Medtronic' Sales Fall Short But Beats Earnings Expectations
Published: Aug 22, 2017
- Revenue of $7.390 Billion Grew 3% as Reported; 4% at Constant Currency
- GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.74; Q1 Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.12
- GAAP Operating Margin Improved 250bps; Non-GAAP Operating Margin Improved 50bps at Constant Currency
- Company Reiterates Full Year Revenue and EPS Guidance
DUBLIN - August 22, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2018, which ended July 28, 2017.
The company reported first quarter worldwide revenue of $7.390 billion, compared to the $7.166 billion reported in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, an increase of 3 percent, or 4 percent on a constant currency basis. Foreign currency had a negative $33 million impact on first quarter revenue. As reported, first quarter GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $1.016 billion and $0.74, respectively. As detailed in the financial schedules included through the link at the end of this release, first quarter non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS were $1.541 billion and $1.12, an increase of 7 percent and 9 percent, respectively. After adjusting for the negative 2 cent impact from foreign currency, non-GAAP diluted EPS increased 11 percent.
First quarter U.S. revenue of $4.042 billion represented 55 percent of company revenue and increased 1 percent. Non-U.S. developed market revenue of $2.313 billion represented 31 percent of company revenue and increased 4 percent, or 5 percent on a constant currency basis. Emerging market revenue of $1.035 billion represented 14 percent of company revenue and increased 11 percent, or 12 percent on a constant currency basis.
"The strength of our diversification and solid underlying performance of our businesses, combined with the stable growth of our end markets, enabled us to manage the impact of a global IT system disruption and temporary Diabetes sensor supply constraint," said Omar Ishrak, Medtronic chairman and chief executive officer. "While these temporary issues had affected first quarter revenue growth, we continued to drive operating margin expansion. This resulted in double-digit constant currency EPS growth, consistent with our long-term expectations."
Cardiac and Vascular Group
The Cardiac and Vascular Group (CVG) includes the Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure (CRHF), Coronary & Structural Heart (CSH), and Aortic & Peripheral Vascular (APV) divisions. CVG worldwide first quarter revenue of $2.646 billion increased 5 percent, or 6 percent on a constant currency basis. CVG revenue performance was driven by strong, balanced growth across all three divisions.
- CRHF first quarter revenue of $1.390 billion increased 4 percent, or 5 percent on a constant currency basis. Arrhythmia Management growth was driven by high-teens growth in AF Solutions on a constant currency basis, increased penetration of the Micra® transcatheter pacing system, strong adoption of the TYRX(TM) absorbable antibacterial envelope, and continued global demand for the Reveal LINQ® insertable cardiac monitor. Heart Failure growth was driven by strong demand for Medtronic's recently launched portfolio of quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers (CRT-P), as well as growth in left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) as the business accelerates sales resulting from the company's second quarter fiscal year 2017 acquisition of HeartWare International, Inc.
- CSH first quarter revenue of $817 million increased 7 percent, or 8 percent on a constant currency basis, led by high-thirties growth on a constant currency basis in transcatheter aortic valves as a result of strong customer adoption of the CoreValve® Evolut® PRO platform in the U.S. and continued demand for the CoreValve® Evolut® R 34mm valve in the U.S. and Europe.
- APV first quarter revenue of $439 million increased 4 percent, or 5 percent on a constant currency basis. Aortic growth was led by the continued strength of the Endurant® IIs aortic stent graft and solid adoption of the Heli-FX® EndoAnchor® System. Peripheral was driven by low-double digit growth in both atherectomy and drug-coated balloons.
Minimally Invasive Therapies Group
The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG) includes the Surgical Solutions and the Patient Monitoring & Recovery (PMR) divisions. MITG worldwide first quarter revenue of $2.486 billion increased 3 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis. MITG first quarter revenue growth reflected mid-single digit growth in Surgical Solutions and low-single digit growth in PMR.
- Surgical Solutions first quarter revenue of $1.399 billion increased 4 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis, driven by new products in Advanced Stapling and Advanced Energy, including endo stapling specialty reloads, the Signia(TM) powered stapler, and LigaSure(TM) vessel sealing instruments.
- PMR first quarter revenue of $1.087 billion increased 1 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis, driven by sales of Nellcor(TM) pulse oximetry products, the Capnostream(TM) capnography monitors, and growth in capnography disposables. These product lines, along with airway and ventilation products, remain with Medtronic following the sale of a portion of the company's PMR division to Cardinal Health at the beginning of the second quarter. This is the last quarter of reporting revenue for the recently divested Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis (Compression), and Nutritional Insufficiency (Enteral Feeding) businesses.
Restorative Therapies Group
The Restorative Therapies Group (RTG) includes the Spine, Brain Therapies, Specialty Therapies, and Pain Therapies divisions. RTG worldwide first quarter revenue of $1.809 billion increased 2 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis. Group results were driven by high-single digit growth in Brain Therapies, mid-single digit growth in Specialty Therapies, and low-single digit growth in Spine, offsetting declines in Pain Therapies.
- Spine first quarter revenue of $649 million increased 1 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis. Core Spine grew in the low-single digits on a constant currency basis, driven in part by the focus on "Speed-to-Scale" product launches and high-single digit growth in Other Biologics.
