Syneron Medical Ltd. Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

YOKNEAM, ISRAEL--(Marketwire - May 09, 2012) - Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), the leading global aesthetic device company, today announced first quarter 2012 financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2012.

First Quarter 2012 Year-Over-Year Financial Highlights Include:

  • International revenue of $41.2 million, up 24%
  • North America revenue of $21.5 million, up 30%
  • EBU(1) segment revenue of $6.1 million, up 111%
  • Non-GAAP gross margin of 53.5%, down from 54.7%
  • PAD(2) segment non-GAAP operating margin of 8.1%
  • Net cash and investments portfolio of $142.4 million at March 31, 2011

Louis P. Scafuri, Chief Executive Officer of Syneron, commented, "We had a strong start to the year in the first quarter, highlighted by our second consecutive quarter with record revenue, and successful revenue traction with our recent new product launches. Revenue growth in the PAD segment was also driven by the global launch of the GentleMax Pro and the continued strong adoption by customers of our recently launched eLase™ and eTwo™ systems (we had a strong presence with these and other products at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery). Our next major new product launches, which are anticipated in the second half of the year, will feature two exciting body contouring products that are complementary to Ultrashape's Contour V3 system, further solidifying our position in this rapidly growing market.

"In the EBU segment, we successfully launched in North America the Tända Pearl™ ionic teeth whitening system at prestige retail channels and recorded significant sales growth of our mē home-use hair removal system and Tända LED systems. We also had another quarter of sales growth for the elure Advanced Skin Lightening system and remain on track to receive regulatory approval for elure in key Asian markets by the end of the year."

Non-GAAP Financial Highlights for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012:

Gross Margin for the first quarter 2012 was 53.5%, compared to 54.7% in first quarter 2011, primarily due to a higher mix of EBU product sales which have lower gross margins compared to the PAD products.

Operating Income for the first quarter 2012 was $0.7 million, up from $0.6 million in first quarter 2011, representing 1.1% of revenue in the quarter, compared to 1.2% in first quarter 2011.

The increase in non-GAAP operating income was primarily related to the 25.8% year-over-year growth in revenue, which was partially offset by an increase in operating expenses associated with the significant growth in EBU segment revenues. The EBU currently incurs higher relative operating expenses compared to the PAD segment due to start-up costs associated with developing and significant investment in marketing its emerging technologies and products.

Net Income for the first quarter 2012 was $0.6 million, up from $0.2 million in the first quarter of 2011.

Earnings Per Share for the first quarter 2012 were $0.02, up from $0.01 in first quarter 2011.

Net income and earnings per share for the first quarter 2012 are adjusted to exclude the following items, which are detailed in the Company's financial tables:

  • Amortization of acquired intangible assets of $1.8 million
  • Stock-based compensation of $1.2 million
  • Non-recurring costs associated with the voluntary field action regarding the LiteTouch Dental Laser Product in Europe of $0.5 million
  • Other non-recurring costs of $0.2 million

GAAP Financial Highlights for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012:

Gross Margin for the first quarter 2012 was 51.4%, compared to 52.6% in first quarter 2011, primarily related to a higher mix of EBU product sales which have lower gross margins compared to the PAD products.

Operating Loss for the first quarter 2012 was $3.0 million, compared to $2.6 million in first quarter 2011.

The increase in GAAP operating loss was primarily a result of an increase in operating expenses associated with the significant growth in EBU segment revenues. The EBU currently incurs higher relative operating expenses compared to the PAD segment due to start-up costs associated with developing and significant investment in marketing its emerging technologies and products.

Net Loss for the first quarter 2012 was $2.6 million, compared to $2.4 million in first quarter of 2011.

Loss Per Share for the first quarter 2012 was $(0.07), equal to first quarter 2011.

Cash Position: As of March 31, 2012, cash and cash equivalents, including short-term bank deposits and investments in marketable securities, net were $142.4 million compared to $171.1 million as of December 31, 2011. During the first quarter the Company used cash of $15.8 million for business development investments, including $11.2 million, net to acquire Ultrashape Ltd., $3.6 million to acquire the assets of TransPharma Medical Ltd., and $1.0 million to make an equity investment in Juvenis Ltd.

