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Natus Medical Announces Record Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

  • Record second quarter non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.34
  • Achieves second quarter 63.2% non-GAAP gross margin and 18.5% non-GAAP operating margin
  • Increases full year 2015 non-GAAP earnings guidance

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ:BABY) today announced financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, the Company reported revenue of $91.9 million, an increase of 6.5% compared to $86.3 million reported for the second quarter 2014. On a constant currency basis, revenue increased 8.0% to $93.4 million, after adjusting for a $1.5 million foreign currency impact. GAAP net income was $9.9 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, compared with GAAP net income of $7.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted share in the second quarter 2014.

The Company reported non-GAAP net income of $11.2 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 25.8% over the prior year of $8.9 million. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share was $0.34 for the second quarter 2015, compared to $0.28 in the second quarter 2014.

For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company reported revenue of $181.3 million, an increase of 5.5% compared to $171.9 million reported for the same period in 2014. On a constant currency basis, year-to-date revenue increased 7.4% to $184.6 million, after adjusting for a $3.3 million foreign currency impact. GAAP net income was $18.4 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, compared with net income of $14.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2014.

The Company reported non-GAAP net income of $21.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 24.4% over the prior year of $17.2 million. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share increased to $0.65 for the second quarter 2015 from $0.53 per diluted share reported for the same period in the previous year.

Cash and cash equivalents increased by $6.2 million to $73.2 million during the quarter. The Company repurchased $4.2 million of company stock during the second quarter.

"I am very pleased with our second quarter results as we achieved record revenues and earnings. Both revenue and earnings exceeded our guidance. I am also pleased that we were able to achieve these results in the face of a $1.5 million negative currency effect on revenue during the quarter," said Jim Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

"I am most satisfied with our second quarter 63.2% non-GAAP gross profit margin as well as our 18.5% non-GAAP operating profit margin. Achieving this outstanding gross margin confirms our belief that Natus can become a 65% gross margin business in the future. We continue to drive to our full year 18% operating profit margin goal for 2015 as well as our long term operating profit goal of 20%," Mr. Hawkins continued. "Both our Neurodiagnostic and Newborn Care businesses performed well in the quarter led by outstanding performance in our domestic markets. Our new service business initiatives, Peloton, GND and NicView all reported record revenues in the quarter. We also expanded our service franchise during the quarter as Natus signed a five year, $32.5 million Hearing Screening Coordination contract with the State of California. This contract commissions Natus to work with hospitals and caregivers to monitor infant hearing screening, diagnostics and intervention activities for the State of California to ensure that infants with hearing loss are identified and directed to treatment as soon as possible. This contract started July 1st. We believe each of these new service initiatives continue to have substantial growth opportunities in the quarters and years ahead. These new initiatives are the beginning of an expanded service business and they position Natus for accelerated revenue growth and record earnings in 2015," said Hawkins.

Financial Guidance

The Company provided revenue and earnings guidance for the third quarter and increased its earnings guidance for the full year 2015.

For the third quarter of 2015, the Company expects revenue of $93.0 million to $94.0 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.37 to $0.38.

The Company increased its non-GAAP earnings guidance for the full year 2015 and now expects to report non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.50 to $1.52, an increase from previous guidance of $1.47 to $1.51. Full year 2015 revenue guidance was unchanged at $376 million to $378 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, certain discreet tax items, direct costs of acquisitions and the related tax effects. A reconciliation between non-GAAP and GAAP financial measures is included in 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 22, 2015. Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing 1-866-318-8620 or domestic callers, or 1-617-399-5139 for international callers, and entering reservation code 47017089. 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 19686724.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 and services used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments in neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, newborn care, hearing impairment 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 goals of revenue growth and improved margins, revenue and non‑GAAP profitability in the second quarter and full year 2015. These statements relate to estimates and assumptions regarding future events including Natus' future financial performance. These statements 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 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, 2014 and in other reports filed from time to time by Natus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

