ABMD
$150.26
Abiomed
($3.71)
(2.41%)
Earnings Details
3rd Quarter December 2019
Thursday, February 06, 2020 7:00:00 AM
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Summary

Abiomed Reports In-line

Abiomed (ABMD) reported 3rd Quarter December 2019 earnings of $1.11 per share on revenue of $221.6 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.09 per share. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.11 per share. Revenue grew 10.5% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it continues to expect fiscal 2020 revenue of $846.0 million to $877.0 million. The current consensus estimate is revenue of $885.4 million for the year ending March 31, 2020.

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

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.11
Earnings Whisper
$1.11
Consensus Estimate
$1.09
Reported Revenue
$221.6 Mil
Revenue Estimate
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Abiomed Announces Q3 FY 2020 Revenue of $222 Million and 31.7% Operating Margin

DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart recovery and support technologies, today reported third quarter fiscal 2020 revenue of $221.6 million, an increase of 10% compared to revenue of $200.6 million for the same period of fiscal 2019. Operating income was $70.3 million, up 13%, compared to $62.4 million in the same period of fiscal 2019.

Financial and operating highlights for the third quarter fiscal 2020 include:

  • U.S. revenue totaled $185.6 million, an increase of 8% compared to revenue of $172.6 million during the same period of fiscal 2019 with U.S. patient usage of Impella heart pumps up 5%.
  • Abiomed had a strong start to the quarter across all geographies, highlighted by 24% global revenue growth and 16% growth in U.S. patient usage in October. The company was negatively impacted at a conference by two misleading presentations from observational databases representing less than 4% of our patients over the time period and excluded patients requiring escalation on IABP and all ECMO patients. These conclusions conflict with scientific protocols for observational databases and Impella outcomes reported in more robust, previously published, FDA-audited, peer-reviewed, real-world studies and randomized controlled trials. The totality of the Impella clinical data with 7 FDA studies, 5 post-approval studies and numerous physician-initiated studies demonstrates Impella is safe and effective for high-risk PCI, cardiogenic shock, and right heart failure. The response is detailed in our press release and video publication review.
  • Outside the U.S., revenue totaled $36.0 million, an increase of 29% compared to revenue of $28.0 million during the same period of fiscal 2019. Specifically, Japan revenue was $8.7 million in the quarter, up 61% compared to the same period of fiscal 2019.
  • Gross margin was 82.0% compared to 83.0% during the same period of fiscal 2019.
  • Operating income was $70.3 million, or 31.7% operating margin compared to $62.4 million, or 31.1% operating margin in the same period of fiscal 2019.
  • GAAP net income was $69.2 million, or $1.51 per diluted share, which includes a $17.8 million, or $0.39 per share, unrealized gain from our investment in Shockwave. This compares to GAAP net income of $44.9 million or $0.97 per diluted share for the prior fiscal year.
  • The company generated operating cash flow of $89.4 million in the third quarter and $228.3 million year to date, an increase of 26.0% versus prior year. As of December 31, 2019, the company had $595.5 million of cash and marketable securities and maintains no debt.
  • On October 31, the company announced the first U.S. patients treated with Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist. Designed for heart surgeons, Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist is the first and only forward flow heart pump designed for axillary implant with a smaller profile, weaning algorithms and gives patients the ability to ambulate which has been shown to improve outcomes. The Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist is being introduced in the U.S. through a controlled rollout at hospitals with established heart recovery protocols.
  • On November 14, the company announced a comprehensive publication review of cost and comparative effectiveness of Impella in high-risk PCI and cardiogenic shock. The data, from a robust body of US and European evidence from 2004 - 2019, includes the PROTECT II FDA randomized controlled trial, data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services MedPAR database and more than 20 peer-reviewed clinical publications on cost-effectiveness. It demonstrates that Impella use in high-risk PCI (Protected PCI) and cardiogenic shock, when compared to intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) or other therapies, is associated with improved patient outcomes and reduced costs.
  • On December 16, the company announced the initiation of the ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Door-to-Unloading (STEMI DTU) Pivotal Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT), which will explore whether unloading the heart’s left ventricle for 30 minutes with an Impella heart pump prior to opening blocked arteries will reduce infarct size after a heart attack and lead to a reduction in future heart failure rates. Abiomed announces today 12 patients have been enrolled and 10 of the 60 hospitals have IRB approval. If the STEMI DTU trial is successful, it could annually benefit 200,000 heart attack patients in the United States and more than 4 million patients outside the United States.
  • On January 13, the company presented at the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. A webcast of the presentation with automatic slide advance and animations is available on the investor section of our website.