Asaf Alperovitz, Chief Financial Officer of Syneron, commented, "We achieved record revenue in both the PAD and EBU segments, which were up 20.5% and 110.5% year-over-year, respectively. Non-GAAP operating margin in the PAD segment was 8.1%, which net of operating loss in the EBU, led to consolidated non-GAAP operating income of $0.7 million. In the EBU, we continued to drive strong growth from Syneron Beauty and elure, which together grew over 253% compared to the first quarter prior year."

Mr. Alperovitz continued, "The EBU gross margins are currently lower compared to the PAD. We are improving the EBU gross margins by increasing direct sales, introducing higher margin products and implementing cost reduction initiatives. We are strengthening the profitability of our PAD business, and improving margins in our expanding EBU business in order to drive and sustain profitable growth for Syneron."

Unaudited Non-GAAP segment results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (in thousands):

                                                                            
                               For the three-months ended                   
                       -----------------------------------------            
                       March 31,    % of     March 31,    % of       % of   
                          2012    Revenues      2011    Revenues    Change  
                       ---------  --------   ---------  --------   -------- 
                                                                            
                                                                            
Revenues                                                                    
                                                                            
  PAD                  $  56,542      90.2%  $  46,906      94.2%      20.5%
  EBU                      6,117       9.8%      2,906       5.8%     110.5%
                       ---------             ---------                      
                                                                            
Total revenues         $  62,659     100.0%  $  49,812     100.0%      25.8%
                       =========             =========                      
                                                                            
                                                                            
Operating income (loss)                                                     
                                                                            
  PAD                  $   4,599       8.1%  $   3,187       6.8%      44.3%
  EBU                     (3,905)    (63.8%)    (2,573)    (88.5%)     51.8%
                       ---------             ---------                      
                                                                            
Total operating income $     694       1.1%  $     614       1.2%      13.0%
                       =========             =========                      
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            

Unaudited GAAP segment results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (in thousands):

                                                                            
                              For the three-months ended                    
                      -----------------------------------------             
                      March 31,    % of     March 31,    % of       % of    
                         2012    Revenues      2011    Revenues    Change   
                      ---------  --------   ---------  --------   --------  
                                                                            
                                                                            
Revenues                                                                    
                                                                            
  PAD                 $  56,542      90.2%  $  46,877      94.2%      20.6% 
  EBU                     6,117       9.8%      2,906       5.8%     110.5% 
                      ---------             ---------                       
                                                                            
Total revenues        $  62,659     100.0%  $  49,783     100.0%      25.9% 
                      =========             =========                       
                                                                            
                                                                            
Operating income                                                            
 (loss)                                                                     
                                                                            
  PAD                 $   1,429       2.5%  $     (34)     (0.1%)  (4302.9%)
  EBU                    (4,464)    (73.0%)    (2,573)    (88.5%)     73.5% 
                      ---------             ---------                       
                                                                            
Total operating loss  $  (3,035)     (4.8%) $  (2,607)     (5.2%)     16.4% 
                      =========             =========                       
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            

Use of Non-GAAP Measures
This press release provides financial measures for gross margin, operating margin, operating income (loss), net income (loss), earnings (loss) per share, which exclude one-time expenses relating to the mergers with Candela Corporation and Primaeva Medical Inc., an expense charge related to stock-based compensation and amortization, one-time severance and other one-time charges and non-recurring costs, and non-recurring costs associated with the voluntary field action regarding the LiteTouch Dental Laser Product in Europe, and are therefore not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance because it reflects our ongoing operational results, operating margin, operating income (loss), net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Management uses non-GAAP measures when evaluating the business internally and, therefore, felt it important to make these non-GAAP adjustments available to investors. A reconciliation of each GAAP to non-GAAP financial measure discussed in this press release is contained in the accompanying financial tables.

Conference call
Syneron management will host its first quarter 2012 earnings conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET. Syneron will be broadcasting live via the Investor Relations section of its website, www.syneron.com. To access the call, enter the Syneron website, then click on the Investor Relations - Overview and select "Q1 2012 Results Webcast."

