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Natus Medical Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

  • Achieves Record Fourth Quarter non-GAAP Earnings Per Share of $0.51
  • Achieves Fourth Quarter 20.3% non-GAAP Operating Margin
  • Achieves Fourth Quarter Non-GAAP Gross Margin of 63.9%

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ:BABY) today announced financial results for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2015.

For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015, the Company reported revenue of $100.0 million, an increase of 6.4% compared to $94.0 million reported for the fourth quarter 2014. On a constant currency basis, revenue would have increased 7.6% to $101.2 million. GAAP net income was $8.5 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared with GAAP net income of $10.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share in the fourth quarter 2014.

The Company reported non-GAAP net income of $17.0 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015, an increase of 29.8% over the prior year of $13.1 million. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share increased 27.5% to $0.51 for the fourth quarter 2015, compared to $0.40 in the fourth quarter 2014.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, the Company reported revenue of $375.9 million, an increase of 5.6% compared to $355.8 million reported for the same period in 2014. On a constant currency basis, year-to-date revenue would have increased 7.2% to $381.6 million. GAAP net income was $37.9 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, compared with net income of $32.5 million, or $1.00 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The Company reported non-GAAP net income of $51.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, an increase of 25.7% over the prior year of $40.9 million. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share increased 23.0% to $1.55 for the full year 2015 from $1.26 per diluted share reported for the previous year.

The Company recorded a one-time charge of approximately $5 million during the fourth quarter relating to the recall of a certain phototherapy product that was marketed and sold between 2004 and 2008. The recall is expected to be completed during the second half of 2016.

Excluding share repurchases and acquisitions, cash and cash equivalents increased by $4.9 million to $82.5 million during the quarter. The Company repurchased $2.2 million of its stock during the fourth quarter.

"2015 was truly a great year for Natus. Fourth quarter revenues hit $100 million for the first time in our history and our annual non-GAAP earnings per share grew 23%. Our profit margins set record levels during the quarter and the full year as we achieved non-GAAP gross margins of 63.9% for the quarter and 62.6% for the year. Our non-GAAP operating margin was 20.3% during the quarter and 19.0% for the year, clearly exceeding our 2015 annual goal of 18%. As previously announced, the revenue shortfall in the quarter versus our guidance was due to a delay in our Venezuela order," said Jim Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

"As we enter 2016, I remain extremely optimistic about our new service initiatives: Peloton, GND and NicView. They all have tremendous revenue and profitability growth potential over the coming years. We also expect organic growth in both our core neurology and newborn care business units giving 2016 the potential to be another exciting year at Natus," said Hawkins.

Financial Guidance

On January 11, 2016, the Company provided revenue and earnings guidance for the first quarter and the full year 2016.

For the first quarter of 2016, the Company provided revenue guidance of $96.5 million to $97.5 million and guided non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.34 to $0.35.

For the full year 2016, the Company provided revenue guidance of $445.0 million to $450.0 million and guided non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.84 to $1.88.

The revenue guidance provided by the Company on January 11, 2016 included revenue from our recently signed Venezuela supply contract of approximately $5.0 million for the first quarter of 2016 and $60.0 million revenue for the full year 2016.

