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LDR Holding Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LDR Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:LDRH), a global medical device company focused on designing and commercializing novel and proprietary surgical technologies for the treatment of patients suffering from spine disorders, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Second Quarter 2015 Revenue Highlights

  • Total revenue in the second quarter of 2015 increased 19.4% to $41.5 million, compared to $34.8 million in the second quarter of 2014. On a constant currency basis, total revenue grew 25.5%.
  • Revenue from exclusive technology products in the second quarter of 2015 grew 25.8% to $38.2 million, compared to $30.4 million in the second quarter of 2014. On a constant currency basis, exclusive technology products revenue grew 30.1%.
  • Revenue in the United States increased 26.4% to $33.3 million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $26.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, and represented 80.2% of total revenue.
  • International revenue decreased 2.3% during the second quarter of 2015 to $8.2 million compared to $8.4 million in the second quarter of 2014. On a constant currency basis, international revenue increased 22.6%.

Revenue from sales of the Company's exclusive cervical products grew 36.5%, or 41.5% on a constant currency basis, in the second quarter of 2015 to $28.6 million, compared with $21.0 million in the second quarter of 2014, due principally to the growth from sales of the Mobi-C® cervical disc. Additionally, revenue from LDR's exclusive lumbar products in the second quarter increased 2.0%, or 4.8% on a constant currency basis, to $9.6 million, compared with $9.4 million in the second quarter of 2014. Along with growth in the Company's non-fusion products, led by Mobi-C, sales of LDR's VerteBRIDGE® fusion products for both the cervical and lumbar spine continued to grow, in part, because surgeons who were trained on the use of Mobi-C were introduced to the VerteBRIDGE exclusive technology product lines for use in surgical cases where fusion is appropriate.

Christophe Lavigne, President and Chief Executive Officer of LDR, commented, "I am pleased to announce that in June 2015, we received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for our Avenue® T posterior transforaminal interbody fusion cage. Avenue T is our first posterior interbody solution for the lumbar spine incorporating VerteBRIDGE Plating Technology." He added, "We believe that Avenue T, along with our other current and planned exclusive lumbar technologies, enables a new vision for the instrumented surgical treatment of the degenerative lumbar spine. The Minimal Implant Volume concept, or MIVo, is a new surgical philosophy, which, in the lumbar spine, extends the benefits of VerteBRIDGE to new applications. We believe this approach may allow surgeons to reduce the volume of spinal implant hardware by 45% to 60% as compared to traditional pedicle screw constructs, reduce the trauma and soft tissue disruption through a minimally invasive surgical approach and preserve surgical revision options if necessary in the future. The MIVo approach avoids the use of pedicle screws through the combination of the benefits of the primary stability provided by VerteBRIDGE Plating Technology with less invasive additional posterior stabilization such as our InterBRIDGE® interspinous fusion device."

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2015 was $34.7 million and gross margin was 83.6%, compared to gross profit of $28.9 million and gross margin of 83.1% for the second quarter of 2014. The improvement in gross margin is due to geographic mix and better freight rate management, partially offset by royalties due to product mix.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2015 was $5.8 million, or $0.22 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.3 million, or $0.09 per share, for the same quarter a year ago.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2015 was $(0.7) million compared to adjusted EBITDA of $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2014.

Mr. Lavigne added, "During the second quarter, two papers related to our unique technologies were published, one in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques and another in Spine, including the four-year data from the PMA trial on Mobi-C versus fusion for one-level, and one and two-level cervical disc disease, respectively, adding to the clinical publications supporting our technologies. Moreover, we are excited to announce that there will be three podium presentations on the long-term, five-year evidence on Mobi-C versus fusion for one and two-level disc disease at the North American Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting October 14-17, 2015 in Chicago, IL. We believe that these podium presentations, complementing five podium presentations at NASS 2014 last November, and presentations made at other international spine societies during 2015, are important in establishing Mobi-C as the leading cervical non-fusion option for surgeons and their patients."

He continued, "We continued to execute on our Horizon 2016 plan in the second quarter, making investments in sales, marketing, physician education and reimbursement to develop and adapt our organization to take advantage of our 'first mover' position with Mobi-C being the only FDA-approved two-level cervical disc replacement solution."