Participants are encouraged to log on at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call in order to download the applicable audio software. The call can be heard live or with an on-line replay which will follow. Those interested in participating in the call and the question and answer session should dial 877-844-6886 in the U.S., and 970-315-0315 from overseas. The conference pass code is: 74957731.

About Syneron Medical Ltd.
Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS) is the leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. The Company's technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications including body contouring, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, rejuvenation of the skin's appearance through the treatment of superficial benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and the treatment of acne, leg veins and cellulite. The Company sells its products under two distinct brands, Syneron and Candela. Founded in 2000, the corporate, R&D, and manufacturing headquarters for Syneron Medical Ltd. are located in Israel. Syneron also has R&D and manufacturing operations in the US. The Company markets and services and supports its products in 90 countries. It has offices in North America, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK, Australia, China, Japan, and Hong Kong and distributors worldwide. Additional information can be found at www.syneron.com.

SAFE HARBOR FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Any statements contained in this document regarding future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Further, any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "may," "will," "would," "intends," "estimates" and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including the risk that the businesses of Syneron and Candela may not be integrated successfully; the risk that the merger transaction with Candela may involve unexpected costs or unexpected liabilities; the risk that synergies from the merger transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the risk that disruptions from the merger transaction make it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees, or suppliers; as well as the risks set forth in Syneron Medical Ltd.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, and the other factors described in the filings that Syneron Medical Ltd. makes with the SEC from time to time. If one or more of these factors materialize, or if any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, Syneron Medical Ltd.'s actual results, performance or achievements may vary materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

In addition, the statements in this document reflect the expectations and beliefs of Syneron Medical Ltd. as of the date of this document. Syneron Medical Ltd. anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its expectations and beliefs to change. However, while Syneron Medical Ltd. may elect to update these forward-looking statements publicly in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. The forward-looking statements of Syneron Medical Ltd. do not reflect the potential impact of any future dispositions or strategic transactions that may be undertaken. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Syneron Medical Ltd.'s views as of any date after the date of this document.

Syneron, the Syneron logo, eMatrix and elos are trademarks of Syneron Medical Ltd. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. The elos (Electro-Optical Synergy) technology is a proprietary technology of Syneron Medical Ltd. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

1 - EBU: Emerging Business Units. Products in the EBU include mē home-use hair removal system, elure Advanced Skin Lightening products, Tända LED systems, Light Instruments' dental laser devices along with pipeline products that include Fluorinex teeth whitening and fluorination.

2 - PAD: Professional Aesthetic Device segment, which includes the results of the Syneron and Candela device businesses.

                                                                            
                            Syneron Medical Ltd.                            
            Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Loss             
                   (in thousands, except per share data)                    
                                                                            
                                                For the three-months ended  
                                              ----------------------------- 
                                                March 31,       March 31,   
                                                   2012            2011     
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
                                                                            
Revenues                                      $      62,659   $      49,783 
Cost of revenues                                     30,462          23,580 
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
Gross profit                                         32,197          26,203 
                                                                            
Operating expenses:                                                         
  Sales and marketing                                19,737          14,589 
  General and administrative                          8,802           7,254 
  Research and development                            6,693           6,368 
  Other expenses                                          -             599 
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
Total operating expenses                             35,232          28,810 
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
Loss from operations                                 (3,035)         (2,607)
                                                                            
Other income:                                                               
  Financial Income, net                                 489             334 
  Other income                                            -              24 
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
  Total other income                                    489             358 
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
Loss before taxes on income                          (2,546)         (2,249)
                                                                            
Taxes on income                                         505             470 
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
Loss before non-controlling interest                 (3,051)         (2,719)
                                                                            
Net loss attributable to non-controlling                                    
 interest                                               436             342 
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
Loss attributable to Syneron shareholders     $      (2,615)  $      (2,377)
                                              =============   ============= 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
Loss per share:                                                             
                                                                            
Basic and Diluted                                                           
  Loss before non-controlling interest        $       (0.08)  $       (0.08)
  Net loss attributable to non-controlling                                  
   interest                                            0.01            0.01 
                                              -------------   ------------- 
  Net loss attributable to Syneron                                          
   shareholders                               $       (0.07)  $       (0.07)
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
                                                                            