The Company's non-GAAP earnings guidance excludes amortization of acquisition related intangibles, acquisition related charges, restructuring charges, product recall costs 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, January 27, 2016. Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing 1-888-765-3164 for domestic callers, or 1-503-406-4075 for international callers, and entering reservation code 23993319. A telephone replay will be available for 48 hours following the conclusion of the call by dialing 1-855-859-2056 for domestic callers, or 1-404-537-3406 for international callers, and entering reservation code 23993319. 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 for the fourth 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, negative effects of currency exchange rates, 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, risks associated with our Venezuela contract, risks associated with product recalls 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
December 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
December 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
Revenue$99,951 $94,010 $375,865 $355,834
Cost of revenue41,024 35,820 145,492 138,480
Intangibles amortization788 711 2,836 2,967
Gross profit58,139 57,479 227,537 214,387
Gross profit margin58.2% 61.1% 60.5% 60.2%
Operating expenses:
Marketing and selling22,330 22,915 87,675 85,729
Research and development8,567 7,828 30,434 30,100
General and administrative13,124 10,900 46,363 45,105
Intangibles amortization2,282 1,651 7,447 3,025
Restructuring1,787 541 2,145 4,581
Total operating expenses48,090 43,835 174,064 168,540
Income from operations10,049 13,644 53,473 45,847
Other income/(expense), net139 496 (1,063) 161
Income before tax10,188 14,140 52,410 46,008
Provision for income tax expense1,643 3,700 14,485 13,530
Net income$8,545 $10,440 $37,925 $32,478
Earnings per share:
Basic$0.26 $0.33 $1.17 $1.03
Diluted$0.26 $0.32 $1.14 $1.00
Weighted-average shares:
Basic32,358 31,916 32,348 31,499
Diluted33,130 32,908 33,241 32,568


NATUS MEDICAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited)
(in thousands)
December 31, September 30, December 31,
2015 2015 2014
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$82,469 $82,201 $66,558
Accounts receivable, net99,080 88,905 82,277
Inventories48,572 46,108 40,052
Other current assets25,425 30,310 28,920
Total current assets255,546 247,524 217,807
Property and equipment, net16,854 17,976 17,923
Goodwill and intangible assets193,115 195,588 189,077
Other assets14,535 8,794 10,015
Total assets$480,050 $469,882 $434,822
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$23,660 $24,199 $21,371
Accrued liabilities41,382 39,193 36,024
Deferred revenue11,311 10,191 11,745
Total current liabilities76,353 73,583 69,140
Long-term liabilities:
Other long-term liabilities12,843 15,538 12,967
Total liabilities89,196 89,121 82,107
Total stockholders’ equity390,854 380,761 352,715
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$480,050 $469,882 $434,822


NATUS MEDICAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP ADJUSTMENTS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Quarter Ended Year to Date
December 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
December 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
GAAP based results:
Income before provision for income tax$10,188 $14,140 $52,410 $46,008
Restatement adjustment 457
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Intangibles Amortization - Cost of revenue788 711 2,836 2,960
Intangibles Amortization - Operating expense2,282 1,053 7,447 3,187
Intangible asset impairment - Operating expense 598 598
Recall accrual4,975 4,975
Restructuring1,787 541 2,145 4,580
Direct costs of acquisitions (M&S)456 456
Direct costs of acquisitions (OI&E)144 144
Non-GAAP income before provision for income tax20,620 17,500 70,413 57,333
Income tax expense, as adjusted3,587 4,398 19,005 16,393
Non-GAAP net income$17,033 $13,102 $51,408 $40,940
Non-GAAP earnings per share:
Basic$0.53 $0.41 $1.59 $1.30
Diluted$0.51 $0.40 $1.55 $1.26
Weighted-average shares used to compute
Basic non-GAAP earnings per share32,358 31,916 32,348 31,499
Diluted non-GAAP earnings per share33,130 32,908 33,241 32,568
GAAP Gross profit58,139 57,479 227,537 214,387
Restatement adjustment 457
Amortization of intangibles788 711 2,836 2,960
Recall accrual4,975 4,975
Non-GAAP Gross Profit63,902 58,647 235,348 217,347
Non-GAAP Gross Margin63.9% 62.4% 62.6% 61.1%
GAAP Operating profit10,049 13,644 53,473 45,847
Restatement adjustment 457
Amortization of intangibles3,070 1,764 10,283 6,147
Intangible asset impairment 598 598
Recall accrual4,975 4,975
Restructuring and other costs2,243 541 2,601 4,580
Non-GAAP Operating profit20,337 17,004 71,332 57,172
Non-GAAP Operating margin20.3% 18.1% 19.0% 16.1%


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

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