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of June 30, 2015, LDR had $62.6 million in cash and cash equivalents, $74.4 million in working capital (including cash and cash equivalents) and $24.2 million in debt.

2015 Guidance

Based on LDR's results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, the Company is raising its expected revenue growth for the full year 2015 to be in the range of 19.0% to 20.0%, before any foreign exchange impact. This implies revenues, before any foreign exchange impact, in the range of approximately $168.1 million to $169.5 million for the full year 2015. Based on current foreign exchange rates, changes in foreign exchange rates are expected to negatively impact 2015 revenue by 4.0% to 5.0%.

Conference Call

LDR Holding Corporation will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its second quarter and fiscal year 2015 financial results. The conference call will be available to interested parties through a live audio webcast available through LDR's website at www.ldr.com. Those without internet access may join the call from within the United States by dialing (877) 312-5637; outside the United States, by dialing (253) 237-1149.

A telephone replay will be available for two weeks following the call by dialing (855) 859-2056 for domestic participants and (404) 537-3406 for international participants. When prompted, please enter the replay pin number 85610347. For those who are not available to listen to the live webcast, the call will be archived for 90 days on LDR's website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release include the intent, belief or current expectations of LDR and members of its management team with respect to LDR's future business operations as well as the assumptions upon which such statements are based. Forward-looking statements include specifically, but are not limited to, LDR's market opportunities, growth, future revenues, future products, market acceptance of its products, sales and financial results and such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as the timing and success of new product introductions, physician acceptance, endorsement, and use of LDR's products, regulatory matters, competitor activities, changes in and adoption of reimbursement rates, potential product recalls, effects of global economic conditions and changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated within this press release can also be found in LDR's Risk Factors disclosure in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on February 20, 2015, and in LDR's other filings with the SEC. LDR disclaims any responsibility to update any forward-looking statements.

About LDR Holding Corporation

LDR Holding Corporation is a global medical device company focused on designing and commercializing novel and proprietary surgical technologies for the treatment of patients suffering from spine disorders. LDR's primary products are based on its exclusive VerteBRIDGE fusion and Mobi non-fusion technology platforms and are designed for applications in the cervical and lumbar spine. These technologies are designed to enable products that are less invasive, provide greater intra-operative flexibility, offer simplified surgical techniques and promote improved clinical outcomes for patients as compared to existing alternatives. In August 2013, LDR received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Mobi-C cervical disc replacement device, the first and only cervical disc replacement device to receive FDA approval to treat both one-level and two-level cervical disc disease. For more information regarding LDR Holding, visit www.ldr.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement LDR's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), LDR uses certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as Adjusted EBITDA and revenue on a constant currency basis, in this press release and accompanying tables.

Management defines EBITDA as net income (loss) plus interest (income) expense, net, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA plus stock-based compensation expense and other interest (expense), net. The Company presents Adjusted EBITDA because management believes it is a useful indicator of operating performance. LDR's management uses Adjusted EBITDA principally as a measure of operating performance and believes that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in their evaluation of the operating performance of companies in industries similar to LDR. Management also uses Adjusted EBITDA for planning purposes, including the preparation of the annual operating budget and financial projections.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for a measure of the Company's liquidity or operating performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and is not indicative of operating income (loss) from operations as determined under GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations that should be considered before using this measure to evaluate the Company's liquidity or financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA does not include certain expenses that may be necessary to review LDR's operating results and liquidity requirements. Management's definition and calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may differ from that of other companies.

Management calculates revenue on a constant currency basis by using the average foreign exchange rates for each month during the previous year and applying these rates to foreign-denominated revenue in the corresponding months in the current quarter. The difference between revenue calculated based on these foreign exchange rates and revenue calculated in accordance with GAAP is referred to as the foreign exchange impact on revenue. Management uses revenue on a constant currency basis to improve comparability between periods as though fluctuations from changes in foreign currency did not exist.

Revenue on a constant currency basis should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for revenue prepared in accordance with GAAP as it is not indicative of revenue as determined under GAAP. Management's calculation of revenue on a constant currency basis may differ from that of other companies.