“Abiomed remains steadfast on our goal of creating the new field of heart recovery and becoming the standard of care for circulatory support for high-risk PCI and cardiogenic shock,” said Abiomed Chairman, President and CEO, Michael R. Minogue. “Today, we are announcing the start of the next wave of clinical studies designed by the true experts in the field with best practice protocols derived from 15 years of clinical experience and studies. In the history of the company, I feel most confident now about the strength of our innovation, clinical outcomes with protocols, and field team. We will remember this time and recognize the opportunity to propel us forward on our path for CLASS I guidelines for percutaneous unloading heart pumps called Impella.”

FISCAL YEAR 2020 OUTLOOK

As previously announced in January, the company revised its 2020 revenue guidance to be in the range of $846 million to $877 million, an increase of 10% to 14%, respectively. The company maintains its fiscal year 2020 guidance for GAAP operating margin within the range of 28% to 30%.

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS

The company will host a conference call to discuss the results at 8:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 6, 2020. 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 https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/v667km57 or dial (855) 212-2361; the international number is (678) 809-1538. A replay of this conference call will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST February 6, 2020 through 11:00 a.m. EST on February 13, 2020. The replay phone number is (855) 859-2056; the international number is (404) 537-3406. The replay access code is 8974195.

ABOUT ABIOMED

Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, USA, 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. Abiomed, Impella, Impella 2.5, Impella 5.0, Impella LD, Impella CP, Impella RP, Impella 5.5, Impella Connect, and SmartAssist are registered trademarks of Abiomed, Inc., and are registered in the U.S. and certain foreign countries. Impella BTR, Impella ECP, CVAD Study, and Automated Impella Controller are pending trademarks of Abiomed, Inc.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding development of Abiomed's existing and new products, the company's progress toward commercial growth, and future opportunities and expected regulatory approvals. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be accompanied by such words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “target,” “should,” “likely,” “will” and other words and terms of similar meaning. The company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements based upon a number of factors, including, without limitation: the company’s dependence on Impella® products for all of its revenues; the company’s ability to successfully compete against its existing or potential competitors; the acceptance of the company’s products by cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists; long sales and training cycles associated with expansion into new hospital cardiac centers; reduced market acceptance of the company’s products due to lengthy clinician training process; the company’s ability to effectively manage its growth; the company’s ability to successfully commercialize its products; the company’s ability to obtain regulatory approvals and market and sell its products in certain jurisdictions; enforcement actions and product liability suits relating to off-label uses of the company’s products; unsuccessful clinical trials or procedures relating to products under development; the company’s ability to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements; the failure of third-party payers to provide reimbursement of the company’s products; the company’s ability to increase manufacturing capacity to support continued demand for its products; the company or its vendors’ failure to achieve and maintain high manufacturing standards; the failure of the company’s suppliers to provide the components the company requires; the company’s ability to expand its direct sales activities into international markets; the outcome of ongoing securities class action litigation relating to our public disclosures and other risks and challenges detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including the most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and the filings subsequently filed with or furnished to the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Unless otherwise required by law, 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.

Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)
 
December 31, 2019March 31, 2019
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents

$

117,970

 

$

121,021

 

Short-term marketable securities

 

309,569

 

 

370,677

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

100,994

 

 

90,809

 

Inventories

 

91,193

 

 

80,942

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

16,850

 

 

13,748

 

Total current assets

 

636,576

 

 

677,197

 

Long-term marketable securities

 

167,981

 

 

21,718

 

Property and equipment, net

 

162,060

 

 

145,005

 

Goodwill

 

32,594

 

 

32,601

 

In-process research and development

 

15,205

 

 

15,208

 

Long-term deferred tax assets, net

 

47,028

 

 

77,502

 

Other assets

 

135,167

 

 

85,115

 

Total assets

$

1,196,611

 

$

1,054,346

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable

$

31,566

 

$

32,185

 

Accrued expenses

 

71,876

 

 

57,420

 

Deferred revenues

 

19,156

 

 

16,393

 

Other current liabilities

 

3,661

 

Total current liabilities

 

126,259

 

 

105,998

 

Contingent consideration

 

10,440

 

 

9,575

 

Long-term deferred tax liabilities

 

822

 

 

822

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

12,227

 

 

1,061

 

 

149,748

 

 

117,456

 

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

 

451

 

 

451

 

Authorized - 100,000,000 shares; Issued - 47,498,385 shares at December 31, 2019 and 47,026,226 shares at March 31, 2019
Outstanding - 45,112,835 shares at December 31, 2019 and 45,122,985 shares at March 31, 2019
Additional paid in capital

 

733,054

 

 

690,507

 

Retained earnings

 

570,683

 

 

399,473

 

Treasury stock at cost - 2,385,550 shares at December 31, 2019 and 1,903,241 shares at March 31, 2019

 

(240,330

)

 

(138,852

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(16,995

)

 

(14,689

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

1,046,863

 

 

936,890

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

1,196,611

 

$

1,054,346

 

Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
 
For the Three Months Ended December 31,For the Nine Months Ended December 31,

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Revenue

$

221,584

 

$

200,563

 

$

634,225

 

$

562,351

 

Costs and expenses:
Cost of revenue

 

39,996

 

 

34,023

 

 

111,937

 

 

94,718

 

Research and development

 

25,655

 

 

23,965

 

 

73,413

 

 

67,955

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

85,674

 

 

80,220

 

 

257,708

 

 

240,254

 

 

151,325

 

 

138,208

 

 

443,058

 

 

402,927

 

Income from operations

 

70,259

 

 

62,355

 

 

191,167

 

 

159,424

 

Other income (expenses):
Investment income, net

 

3,086

 

 

2,175

 

 

9,066

 

 

5,397

 

Other income (expense), net

 

23,671

 

 

(20

)

 

17,279

 

 

10

 

 

26,757

 

 

2,155

 

 

26,345

 

 

5,407

 

Income before income taxes

 

97,016

 

 

64,510

 

 

217,512

 

 

164,831

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

27,799

 

 

19,648

 

 

46,301

 

 

(20,225

)

Net income (A)

$

69,217

 

$

44,862

 

$

171,211

 

$

185,056

 

 
Basic net income per share

$

1.53

 

$

1.00

 

$

3.79

 

$

4.13

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

45,140

 

 

45,046

 

 

45,225

 

 

44,852

 

 
Diluted net income per share (B)

$

1.51

 

$

0.97

 

$

3.73

 

$

4.01

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

45,695

 

 

46,136

 

 

45,935

 

 

46,147

 

 
(A) Net income includes the following items:
Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation awards (1)

$

(485

)

$

(1,704

)

$

(13,775

)

$

(68,469

)

Unrealized gain on investment in Shockwave Medical (2)

 

(17,775

)

 

(13,272

)

$

(18,260

)

$

(1,704

)

$

(27,047

)

$

(68,469

)

(B) Diluted net income per share includes the following items:
Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation awards (1)

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.30

)

$

(1.48

)

Unrealized gain on investment in Shockwave Medical (2)

 

(0.39

)

 

(0.29

)

$

(0.40

)

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.59

)

$

(1.48

)

 
 
(1) Amount represents the impact of excess tax benefits associated with stock-based awards in each respective period presented.

(2) In the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the company recorded an unrealized gain on its investment in Shockwave Medical of $23.5 million ($17.8 million, net of tax benefit) and is recorded within other income (expense), net.

 

Todd Trapp
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
978-646-1680
ttrapp@abiomed.com

Tom Langford
Director, Communications & Public Relations
978-882-8408
tlangford@abiomed.com

Source: Abiomed, Inc.