Earnings Details
4th Quarter March 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM
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Abiomed (ABMD) reported 4th Quarter March 2018 earnings of $0.80 per share on revenue of $174.4 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.64 per share on revenue of $163.8 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.68 per share. Revenue grew 39.9% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fiscal 2019 revenue of $740.0 million to $770.0 million. The current consensus estimate is revenue of $745.1 million for the year ending March 31, 2019.

Abiomed Inc is engaged in providing mechanical circulatory support devices and it offers a continuum of care in heart recovery to heart failure patients.

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$174.4 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$163.8 Mil
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Earnings Release

Abiomed Announces Q4 FY 2018 Revenue of $174 Million, Up 40%, and Total Year Revenue of $594 Million, Up 33%, Over Prior Year

DANVERS, Mass., May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABIOMED, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart recovery and support technologies, today reported fourth quarter fiscal 2018 revenue of $174.4 million, an increase of 40% compared to revenue of $124.7 million for the same period of fiscal 2017.  For fiscal year 2018, total revenue was $593.7 million, up 33% compared to revenue of $445.3 million and operating income was $157.1 million, up 74% compared to operating income of $90.1 million in fiscal year 2017.

Recent financial and operating highlights include:

  • Worldwide Impella® heart pump revenue for the quarter totaled $168.3 million, an increase of 42% compared to revenue of $118.9 million during the same period of the prior fiscal year.  Full year worldwide Impella heart pump revenue totaled $570.9 million for fiscal 2018, an increase of 35% compared to revenue of $423.7 million for the prior year.
  • U.S. Impella heart pump revenue for the quarter totaled $146.2 million, an increase of 35% compared to revenue of $108.2 million during the same period in the prior fiscal year with U.S. patient usage of the Impella heart pumps up 35%.  Full year U.S. Impella revenue totaled $505.1 million, up 30% compared to $387.5 million in the prior fiscal year with U.S. patient usage of the Impella heart pumps up 32%.
  • Outside the U.S., fourth quarter revenue from Impella heart pumps totaled $22.1 million and was up 107% over prior year, predominantly from Germany, which recorded $15.0 million, up 95% over prior year.  Full year revenue from Impella heart pumps outside of the U.S. totaled $65.7 million and was up 81% year over year, predominantly from Germany, which recorded $45.2 million, up 70%.  Additionally, the Company began its commercial launch in Japan in September and recorded $2.9 million in revenue for the fiscal year 2018.
  • Gross margin for fourth quarter 2018 was 82.7% compared to 84.6% in the fourth quarter of prior fiscal year. For the full fiscal year 2018, gross margin was 83.4% compared to 84.1% in the prior year.
  • Operating income for the fourth quarter was $47.6 million, or 27.3% operating margin, compared to $29.0 million, or 23.3% operating margin in the prior year. For the full fiscal year 2018, operating income was $157.1 million, or 26.5% of revenue, compared to $90.1 million, or 20.2% of revenue in the prior fiscal year.
  • Fourth quarter fiscal 2018 GAAP net income was $36.8 million or $0.80 per diluted share compared to $14.9 million or $0.33 per diluted share for the prior fiscal year. Full fiscal year 2018 GAAP net income was $112.2 million or $2.45 per diluted share compared to $52.1 million or $1.17 per diluted share for the prior fiscal year.
  • The Company generated $49.1 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, bringing the total to $399.8 million as of March 31, 2018. The Company currently has no debt.
  • On February 13, 2018, the Company received approval for an expanded FDA indication for cardiomyopathy, including peripartum cardiomyopathy and myocarditis, with cardiogenic shock and announced Abiomed’s Women's Initiative for Heart Recovery.
  • On February 14, 2018, the Company received approval for an expanded FDA indication for high risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures for severely complex patients with mild, moderate and severely depressed ejection fraction.
  • On March 30, 2018, the Company appointed new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Todd A. Trapp.
  • On April 2, 2018, the Company received FDA approval for Impella CP® with SmartAssist™ and Optical Sensor.
  • On April 4, 2018, the Company announced European Approval (CE Marking) for Impella 5.5™ and first patient treated at University Heart Center Hamburg in Germany.