A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this release to the most comparable U.S. GAAP measures for the respective periods can be found in a table later in this release immediately following the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

LDR HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
June 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
Unaudited
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 62,610 $ 73,883
Accounts receivable, net 26,842 26,484
Inventory, net 28,260 24,996
Other current assets 5,106 4,864
Prepaid expenses 1,351 1,419
Deferred tax asset, current 270 296
Total current assets 124,439 131,942
Property and equipment, net 20,201 19,025
Goodwill 6,621 6,621
Intangible assets, net 3,633 3,858
Deferred tax assets 730 192
Other assets 543 171
Total assets $ 156,167 $ 161,809
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 9,569 $ 8,302
Accrued expenses 17,259 19,366
Line of credit, net of discount 18,166
Short-term financing 4,285 4,343
Current portion of long-term debt 810 1,009
Total current liabilities 50,089 33,020
Line of credit, net of discount 18,166
Long-term debt, net of discount and current portion 981 1,422
Deferred tax liabilities 676 740
Other long-term liabilities 840 760
Total liabilities 52,586 54,108
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 27 27
Treasury stock at cost (8) (8)
Additional paid-in capital 213,768 205,920
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (6,459) (3,500)
Accumulated deficit (103,747) (94,738)
Total stockholders' equity 103,581 107,701
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 156,167 $ 161,809
LDR HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue $ 41,509 $ 34,752 $ 80,624 $ 65,820
Cost of goods sold 6,825 5,857 13,268 11,113
Gross profit 34,684 28,895 67,356 54,707
Operating expenses:
Research and development 2,806 3,084 5,819 6,478
Sales and marketing 27,412 20,713 53,796 39,628
General and administrative 9,544 6,893 18,080 13,415
Total operating expenses 39,762 30,690 77,695 59,521
Operating loss (5,078) (1,795) (10,339) (4,814)
Other operating income (expense):
Other income (expense) (889) 78 1,955 37
Interest income 2 19 3 19
Interest expense (184) (226) (369) (508)
Total other income (expense), net (1,071) (129) 1,589 (452)
Loss before income taxes (6,149) (1,924) (8,750) (5,266)
Income tax expense 324 (404) (259) (561)
Net loss (5,825) (2,328) (9,009) (5,827)
Other comprehensive loss:
Foreign currency translation 800 (196) (2,960) (244)
Comprehensive loss $ (5,025) $ (2,524) $ (11,969) $ (6,071)
Net loss per common share:
Basic and diluted $ (0.22) $ (0.09) $ (0.34) $ (0.24)
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted 26,889,622 24,899,929 26,827,521 24,494,117
LDR HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Operating activities:
Net loss $ (5,825) $ (2,328) $ (9,009) $ (5,827)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities:
Bad debt expense 261 148 471 350
Provision for excess and obsolete inventories 660 (28) 744 396
Depreciation and amortization 1,565 1,164 3,007 2,123
Stock-based compensation 2,807 1,343 5,198 2,383
Amortization of debt issuance costs 4 4 8 10
Deferred income tax expense (537) 73 (537) 165
Loss on disposal of assets 39 46 47 151
Unrealized foreign currency gains 1,126 304 (1,388) 251
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Cash restricted for line of credit agreement 2,000 2,000
Accounts receivable 179 (956) (1,313) (1,272)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,536 187 (384) (951)
Inventory (2,707) (2,731) (5,100) (6,254)
Other assets (370) (31) (370) (28)
Accounts payable 716 782 1,137 1,809
Accrued expenses (4,625) 1,385 (2,195) 706
Other long-term liabilities 200
Net cash used in (provided by) operating activities (2,171) 1,362 (9,484) (3,988)
Investing activities:
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 18 12 48 12
Purchase of intangible assets (214) (232) (425) (411)
Purchase of property and equipment (2,323) (2,138) (3,775) (2,833)
Net cash used in investing activities (2,519) (2,358) (4,152) (3,232)
Financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock in public offering 36,628 36,628
Stock issuance costs (2,632) (2,632)
Exercise of stock options 1,426 312 2,114 523
Proceeds from issuance of stock under Employee Stock Purchase Plan 258 407 775 1,761
Proceeds from Employee Stock Purchase Plan 175 72 175 72
Purchase of treasury stock (8) (8)
Net proceeds (payments) on short-term financings 230 1,141 99 (511)
Payments on capital leases (4) (11) (8) (24)
Proceeds from long-term debt 96 96
Payments on long-term debt (260) (474) (528) (944)
Net cash provided by financing activities 1,921 35,435 2,723 34,865
Effect of exchange rate on cash (31) 4 (360) (40)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (2,800) 34,443 (11,273) 27,605
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 65,410 49,840 73,883 56,678
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 62,610 $ 84,283 $ 62,610 $ 84,283
LDR HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NET LOSS TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except margin percentages)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Net loss $ (5,825) $ (2,328) $ (9,009) $ (5,827)
Interest (income) expense, net 182 207 366 489
Income tax (benefit) expense (324) 404 259 561
Depreciation and amortization $ 1,565 $ 1,164 $ 3,007 $ 2,123
EBITDA $ (4,402) $ (553) $ (5,377) $ (2,654)
Stock-based compensation $ 2,807 $ 1,343 $ 5,198 $ 2,383
Other (income) expense, net $ 889 $ (78) $ (1,955) $ (37)
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA $ (706) $ 712 $ (2,134) $ (308)
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin (1.7)% 2.0% (2.6)% (0.5)%
LDR HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP REVENUE TO NON-GAAP REVENUE ON A CONSTANT CURRENCY BASIS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended June 30,




