CryoLife Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

Published: Mar 07, 2018

ATLANTA, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading cardiac and vascular surgery company focused on aortic disease, announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.

Fourth Quarter and Recent Business Highlights:

  • Achieved fourth quarter revenues of $52.8 million
  • Achieved double digit revenue growth on a percentage basis in BioGlue®, On-X, and tissue processing
  • Recorded GAAP net loss of ($3.0) million, or ($0.09) per fully diluted common share; Non-GAAP net income of $4.0 million, or $0.11 per fully diluted common share
  • Completed acquisition of JOTEC
  • Accelerated enrollment in BioGlue China and PerClot® clinical trials

Pat Mackin, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We had a solid fourth quarter capping off a tremendously successful year for CryoLife. In the fourth quarter, we generated double digit revenue growth in BioGlue, On-X and tissue processing. We now sell direct in more countries than ever before with more geographies converting to direct sales shortly. As a result, we expanded our gross margin and, at the same time in the quarter, closed the JOTEC acquisition and made substantial progress on integration. Our On-X double digit revenue growth was even more impressive in the face of temporary disruptions in orders resulting from going direct in Spain, Italy, and Poland. Importantly, On-X's 24 percent year-over-year fourth quarter performance in North America further validates our direct sales strategy."

Mr. Mackin added, "In addition to maximizing the value of our existing product portfolio, we believe we are well-positioned to drive future growth from products in development. We have enrolled over 100 patients in the BioGlue China clinical trial and accelerated enrollment in the PerClot FDA clinical trial, with both trials on track for potential regulatory approval in the second half of 2019. Further, the acquisition of JOTEC brought us additional R&D expertise and an exciting and broad new product pipeline. If these products are approved, they should be growth drivers in the years to come. We also expect the combination of a 125 person sales force with our highly competitive products to drive strong performance in 2018 and beyond."

"2017 was a transformational year for CryoLife. We have never been more competitive than we are today, with a larger direct sales force and a larger addressable market opportunity, which positions us for years to come to accelerate significant growth and profitability," Mr. Mackin concluded.

Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 17 percent to $52.8 million, compared to $45.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. The increase was primarily driven by double digit revenue growth on a percentage basis in BioGlue, On-X and tissue processing revenues, and $4.1 million in revenues from JOTEC for the month of December 2017. Non-GAAP revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 8 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.

Revenues for the full year of 2017 increased 5 percent to $189.7 million, compared to $180.4 million for the full year of 2016. The increase was primarily driven by increases in BioGlue, On-X and tissue processing revenues, and revenues from JOTEC for the month of December 2017. Non-GAAP revenues for the full year of 2017 increased 3 percent compared to the full year of 2016. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial metrics is included as part of this press release.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2017 was ($3.0) million, or ($0.09) per fully diluted common share, compared to net income of $2.9 million, or $0.09 per fully diluted common share for the fourth quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $4.0 million, or $0.11 per fully diluted common share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $4.1 million, or $0.12 per fully diluted common share for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Net income for the full year of 2017 was $3.7 million, or $0.11 per fully diluted common share, compared to net income of $10.8 million, or $0.32 per fully diluted common share for the full year of 2016. Non-GAAP net income for the full year of 2017 was $13.8 million, or $0.40 per fully diluted common share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $16.0 million, or $0.48 per fully diluted common share for the full year of 2016.

The Company also expects the following for the full year of 2018:

  • Integration and related expenses of approximately $4.0 million
  • Depreciation expense between $7.0 million and $8.0 million
  • Amortization expense between $11.0 million and $12.0 million
  • Interest expense between $15.5 million and $16.0 million.

All numbers in the table above are presented on a GAAP basis except where expressly referenced as non-GAAP. The Company does not provide GAAP income per common share on a forward-looking basis because the Company is unable to predict with reasonable certainty business development and acquisition-related expenses, purchase accounting fair value adjustments, and any unusual gains and losses without unreasonable effort. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could be material to results computed in accordance with GAAP.

The Company's financial guidance for 2018 is subject to the risks identified below.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. Investors should consider this non-GAAP information in addition to, and not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, this non-GAAP financial information may not be the same as similar measures presented by other companies. The Company's non-GAAP revenues include (as applicable) On-X revenues for the period in 2016 prior to the closing of the acquisition and excludes revenues for the HeRO® Graft and ProCol® product lines for 2016 and excludes JOTEC revenues for December 2017. The Company's other non-GAAP results exclude (as applicable) business development expenses; gain on sale of business components; amortization expenses; and inventory basis step-up expense. The Company believes that these non-GAAP presentations provide useful information to investors regarding unusual non-operating transactions and the operating expense structure of the Company's existing and recently acquired operations, without regard to its on-going efforts to acquire additional complementary products and businesses and the transaction and integration expenses incurred in connection with recently acquired and divested product lines. The Company believes it is useful to exclude certain expenses because such amounts in any specific period may not directly correlate to the underlying performance of its business operations or can vary significantly between periods as a result of factors such as acquisitions, or non-cash expense related to amortization of previously acquired tangible and intangible assets. The Company does, however, expect to incur similar types of expenses in the future, and this non-GAAP financial information should not be viewed as a statement or indication that these types of expenses will not recur.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

The Company will hold a teleconference call and live webcast tomorrow, March 8, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results followed by a question and answer session hosted by Mr. Pat Mackin.

To listen to the live teleconference, please dial 201-689-8261 a few minutes prior to 8:00 a.m. ET. A replay of the teleconference will be available through March 15, and can be accessed by calling (toll free) 877-660-6853 or 201-612-7415. The conference number for the replay is 13676706.

The live webcast and replay can be accessed by going to the Investor Relations section of the CryoLife website at www.cryolife.com and selecting the heading Webcasts & Presentations.

 

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