Weighted average shares outstanding:                                        
  Basic and Diluted                                  35,354          34,916 
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                            Syneron Medical Ltd.                            
                    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets                   
                               (in thousands)                               
                                                                            
                                                  March 31,     December 31,
                                                     2012           2011    
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                 (unaudited)     (audited)  
Assets                                                                      
                                                                            
Current assets:                                                             
  Cash and cash equivalents                     $      44,565  $      62,319
  Short-term bank deposits                             33,745         23,771
  Available-for-sale marketable securities             56,870         70,463
  Trade receivable, net                                50,028         43,300
  Other accounts receivables and prepaid                                    
   expenses                                             8,462          8,891
  Inventories, net                                     32,073         31,169
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                                            
Total current assets                                  225,743        239,913
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                                            
Long-term assets:                                                           
  Severance pay fund                                      546            295
  Long-term deposits and others                         2,038          2,118
  Long-term available-for-sale marketable                                   
   securities                                           8,857         15,590
  Investments in affiliated companies                   1,200            200
  Property and equipment, net                           5,665          4,155
  Intangible assets, net                               41,118         31,813
  Goodwill                                             24,410         18,867
  Deferred taxes                                       10,295         10,060
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                                            
Total long-term assets                                 94,129         83,098
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                                            
Total assets                                    $     319,872  $     323,011
                                                =============  =============
                                                                            
                                                                            
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                                        
                                                                            
Current liabilities:                                                        
  Short term bank credit                        $       1,659  $       1,082
  Accounts payable                                     20,287         21,094
  Deferred Revenues                                    11,358         11,550
  Other accounts payable and accrued expenses          40,797         41,704
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                                            
Total current liabilities                              74,101         75,430
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                                            
Long-term liabilities:                                                      
  Contingent consideration liability                    2,535          2,535
  Deferred Revenues                                     4,029          4,112
  Warranty Accruals                                       553            564
  Accrued severance pay                                   766            496
  Deferred taxes                                        4,930          5,182
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                                            
Total long-term liabilities                            12,813         12,889
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                                            
Stockholders' equity:                                 232,958        234,692
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                                            
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity      $     319,872  $     323,011
                                                =============  =============
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                            Syneron Medical Ltd.                            
         Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows          
                               (in thousands)                               
                                                                            
                                               For the three months ended:  
                                              ----------------------------- 
                                                March 31,       March 31,   
                                                   2012            2011     
                                              -------------   ------------- 
Cash flows from operating activities:                                       
  Net loss before non-controlling interest    $      (3,051)  $      (2,719)
    Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net                                
     cash used by operating activities:                                     
    Share-based compensation                          1,193             670 
    Depreciation and amortization                     2,543           2,425 
    Realized loss, changes in accrued                                       
     interest and amortization of premium                                   
     (discount) on marketable securities               (369)            413 
    Revaluation of contingent liability                   -             599 
    Changes in operating assets and                                         
     liabilities                                                            
      Trade receivable, net                          (6,580)            109 
      Inventories, net                               (1,041)         (2,648)
      Other accounts receivables                        786             205 
      Deferred taxes                                   (527)             (7)
      Accrued severance pay, net                         (7)             (5)
      Accounts payable                               (1,744)          1,106 
      Deferred revenue                                 (236)         (1,304)
      Accrued warranty accruals                         255            (157)
      Other accrued liabilities                      (3,813)         (4,517)
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
Net cash used in operating activities               (12,591)         (5,830)
                                              -------------   ------------- 
                                                                            
Cash flows from investing activities:                                       
    Purchases of property and equipment                (476)           (771)
    Investments in long-term deposits and                                   
     others                                               -          (1,077)
    Proceeds from the sale or maturity of                                   
     available-for-sale marketable                                          
     securities                                      29,502          32,706 
    Purchase of available-for-sale                                          
     marketable securities                           (8,704)        (30,285)
    Investments in short-term deposits, net          (9,974)         (3,977)
    Investments in affiliated company                (1,000)              - 
    Net cash paid in acquis
			

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