GAAP
Foreign
Exchange
Impact on
International
Revenue
Non-GAAP
Revenue on
a Constant
Currency
Basis (1)




GAAP


2015 on a Constant
Currency Basis /
2014
2015 2015 2015 2014 $ %
Revenue in the United States $ 33,293 $ — $ 33,293 $ 26,341 $ 6,952 26.4%
International revenue 8,216 2,100 10,316 8,411 1,905 22.6
Total revenue $ 41,509 $ 2,100 $ 43,609 $ 34,752 $ 8,857 25.5
Exclusive cervical products $ 28,630 $ 1,053 $ 29,683 $ 20,980 $ 8,703 41.5%
Exclusive lumbar products 9,603 262 9,865 9,415 450 4.8
Exclusive technology products 38,233 1,315 39,548 30,395 9,153 30.1
Traditional fusion products 3,276 785 4,061 4,357 (296) (6.8)
Total revenue $ 41,509 $ 2,100 $ 43,609 $ 34,752 $ 8,857 25.5
Six Months Ended June 30,




GAAP
Foreign
Exchange
Impact on
International
Revenue
Non-GAAP
Revenue on
a Constant
Currency
Basis (1)




GAAP


2015 on a Constant
Currency Basis /
2014
2015 2015 2015 2014 $ %
Revenue in the United States $ 64,613 $ — $ 64,613 $ 49,503 $ 15,110 30.5%
International revenue 16,011 3,806 19,817 16,317 3,500 21.5
Total revenue $ 80,624 $ 3,806 $ 84,430 $ 65,820 $ 18,610 28.3
Exclusive cervical products $ 55,116 $ 1,845 $ 56,961 $ 38,770 $ 18,191 46.9%
Exclusive lumbar products 19,017 535 19,552 18,297 1,255 6.9
Exclusive technology products 74,133 2,380 76,513 57,067 19,446 34.1
Traditional fusion products 6,491 1,426 7,917 8,753 (836) (9.6)
Total revenue $ 80,624 $ 3,806 $ 84,430 $ 65,820 $ 18,610 28.3
(1) Revenue on a constant currency basis is calculated using the average foreign exchange rates for each month periods during the previous year and applying these rates to foreign-denominated revenue in the corresponding months in the current quarter. The difference between revenue calculated based on these foreign exchange rates and revenue calculated in accordance with GAAP is listed as foreign exchange impact in the table above.

CONTACT: Robert McNamara Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer LDR Holding Corporation (512) 344-3333 Matthew Norman Director, Investor Relations LDR Holding Corporation (512) 344-3408Source:LDR Holding Corporation