Syneron Medical Ltd. Reports Record Fourth Quarter 2015 Revenue of $78.9 Million

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), a leading global aesthetic device company, today announced financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2015.

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Fourth Quarter 2015 and Recent Non-GAAP[1] Highlights:

  • Record revenue of $78.9 million, compared to $74.1 million in the fourth quarter 2014, up 7% year-over-year, or 11% in constant currency
  • North American product sales grew 23% year-over-year
  • Total Body Shaping revenue of $9.3 million, including North America UltraShape® revenue of $5.2 million; sold 54 UltraShape® systems in the quarter
  • PicoWay revenue of $7.2 million
  • Non-GAAP gross margin of 56.5%, or 58.1% in constant currency, compared to 55.7% in Q4 2014
  • Non-GAAP net income of $2.4 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to $3.2 million and $0.09 per share in Q4 2014
  • Generated $15.2 million in cash flow from operations
  • Repurchased $6.7 million of common stock during fourth quarter

Full Year 2015 Non-GAAP[2] Highlights:

  • Revenue of $277.9 million, compared to $255.8 million in 2014, up 9% year-over-year, or 13% in constant currency
  • North American product sales grew 27% year-over-year
  • Total Body Shaping revenue of $36.1 million, including North America UltraShape® revenue of $16.2 million
  • PicoWay revenue of $18.7 million
  • Non-GAAP gross margin of 55.2%, or 56.9% in constant currency, compared to 54.8% in 2014
  • Non-GAAP net income of $6.4 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to $7.9 million and $0.22 per share in 2014
  • Repurchased $15.6 million of common stock during 2015,  $20 million board approved program completed in February 2016

Amit Meridor, Chief Executive Officer of Syneron Medical, said, "We ended 2015 with record quarterly revenue, driven by positive momentum in our initiatives to penetrate the high growth segments of the aesthetic market. As a result, we achieved our fifth consecutive quarter of double digit product growth in North America, as well as strong growth in the Asia-Pacific region. This was partially offset by weakness in the EMEA region, where market conditions continue to be challenging."

Revenue Highlights for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2015:

Total revenue in the fourth quarter 2015 was $78.9 million, representing growth of 7% year-over-year, or 11% in constant currency. Fourth quarter 2015 revenue included $1.6 million from a settlement with an OEM customer of the Company's CoolTouch subsidiary related to the discontinuation of their contract following a change in ownership.

During the quarter, North America UltraShape® revenue was $5.2 million, contributing to full-year sales of $16.2 million in 2015, which was the first full year of its launch. Syneron generated $7.2 million of revenue from PicoWay during the quarter, with full-year revenue coming in at $18.7 million in 2015, which was the first full year of its launch. This result was led by the international launch of PicoWay Resolve during the fourth quarter; Resolve expands PicoWay's use to a wider range of skin rejuvenation and facial treatments.

Non-GAAP Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2015:

Gross Margin for 2015 fourth quarter was 56.5%, or 58.1% in constant currency, compared to 55.7% in the fourth quarter 2014. The year-over-year improvement in constant currency gross margin reflects mainly the newly introduced high margin UltraShape® in North America and PicoWay products worldwide.

Operating Income for the fourth quarter 2015 was $3.0 million, or $5.0 million in constant currency, compared to $5.2 million in the fourth quarter 2014. This reflects the Company's investments in sales and marketing expenses related to the significant expansion of the Company's North American sales force, including the establishment of a dedicated body shaping team.

Net Income and Earnings Per Share in the fourth quarter 2015 was $2.4 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to net income of $3.2 million, or $0.09 per share in the fourth quarter 2014.

Net income and earnings per share for the fourth quarter 2015 are adjusted to exclude the following items, which are detailed in the Company's financial tables presented at the end of this press release:

  • Amortization of acquired intangible assets of $1.3 million.
  • Stock-based compensation expense of $1.0 million.
  • Re-measurement of contingent consideration fair value of $(4.2) million
  • Impairment of intangible asset and goodwill of $1.5 million
  • Fair Market Value (FMV) adjustment of $1.0 million
  • Income tax positive adjustment of $0.4 million
  • Other non-recurring expenses of $0.2 million

GAAP Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2015:

Gross Margin for the fourth quarter 2015 was 55.0%, compared to 54.4% in the fourth quarter 2014. The year-over-year improvement in gross margin reflects mainly the newly introduced high margin UltraShape® in North America and PicoWay products worldwide.

Operating Income for the fourth quarter 2015 was $2.2 million, compared to an operating loss of $(0.2) million in the fourth quarter 2014. This reflects mainly the company's positive re-measurement of its contingent consideration fair value, net of $1.5 million impairment of the company's goodwill and intangibles asset, $1 million fair market value negative adjustment of the company's investment in a joint venture and net of investments in the Company's North America sales force, including the establishment of the Body Shaping team.

Net Income and Earnings Per Share in the fourth quarter 2015 was $2.0 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to a net loss of ($1.4) million, or loss of $0.04 per share in the fourth quarter 2014. This reflects mainly the company's positive re-measurement of its contingent consideration fair value, net of $1.5 million impairment of the company's goodwill and intangibles asset, $1 million fair market value negative adjustment of the company's investment in a joint venture and net of investments in the Company's North America sales force, including the establishment of the Body Shaping team.

Cash Position: As of December 31, 2015, the Company's overall cash position, including cash, short-term bank deposits and marketable securities, amounted to $86.7 million, compared to $79.5 million as of September 30, 2015. During the fourth quarter 2015 the Company repurchased 915,983 shares of Syneron common stock at an average price of $7.46 per share for $6.7 million under the Company's previously authorized $20 million share repurchase program. From December 2014 through year-end 2015, the Company repurchased a total of 1,810,654 shares at an average price of $9.00 per share for an aggregate of $16.1 million under this program. In January and February 2016, the Company completed its previously authorized $20 million share repurchase program.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures
This press release provides financial measures for gross margin, operating income (loss), net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share, which exclude expenses related to amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, re-measurement of contingent consideration fair value, impairment of intangible assets and goodwill, Fair Market Value (FMV) adjustment, tax benefit, changes in foreign currency exchange rates and non-recurring expenses, 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 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, believes 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. Constant currency results assume foreign revenues, gross profit and operating income (loss) are translated from foreign currencies to the U.S. dollar, at rates consistent with those in the prior year.

Conference Call
Syneron management will host its fourth quarter 2015 earnings conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET. Syneron will be broadcasting live via the Investor Relations section of its website, www.investors.syneron.com. To access the call, enter the Syneron Investor Relations website, then click on the webcast link "Q4 2015 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 877-280-2342 in the U.S., and 1-212-444-0895 from outside of the U.S. The conference pass code is: 8495560.

About Syneron Candela:
Syneron Candela is a 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, tattoo removal, improving 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 three distinct brands, Syneron, Candela and CoolTouch, and has a wide portfolio of trusted, leading products including UltraShape, VelaShape, GentleLase, VBeam Perfecta, PicoWay, Profound and elos Plus.

Founded in 2000, the corporate, R&D, and manufacturing headquarters for Syneron Candela are located in Israel. Syneron Candela also has R&D and manufacturing operations in the U.S.

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