NuVasive Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 27, 2017 – NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA), a leading medical device company focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions, announced today financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Revenue increased 10.3% to $260.6 million, or 10.7% on a constant currency basis;
  • GAAP operating profit margin of 11.4%; Non-GAAP operating profit margin up 40 basis points from prior year to 16.3%;
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.22; Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share up 15.0% from prior year to $0.46; and
  • Company reiterates revenue, non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share guidance for 2017.

“NuVasive delivered better than expected operating profitability and earnings per share results in the second quarter 2017, along with continued strength across our International business, growing at more than 20% for the third quarter in a row,” said Gregory T. Lucier, chairman and chief executive officer of NuVasive. “In addition, several of our industry-disrupting technologies completed alpha and beta testing this quarter and will commercially launch over the next few months, giving surgeons and patients access to some of the most innovative technologies to address spine and trauma conditions, as well as radiation reduction in the operating room.”

A full reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures can be found in the tables of this news release.

Second Quarter 2017 Results

NuVasive reported second quarter 2017 total revenue of $260.6 million, a 10.3% increase compared to $236.2 million for the second quarter 2016. On a constant currency basis, second quarter 2017 total revenue increased 10.7% compared to the same period last year.

For the second quarter 2017, both GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit was $194.2 million, while both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 74.5%. These results compared to GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit of $176.5 million and $183.8 million, respectively, and GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin of 74.7% and 77.8% respectively, for the second quarter 2016. Total GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses were $164.4 million and $151.7 million, respectively, for the second quarter 2017. These results compared to GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses of $116.4 million and $146.4 million, respectively, for the second quarter 2016.

NuVasive reported a GAAP net income of $12.7 million, or $0.22 per share, for the second quarter 2017 compared to $30.2 million, or $0.57 per share, for the second quarter 2016.

On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $24.1 million, or $0.46 per share for the second quarter 2017 compared to $20.6 million, or $0.40 per share, for the second quarter 2016.

Cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term marketable securities were approximately $130.9 million at June 30, 2017.

Annual Guidance for 2017

The Company reiterated full year 2017 financial guidance in line with prior expectations, with the exception of the impact of updated foreign exchange rates.

  • Revenue of $1.065 billion, which now includes approximately $4 million in year-over-year currency headwinds, and reflects 10.7% growth on a reported basis and 11.1% growth on a constant currency basis compared to revenue of $962.1 million for 2016;
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $2.00, an increase of 20% compared to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.66 for 2016;
  • Non-GAAP operating profit margin of 17.1%, an increase of 100 basis points compared to 16.1% for 2016; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin of 26.7%, an increase of 150 basis points compared to 25.2% for 2016.

Supplementary Financial Information

For additional financial detail, please visit the Investor Relations section at www.nuvasive.com to access Supplementary Financial Information.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information

Management uses certain non-GAAP financial measures such as non-GAAP earnings per share, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP operating expenses and non-GAAP operating profit margin, which exclude amortization of intangible assets, purchase accounting related charges, leasehold related charges, integration related expenses associated with acquired businesses, one-time restructuring and acquisition related items, CEO transition related costs, certain litigation charges, non-cash interest expense and/or losses on convertible notes, and the impact from taxes related to these items, including those taxes that would have occurred in lieu of these items. Management also uses certain non-GAAP measures which are intended to exclude the impact of foreign exchange currency fluctuations.  The measure constant currency is the use of an exchange rate that eliminates fluctuations when calculating financial performance numbers.

The Company also uses measures such as free cash flow, which represents cash flow from operations less cash used in the acquisition and disposition of capital.  Additionally, the Company uses an adjusted EBITDA measure which represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and excludes the impact of stock-based compensation, purchase accounting related changes, leasehold related charges, integration related expenses associated with acquired businesses, CEO transition related costs, certain litigation liabilities, acquisition related items and other significant one-time items. Management calculates the non-GAAP financial measures provided in this earnings release excluding these costs and uses these non-GAAP financial measures to enable it to further and more consistently analyze the period-to-period financial performance of its core business operations. Management believes that providing investors with these non-GAAP measures gives them additional information to enable them to assess, in the same way management assesses, the Company’s current and future continuing operations. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Set forth below are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measure.

Investor Conference Call

NuVasive will hold a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT to discuss the results of its financial performance for the second quarter 2017. The dial-in numbers are 1-877-407-9039 for domestic callers and 1-201-689-8470 for international callers. A live webcast of the conference call will be available online from the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at www.nuvasive.com. After the live webcast, the call will remain available on NuVasive’s website through August 28, 2017. In addition, a telephone replay of the call will be available until August 3, 2017. The replay dial-in numbers are 1-844-512-2921 for domestic callers and 1-412-317-6617 for international callers. Please use pin number: 13665648.

About NuVasive

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes. The Company’s portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit www.nuvasive.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

NuVasive cautions you that statements included in this news release or made on the investor conference call referenced herein that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which, if they do not materialize or prove correct, could cause NuVasive’s results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition, this news release contains selected financial results from the second quarter 2017, as well as projections for 2017 financial guidance and longer-term financial performance goals. The numbers for the second quarter 2017 are prior to the completion of review procedures by the Company’s external auditors and are subject to adjustment. In addition, the Company’s projections for 2017 financial guidance and longer-term financial performance goals represent current estimates, including initial estimates of the potential benefits, synergies and cost savings associated with acquisitions, which are subject to the risk of being inaccurate because of the preliminary nature of the forecasts, the risk of further adjustment, or unanticipated difficulty in selling products or generating expected profitability. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: the risk that NuVasive’s revenue or earnings projections may turn out to be inaccurate because of the preliminary nature of the forecasts; the risk of further adjustment to financial results or future financial expectations; unanticipated difficulty in selling products, generating revenue or producing expected profitability; the risk that acquisitions will not be integrated successfully or that the benefits and synergies from the acquisition may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; and those other risks and uncertainties more fully described in the Company’s news releases and periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NuVasive’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are available at www.sec.gov. The forward-looking statements contained herein are based on the current expectations and assumptions of NuVasive and not on historical facts. NuVasive assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which it was made.

 

 


 

 

Investor Contact:
Suzanne Hatcher
NuVasive, Inc.
1-858-458-2240
[email protected]uvasive.com

Media Contact:
Stefanie Mazer
NuVasive, Inc.
1-858-320-2240
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