assets 3,057 2,776
Total current assets 39,038 39,131
Property and equipment, net 5,984 4,544
Goodwill 15,031 13,749
Other intangibles, net 6,127 5,191
Deferred tax assets 258 273
Other assets 158 172
Total assets $ 66,596 $ 63,060
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 748 $ 1,060
Accrued expenses 7,349 6,777
Acquisition-related obligations 1,131 557
Total current liabilities 9,228 8,394
Deferred tax liabilities 1,673 1,673
Other long-term liabilities 243 105
Total liabilities 11,144 10,172
Stockholders' equity
Common stock 168 165
Additional paid-in capital 64,983 64,694
Accumulated deficit (1,353) (3,869)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (343) (433)
Treasury stock (8,003) (7,669)
Total stockholders' equity 55,452 52,888
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 66,596 $ 63,060
(amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
For the three months ended For the nine months ended
September 30, 2013 September 30, 2012 September 30, 2013 September 30, 2012
Net sales $ 15,300 $ 13,645 $ 46,633 $ 41,934
Cost of sales 4,584 3,630 13,474 11,504
Gross profit 10,716 10,015 33,159 30,430
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 5,205 4,911 16,278 15,310
General and administrative 3,282 2,892 9,231 8,277
Research and development 1,300 1,261 3,841 3,531
(Gain) loss on divestitures -- (50) -- 2
Medical device excise tax 153 -- 463 --
Total operating expenses 9,940 9,014 29,813 27,120
Income from operations 776 1,001 3,346 3,310
Other income (loss):
Interest income (expense), net (5) 47 (14) 68
Other income (loss), net 14 7 (102) (240)
Total other income (loss), net 9 54 (116) (172)
Income before income taxes 785 1,055 3,230 3,138
Provision for income taxes 4 392 714 1,265
Net income $ 781 $ 663 $ 2,516 $ 1,873
Net income per share of common stock:
Basic $ 0.05 $ 0.04 $ 0.16 $ 0.12
Diluted $ 0.05 $ 0.04 $ 0.16 $ 0.12
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 15,339 15,130 15,262 15,208
Diluted 15,780 15,605 15,707 15,654
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.030 $ 0.025 $ 0.090 $ 0.075
(amounts in thousands)
For the three months ended For the nine months ended
September 30, 2013 September 30, 2012 September 30, 2013 September 30, 2012
$ % $ % $ % $ %
Net Sales by Geography
Americas $ 10,166 66% $ 9,279 68% $ 30,777 66% $ 28,429 68%
International 5,134 34% 4,366 32% 15,856 34% 13,505 32%
Total Net Sales $ 15,300 100% $ 13,645 100% $ 46,633 100% $ 41,934 100%
(amounts in thousands)
Reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP sales growth:
For the three months ending September 30, 2013
Net sales as reported $ 15,300
Impact of currency exchange rate fluctuations (73)
Net impact of acquisitions and distributed sales excluding currency (288)
Adjusted net sales $ 14,939
For the three months ending September 30, 2012
Net sales as reported $ 13,645
Adjusted net sales increase for the three months ending September 30, 2013 $ 1,294 9.5%

CONTACT: J.J. Pellegrino Chief Financial Officer LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. 781-425-1691 jpellegrino@lemaitre.com

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