NATUS MEDICAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Quarter Ended Year to Date
June 30, 2015 June 30, 2014 June 30, 2015 June 30, 2014
Revenue $ 91,937 $ 86,325 $ 181,332 $ 171,948
Cost of revenue 33,844 35,500 68,948 69,480
Intangibles amortization 683 156 1,366 1,202
Gross profit 57,410 50,669 111,018 101,266
Gross profit margin 62.4% 58.7% 61.2% 58.9%
Operating expenses:
Marketing and selling 22,108 22,061 42,850 42,690
Research and development 7,309 7,634 14,167 14,811
General and administrative 11,656 10,165 23,208 21,798
Intangibles amortization 2,174 646 3,129 1,782
Restructuring 161 218 316 853
Total operating expenses 43,408 40,724 83,670 81,934
Income from operations 14,002 9,945 27,348 19,332
Other income/(expense), net (380) 795 (1,210) 1,107
Income before tax 13,622 10,740 26,138 20,439
Provision for income tax expense 3,771 3,279 7,691 6,223
Net income $ 9,851 $ 7,461 $ 18,447 $ 14,216
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.31 $ 0.24 $ 0.57 $ 0.45
Diluted $ 0.30 $ 0.23 $ 0.56 $ 0.44
Weighted-average shares:
Basic 32,273 31,424 32,201 31,244
Diluted 33,204 32,444 33,158 32,315
NATUS MEDICAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited)
(in thousands)
June 30, March 31, December 31,
2015 2015 2014
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 73,238 $ 66,999 $ 66,558
Accounts receivable, net 83,341 81,990 82,277
Inventories 44,873 41,371 40,051
Other current assets 26,909 27,879 28,919
Total current assets 228,361 218,239 217,805
Property and equipment, net 18,351 18,214 17,923
Goodwill and intangible assets 198,785 198,758 189,077
Other assets 8,361 8,529 10,016
Total assets $ 453,858 $ 443,740 $ 434,821
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 19,270 $ 22,253 $ 21,371
Accrued liabilities 35,988 37,122 36,024
Deferred revenue 11,112 12,014 11,745
Total current liabilities 66,370 71,389 69,140
Long-term liabilities:
Other long-term liabilities 13,722 13,786 12,966
Total liabilities 80,092 85,175 82,106
Total stockholders' equity 373,766 358,565 352,715
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 453,858 $ 443,740 $ 434,821
NATUS MEDICAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP ADJUSTMENTS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Quarter Ended Year to Date
June 30, 2015 June 30, 2014 June 30, 2015 June 30, 2014
GAAP based results:
Income before provision for income tax $ 13,622 $ 10,740 $ 26,138 $ 20,439
Restatement adjustment 360 (346)
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Amortization of intangibles:
Cost of revenue 683 156 1,366 1,202
Marketing and selling 1,820 (32) 2,422 757
Research and development 354 678 707 1,025
Restructuring charges (G&A) 161 218 316 853
Direct costs of acquisitions (G&A) 144 339
Non-GAAP income before provision for income tax 16,640 12,264 30,949 24,269
Income tax expense, as adjusted 5,482 3,336 9,518 7,050
Non-GAAP net income $ 11,158 $ 8,928 $ 21,431 $ 17,219
Non-GAAP earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.35 $ 0.28 $ 0.67 $ 0.55
Diluted $ 0.34 $ 0.28 $ 0.65 $ 0.53
Weighted-average shares used to compute
Basic non-GAAP earnings per share 32,273 31,424 32,201 31,244
Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share 33,204 32,444 33,158 32,315
GAAP Gross profit $ 57,410 $ 50,669 $ 111,018 $ 101,266
Restatement adjustment 360 (346)
Amortization of intangibles 683 156 1,366 1,202
Non-GAAP Gross Profit $ 58,093 $ 51,185 $ 112,384 $ 102,122
Non-GAAP Gross Margin 63.2% 59.3% 62.0% 59.4%
GAAP Operating profit $ 14,002 $ 9,945 $ 27,348 $ 19,332
Restatement adjustment 360 (346)
Amortization of intangibles 2,857 802 4,495 2,984
Restructuring and other charges 161 362 316 1,192
Non-GAAP Operating profit $ 17,020 $ 11,469 $ 32,159 $ 23,162
Non-GAAP Operating margin 18.5% 13.3% 17.7% 13.5%

CONTACT: Natus Medical Incorporated Jonathan A. Kennedy Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (925) 223-6700 InvestorRelations@Natus.com

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