“Abiomed delivered another record quarter and fiscal year. I am proud of our Patients First execution and operational discipline from research to manufacturing to customer support. We earned multiple global regulatory approvals in the US, Germany and Japan on new products, new indications and reimbursement,” said Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, ABIOMED, Inc.  “Fiscal 2019 is positioned to be another outstanding year and we appreciate the investment from our shareholders. I am also grateful to the dedicated employees and customers that have enabled us to serve our patients and achieve our corporate goals around heart recovery.”

The Company is giving its fiscal year 2019 guidance for total revenues to be in the range of $740 million to $770 million, an increase of 25% to 30% over the prior year. The Company is also giving its fiscal year 2019 guidance for GAAP operating margin to be in the range of 28% to 30%.

The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results at 8 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The conference call releasing full quarterly results will be hosted by Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Todd A. Trapp, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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. ET May 3, 2018 through 11:00 a.m. ET on May 10, 2018. The replay phone number is (855) 859-2056; the international number is (404) 537-3406. The replay access code is 448 8806.

The ABIOMED logo, ABIOMED, IMPELLA, IMPELLA 2.5, IMPELLA 5.0, IMPELLA LD, IMPELLA CP, IMPELLA RP, IMPELLA BTR, IMPELLA 5.5, and IMPELLA ECP are registered marks or trademarks of ABIOMED, Inc., and are registered in the U.S. and certain foreign countries. AB5000 and cVAD REGISTRY, Recovering hearts. Saving lives. are trademarks of ABIOMED, Inc.  

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.

For further information please contact: 

Ingrid Goldberg,
Director, Investor Relations

Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(in thousands, except share data) 
  March 31, 2018 March 31, 2017 
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents $  42,975  $  39,040  
Short-term marketable securities    319,274     190,908  
Accounts receivable, net     70,010     54,055  
Inventories     50,204     34,931  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets    11,808     8,024  
Total current assets    494,271     326,958  
Long-term marketable securities    37,502     47,143  
Property and equipment, net    117,167     87,777  
Goodwill    35,808     31,045  
In-process research and development    16,705     14,482  
Long-term deferred tax assets, net    70,746     34,723  
Other assets    14,176     8,286  
Total assets $  786,375  $  550,414  
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable $  23,565  $  20,620  
Accrued expenses    46,147     37,703  
Deferred revenue    14,970     10,495  
Current portion of capital lease obligation    —     799  
Total current liabilities    84,682     69,617  
Other long-term liabilities    776     3,251  
Contingent consideration    10,490     9,153  
Long-term deferred tax liabilities    903     783  
Capital lease obligation, net of current portion    —     15,539  
Total liabilities    96,851     98,343  
Commitments and contingencies     
Stockholders' equity:     
Class B Preferred Stock, $.01 par value    —     —  
Authorized - 1,000,000 shares; Issued and outstanding - none     
Common stock, $.01 par value    444     437  
Authorized - 100,000,000 shares; Issued - 46,100,649 shares at March 31, 2018 and 45,249,281 shares at March 31, 2017;     
Outstanding - 44,375,337 shares at March 31, 2018 and 43,673,286 shares at March 31, 2017     
Additional paid in capital    619,905     565,962  
Retained earnings (Accumulated deficit)    140,457     (46,959) 
Treasury stock at cost - 1,725,312 shares at March 31, 2018 and 1,575,995 shares at March 31, 2017    (67,078)    (46,763) 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (4,204)    (20,606) 
Total stockholders' equity    689,524     452,071  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $  786,375  $  550,414  


Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 Fiscal Years Ended
March 31,
 2018  2017  2018  2017 
Revenue$  174,436  $  124,680  $  593,749  $  445,304 
Costs and expenses:           
Cost of revenue    30,098     19,261     98,581     70,627 
Research and development    21,270     16,325     75,297     66,386 
Selling, general and administrative    75,501     60,100     262,734     218,153 
    126,869     95,686     436,612     355,166 
Income from operations   47,567     28,994     157,137     90,138 
Other income:           
Investment income, net   1,303     486     3,688     1,554 
Other (expense) income, net   (363)    (124)    (388)    (349)
    940     362     3,300     1,205 
Income before income taxes   48,507     29,356     160,437     91,343 
Income tax provision   11,660     14,457     48,267     39,227 
Net income$  36,847  $  14,899  $  112,170  $  52,116 
Basic net income per share$  0.83  $  0.34  $  2.54  $  1.21 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   44,320     43,579     44,153     43,238 
Diluted net income per share$  0.80  $  0.33  $  2.45  $  1.17 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   46,141     44,924     45,849     44,658 


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