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Abiomed Announces Q2 FY 2018 Revenue of $132.8 Million, Up 29% and Record U.S. Patient Utilization, Up 33%

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DANVERS, Mass., Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, today reported second quarter fiscal 2018 revenue of $132.8 million, an increase of 29% compared to revenue of $103.0 million for the same period of fiscal 2017. Second quarter fiscal 2018 GAAP net income was $24.5 million or $0.54 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $8.9 million or $0.20 per diluted share for the prior year period.

Financial and operating highlights during the second quarter of fiscal 2018 include:

  • Worldwide revenue from Impella heart pumps totaled $127.4 million, an increase of 30% compared to revenue of $97.9 million during the same period of the prior year. U.S. revenue from Impella pumps grew 27% to $113.6 million and U.S. patient usage grew 33%. 

  • Outside the U.S., revenue from Impella heart pumps totaled $13.8 million and was up 61%, predominantly from Germany, which grew 64% in revenue from the prior year with record number of patients.

  • The installed base for Impella 2.5® heart pumps in the U.S. grew by an additional 17 hospitals, which made initial purchases of Impella heart pumps, bringing the installed customer base to 1,171 sites. The installed customer base for Impella CP® heart pumps grew by 31 new U.S. hospitals, bringing the total number of Impella CP sites to 1,093. The installed customer base for Impella 5.0® heart pumps grew by 12 new U.S. hospitals, bringing the total number of Impella 5.0 sites to 484.

  • An additional 44 sites made initial purchases of Impella RP® heart pumps during the quarter, bringing the total number of sites to 186.

  • Gross margin of 84% compared to 83% of the prior year.

  • Operating income was $31.7 million, or 24% operating margin, compared to $14.5 million, or 14% operating margin in the prior year. 

  • GAAP net income was $24.5 million or $0.54 per diluted share, which benefited from a new accounting standard that required $4.5 million, or $0.10 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 $8.9 million or $0.20 per diluted share for the prior year, before the new accounting standard.

  • The Company generated $30.1 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, totaling $319.2 million as of September 30, 2017, compared to $289.1 million at June 30, 2017. The Company currently has no debt.

  • On September 20, 2017, Abiomed received FDA PMA approval for the Impella RP heart pump. With this approval, the Impella RP heart pump is the only percutaneous temporary ventricular support device that is FDA-approved as safe and effective for right heart failure.

  • Today, Abiomed announced in a separate press release the first patient treated with Impella® heart pump in Japan. The Impella 2.5 and Impella 5.0 heart pumps are approved for the treatment of drug-resistant acute heart failure and are the first and only percutaneous temporary ventricular support devices approved by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) in Japan.

"This quarter, we set new records for supporting patients in the U.S. and Germany and we continue to observe improved clinical outcomes with our education and training initiatives," said Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abiomed. "I am proud of the team's ability to consistently adapt and execute as we transform the standard of care and build the Field of Heart Recovery."

FISCAL YEAR 2018 OUTLOOK
The Company is again increasing the lower end of its fiscal year 2018 revenue guidance by $5 million to a new range of $565 million to $575 million, an increase in revenue of 27% to 29% from the prior year.  This compares to the Company's initial forecast of $555 million to $575 million and a 25% to 29% increase from the prior year. The Company is also increasing its fiscal year guidance for GAAP operating margin to the range of 23% to 25%, from 22% to 24%.

CONFERENCE CALL
The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. EDT. Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Robert L. Bowen, former 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 October 26, 2017 through 11:00 a.m. EDT on October 29, 2017. The replay phone number is (855) 859-2056; the international number is (404) 537-3406. The replay access code is 95924236.

The ABIOMED logo, ABIOMED, Impella, Impella CP, and Impella RP are registered trademarks of Abiomed, Inc. in the U.S. and in certain foreign countries. Impella 2.5, Impella 5.0, and Recovering hearts. Saving lives. are trademarks of Abiomed, Inc.
                        
ABOUT ABIOMED 
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

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 
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.

Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(Unaudited)  
(in thousands, except share data)  
           
    September 30, 2017   March 31, 2017  
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 44,536     $ 39,040    
Short-term marketable securities     218,661       190,908    
Accounts receivable, net     57,327       54,055    
Inventories     40,632       34,931    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     9,014       8,024    
Total current assets     370,170       326,958    
Long-term marketable securities     55,954       47,143    
Property and equipment, net     97,697       87,777    
Goodwill     34,332       31,045    
In-process research and development     16,016       14,482    
Long-term deferred tax assets, net     106,798       34,723    
Other assets     13,686       8,286    
Total assets   $ 694,653     $ 550,414    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable   $ 16,667     $ 20,620    
Accrued expenses     35,256       37,703    
Deferred revenue     10,584       10,495    
Current portion of capital lease obligation     851       799    
Total current liabilities     63,358       69,617    
Other long-term liabilities     598       3,251    
Contingent consideration     9,835       9,153    
Long-term deferred tax liabilities     866       783    
Capital lease obligation, net of current portion     15,110       15,539    
Total liabilities     89,767       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     442       437    
Authorized - 100,000,000 shares; Issued - 45,921,029 shares at September 30, 2017 and 45,249,281 
shares at March 31, 2017
         
Outstanding - 44,200,784 shares at September 30, 2017 and 43,673,286 shares 
at March 31, 2017
         
Additional paid in capital     592,081       565,962    
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)     90,164       (46,959 )  
Treasury stock at cost - 1,720,245 shares at September 30, 2017 and 1,575,995 shares at March 31, 2017     (65,999 )     (46,763 )  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (11,802 )     (20,606 )  
Total stockholders' equity     604,886       452,071    
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 694,653     $ 550,414    
           

Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
                       
  Three Months Ended 
September 30,
  Six Months Ended 
September 30,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
Revenue:                      
Product revenue $ 132,782     $ 102,928     $ 265,213   $ 205,917  
Funded research and development   41       27       78     33  
    132,823       102,955       265,291     205,950  
Costs and expenses:                      
Cost of product revenue   21,627       17,309       43,489     32,379  
Research and development   19,390       18,052       36,321     33,712  
Selling, general and administrative   60,080       53,086       120,677     104,118  
    101,097       88,447       200,487     170,209  
Income from operations   31,726       14,508       64,804     35,741  
Other income:                      
Investment income, net   781       342       1,416     611  
Other (expense) income, net   (23 )     (114 )     56     (191 )
    758       228       1,472     420  
Income before income taxes   32,484       14,736       66,276     36,161  
Income tax provision (1)   7,981       5,861       4,399     14,376  
Net income $ 24,503     $ 8,875     $ 61,877   $ 21,785  
                       
Basic net income per share $ 0.56     $ 0.21     $ 1.41   $ 0.51  
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   44,141       43,129       44,018     42,971  
                       
Diluted net income per share (2) $ 0.54     $ 0.20     $ 1.36   $ 0.49  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   45,698       44,580       45,655     44,493  
                       
                       
(1) Income tax provision includes the effect of the following item:                      
Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation awards * $ 4,434     $ -     $ 21,276   $ -  
                       
(2) Diluted net income per share includes the effect of the following item:                      
Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation awards * $ 0.10     $ -     $ 0.47   $ -  
                       
* In the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment 
Accounting, which requires that all excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies related share-based compensation arrangements be recognized as income tax benefit 
or expense, instead of in stockholders' equity as previous guidance required.
                       

For further information please contact: 

Ingrid Goldberg,
Director, Investor Relations
978-646-1590
ir@abiomed.com




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