- Abiomed Receives Approval in China for Impella 2.5, Impella 5.0 and MPC
DANVERS, Mass., Jan. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abiomed, Inc. (Nasdaq:ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, today reported third quarter fiscal 2014 revenue of $46.2 million, up 21% compared to revenue of $38.3 million in the same period of fiscal 2013, and a third quarter fiscal 2014 GAAP net income of $4.4 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to $2.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in the prior year period.
Financial and operating highlights during the third quarter of fiscal 2014 and fiscal year to date include:
- Fiscal third quarter worldwide Impella® revenue totaled $42.0 million, an increase of 25% compared to revenue of $33.5 million during the same period of the prior year. U.S. Impella revenue grew 21% to $37.7 million from $31.1 million in the prior year.
- An additional 31 hospitals purchased Impella 2.5 during the quarter, bringing the total to 836 customer sites. As part of Abiomed's continued Impella CP® launch, an additional 75 hospitals purchased Impella CP, bringing the total number of Impella CP U.S. sites to 312.
- Gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was 79.5% compared to 78.7% in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. There were 178 Impella AIC consoles placed during the quarter compared to 149 in the same period of the prior year.
- Income from operations for the third quarter fiscal 2014 was $4.6 million, or 10.0% of revenue compared to $2.9 million, or 7.6% of revenue in the prior year period. Operating expense in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 included $1.6 million of stock compensation expense and $0.7 million related to the Department of Justice subpoena and shareholder litigation. In the third quarter of the prior year, stock compensation expense totaled $1.9 million, and Department of Justice subpoena and shareholder litigation related expense totaled $0.8 million.
- Cash, cash equivalents, short and long-term marketable securities totaled $107.4 million as of December 31, 2013. The Company continues to have no debt, and a U.S. federal net operating loss carry-forward of approximately $190 million as of March 31, 2013.
- During the quarter, there were 11 clinical publications on Impella, including new results from the USpella registry published in the Journal of Interventional Cardiology, additional insights from the PROTECT II study as well as new cost-effectiveness data, both published in Catheter Cardiovascular Interventions.
- Abiomed announced today that it has received CFDA approval in China to sell and market the Impella 2.5, Impella 5.0 and the original MPC console. Abiomed will conduct a limited launch at five to ten key hospitals in China during calendar year 2015.
"We have now grown top line revenue double digits for 17 straight quarters, year over year, achieved profitability and accumulated $107 million in cash without incurring debt," said Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abiomed. "Abiomed is capitalizing on the opportunity to increase revenue, complete the regulatory requirements and become the new standard of care."
FISCAL YEAR 2014 OUTLOOK
The Company is maintaining its fiscal year 2014 guidance for total revenues to be in the range of $180 million to $185 million with worldwide Impella revenues increasing approximately 20%. The Company is also maintaining its fiscal year 2014 guidance for GAAP operating margin to be in the range of approximately breakeven to 5%.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. ET. Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Robert L. Bowen, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host the conference call.
To listen to the call live, please tune into the webcast via http://investor.abiomed.com or dial (877) 638-9567; the international number is (253) 237-1032. A replay of this conference call will be available beginning at 11 a.m. ET January 30, 2014 through 11:59 p.m. ET on February 6, 2014. The replay phone number is (855) 859-2056; the international number is (404) 537-3406. The replay access code is 29977730.
Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Abiomed, Inc. is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support. Our products are designed to enable the heart to rest by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping of the heart. For additional information, please visit: www.abiomed.com
This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding development of Abiomed's existing and new products, the Company's progress toward commercial growth, and future opportunities and expected regulatory approvals. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements based upon a number of factors, including uncertainties associated with development, testing and related regulatory approvals, including the potential for future losses, complex manufacturing, high quality requirements, dependence on limited sources of supply, competition, technological change, government regulation, litigation matters, future capital needs and uncertainty of additional financing, and other risks and challenges detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
|Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|(in thousands, except share data)|
|December 31, 2013||March 31, 2013|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 22,631||$ 9,451|
|Short-term marketable securities||56,944||67,256|
|Accounts receivable, net||22,958||22,946|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||2,377||2,022|
|Total current assets||119,729||116,605|
|Long-term marketable securities||27,784||11,406|
|Property and equipment, net||7,022||6,549|
|Total assets||$ 193,365||$ 169,999|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable||$ 6,066||$ 7,696|
|Total current liabilities||26,435||27,056|
|Long-term deferred tax liability||6,234||5,554|
|Other long-term liabilities||239||309|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Class B Preferred Stock, $.01 par value||--||--|
|Authorized - 1,000,000 shares; Issued and outstanding - none|
|Common stock, $.01 par value||409||397|
|Authorized - 100,000,000 shares; Issued - 40,972,146 shares at December 31, 2013 and 39,788,383 shares at March 31, 2013;|
|Outstanding - 39,765,779 shares at December 31, 2013 and 38,601,384 shares at March 31, 2013|
|Additional paid in capital||431,754||414,810|
|Treasury stock at cost - 1,206,367 shares at December 31, 2013 and 1,186,999 shares at March 31, 2013||(16,554)||(16,129)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(620)||(3,737)|
|Total stockholders' equity||160,457||137,080|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 193,365||$ 169,999|
|Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(in thousands, except share data)|
| Three Months Ended |
| Nine Months Ended |
|Product revenue||$ 46,141||$ 38,112||$ 133,038||$ 114,078|
|Funded research and development||54||138||172||372|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Cost of product revenue||9,458||8,130||27,208||22,770|
|Research and development||7,779||6,259||22,787||18,825|
|Selling, general and administrative||24,364||20,943||78,530||60,333|
|Amortization of intangible assets||--||--||--||111|
|Income from operations||4,594||2,918||4,685||12,411|
|Investment income, net||37||1||78||--|
|Other income, net||20||324||5||311|
|Income before income tax provision||4,651||3,243||4,768||12,722|
|Income tax provision||258||559||1,039||1,450|
|Net income||$ 4,393||$ 2,684||$ 3,729||$ 11,272|
|Basic net income per share||$ 0.11||$ 0.07||$ 0.10||$ 0.29|
|Basic weighted average shares outstanding||39,592||39,417||39,179||39,331|
|Diluted net income per share||$ 0.11||$ 0.07||$ 0.09||$ 0.27|
|Diluted weighted average shares outstanding||41,726||40,865||41,315||41,418|
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