- Brain Therapies revenue of $522 million increased 7 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis, with strength in Neurovascular and Neurosurgery. Neurovascular grew in the high-teens with double-digit growth across all geographies on a constant currency basis, driven by strength in sales of the Solitaire(TM) family of revascularization devices and continued adoption of Axium(TM) Prime Extra Soft detachable coils. Neurosurgery grew in the high-single digits on a constant currency basis, driven by strong sales of the recently launched StealthStation(TM) S8 surgical navigation system in the U.S. and Europe.
- Specialty Therapies revenue of $369 million increased 4 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis. All three businesses contributed to growth, with Transformative Solutions (formerly Advanced Energy) growing in the high-single digits, ENT growing in the mid-single digits, and Pelvic Health growing in the low-single digits, all on a constant currency basis.
- Pain Therapies revenue of $269 million decreased 5 percent, or 4 percent on a constant currency basis. Pain Therapies had high-single digit constant currency declines in Spinal Cord Stimulation as the business faced competitive pressures, partially offset by low-single digit constant currency growth in Interventional Pain.
The Diabetes Group includes the Intensive Insulin Management (IIM), Diabetes Service & Solutions (DSS), and Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies (NDT) divisions. Diabetes Group worldwide first quarter revenue of $449 million decreased 1 percent on both a reported and constant currency basis. The group is experiencing strong global demand for its new sensor-augmented insulin pump systems, but is temporarily affected by the previously disclosed limited supply of continuous glucose monitor (CGM) sensors. The group's differentiated strategy of moving toward fully closed loop systems, including the recent U.S. launch of the first hybrid closed loop system, the MiniMed® 670G, has led to increased demand and adoption of its sensor-augmented insulin pumps. The additional demand has resulted in fulfillment prioritization to the existing installed based, including MiniMed® 670G Priority Access Program customers, affecting sales of sensor-augmented pumps to new customers in the near-term. In addition, strong customer enrollment in its Priority Access Program is also temporarily affecting revenue growth.
- IIM declined in the low-single digits on a constant currency basis with mid-teens declines in the U.S. reflecting the temporarily limited supply of sensors. The division delivered high-teens constant currency growth in international markets due to strong adoption of CGM sensors and the continued strength of the MiniMed® 640G system.
- DSS grew in the low-single digits on a constant currency basis driven by a return to growth in the U.S. from patient engagement programs, as well as continued international growth, supported by the Guardian® Connect mobile CGM system.
- NDT declined mid-single digits on a constant currency basis. The division grew in the low-double digits in the U.S. on sales to primary care physicians of the iPro®2 Professional CGM technology with Pattern Snapshot.
IT System Disruption
On June 27, 2017, the company filed its annual report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2017 and on July 17, 2017, the company furnished a current report on Form 8-K, each of which disclosed an IT system disruption that occurred the week of June 19, 2017, impacting Medtronic's customer ordering, distribution, and manufacturing processes globally. The underlying technical issue was identified and corrective measures were taken to restore the system. The company responded over the course of the quarter to fulfill backlog orders taken during the IT disruption. A third-party analysis has confirmed the root cause of the system disruption and the company is taking appropriate actions to prevent this type of event from happening in the future. While the ultimate impact of the IT disruption did have some impact on the company's overall performance for the quarter, it was not material to Medtronic's quarterly revenue or EPS.
The company's guidance is given on a comparable, constant currency basis, which accounts for the divestiture of certain businesses in its Patient Monitoring & Recovery division by removing the financial impact of these businesses from the second, third, and fourth quarters of fiscal year 2017, as well as removing the impact of foreign currency. In fiscal year 2018, the company expects comparable, constant currency revenue growth to be in the range of 4 to 5 percent. While the impact of foreign currency remains fluid, if current exchange rates remain similar for the remainder of the fiscal year, the company's revenue would be positively affected by approximately $380 million to $480 million for the fiscal year, including an approximate $25 to $75 million positive impact in the second fiscal quarter.
In fiscal year 2018, the company expects diluted non-GAAP EPS growth to be in the range of 9 to 10 percent on a comparable, constant currency basis. Assuming current exchange rates remain similar for the rest of the year, the company's non-GAAP EPS would be affected by an approximate negative $0.03 to positive $0.01, including an approximate $0.00 to positive $0.02 impact in the second fiscal quarter.
"Looking ahead, we have now entered a period of clear acceleration in our innovation cycle, and we expect to see increasing momentum coming from several new product launches over the balance of the fiscal year," said Ishrak. "Delivering innovative medical technology, such as our Micra Transcatheter Pacing System and MiniMed 670G Insulin Pump System, expanding in markets and geographies around the world, leading the shift to value-based healthcare, and purposefully deploying our capital are the foundations of our sustainable and diversified growth platform, positioning us to create value for patients, healthcare systems, and our shareholders."
Medtronic will host a webcast today, August 22, at 8:00 a.m. EDT (7:00 a.m. CDT) to provide information about its businesses for the public, analysts, and news media. This quarterly webcast can be accessed by clicking on the Investor Events link at investorrelations.medtronic.com and this earnings release will be archived at newsroom.medtronic.com. Medtronic will be live tweeting during the webcast on our Newsroom Twitter account, @Medtronic. Within 24 hours of the webcast, a replay of the webcast and transcript of the company's prepared remarks will be available by clicking on the Investor Events link at investorrelations.medtronic.com.
To view the first quarter financial schedules and non-GAAP reconciliations, click here. To view the first quarter earnings presentation, click here. Both documents can also be accessed by visiting newsroom.medtronic.com.
Medtronic plc (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies - alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 84,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in approximately 160 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.
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