Jul 27 2017
DANVERS, Massachusetts— Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, today reported first quarter fiscal 2018 revenue of $132.5 million, an increase of 29% compared to revenue of $103.0 million for the same period of fiscal 2017. First quarter fiscal 2018 GAAP net income was $37.4 million or $0.82 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $12.9 million or $0.29 per diluted share for the prior year period.
Financial and operating highlights during the first quarter of fiscal 2018 include:
• Fiscal first quarter worldwide revenue from Impella® heart pumps totaled $127.2 million, an increase of 30% compared to revenue of $97.8 million during the same period of the prior fiscal year. U.S. revenue from Impella heart pumps grew 28% to $114.7 million and U.S. Impella patient usage grew 27%.
• Outside the U.S., revenue from Impella heart pumps totaled $12.5 million and was up 53%, predominately from Germany, which grew 62% in revenue from the prior fiscal year.
• The installed base for Impella 2.5® heart pumps in the U.S. grew by an additional 16 hospitals, which made initial purchases of Impella heart pumps, bringing the installed customer base to 1,154 sites. The installed customer base for Impella CP® heart pumps grew by 46 new U.S. hospitals, bringing the total number of Impella CP sites to 1,062. The installed customer base for Impella 5.0® heart pumps grew by 19 new U.S. hospitals, bringing the total number of Impella 5.0 sites to 472.
• An additional 15 sites made initial purchases of the Impella RP® heart pumps during the quarter, bringing the total number to 142 sites.
• Gross margin for fiscal first quarter 2018 was 83.5% compared to 85.4% in the first quarter of fiscal 2017.
• Operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $33.1 million, or 25.0% operating margin, compared to $21.2 million, or 20.6% operating margin in the prior year period.
• First quarter fiscal 2018 GAAP net income was $37.4 million or $0.82 per diluted share, which benefited from the adoption of a new accounting standard that required $16.8 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, of excess tax benefits related to employee share-based compensation awards be recorded as a reduction of income tax expense. This compared to GAAP net income of $12.9 million or $0.29 per diluted share for the prior year period, before new accounting standards.
• The Company generated $12.0 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, totaling $289.1 million as of June 30, 2017, compared to $277.1 million at March 31, 2017. The Company incurs annual cash outlays in the first quarter and currently has no debt.
• The Company has recently received approval from the Japanese Ministry Health Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for reimbursement on Impella 2.5 and 5.0 Impella heart pumps and 10 physician societies have completed the hospital guidance document. At current exchange rates, reimbursement in Japan is estimated to be $24,000, equivalent to our Impella sales price in the U.S., and commences this September. We expect our first Japanese patient in September and are reiterating our controlled Impella launch at 10 hospitals by end of this fiscal year in March.
• On June 30, a new study of Abiomed’s Impella 2.5 heart pump demonstrated potential survival benefit with pre-PCI insertion in heart attacks with the left main coronary artery.
“We have been notified by MHLW of Japanese reimbursement for Impella beginning in September allowing our introduction into the world’s second largest medical device market,” said Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abiomed. “Our continued execution validates Abiomed as one of the fastest growing medical technology companies with increasing GAAP profitability and no debt. I am proud of our team’s ability to consistently achieve our strategic initiatives and execute on our tactical plan as Abiomed builds the Field of Heart Recovery.”
FISCAL YEAR 2018 OUTLOOK
The Company is increasing the lower end of its fiscal year 2018 revenue guidance by $5 million to a new range of $560 million to $575 million, an increase in revenue of 26% to 29% from the prior year. This compares to the prior forecast of $555 million to $575 million. The Company is maintaining its fiscal year guidance for GAAP operating margin in the range of 22% to 24%.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. EDT. Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Michael Tomsicek, 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 (855) 212-2361; the international number is (678) 809-1538. A replay of this conference call will be available beginning at 11 a.m. EDT July 27, 2017 through 11 a.m. EDT on July 30, 2017. The replay phone number is (855) 859-2056; the international number is (404) 537-3406. The replay access code is 51159965.
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.
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Ingrid Goldberg Ward
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