Abiomed Announces Q1 FY 2016 Revenue of $73.4 Million, Up 50% Over Prior Year

Company Increases Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue Guidance

Danvers, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, today reported first quarter fiscal 2016 revenue of $73.4 million, an increase of 50% compared to revenue of $48.8 million for the same period of fiscal 2015. First quarter fiscal 2016 GAAP net income was $8.9 million or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $1.7 million or a loss of $0.04 per diluted share for the prior year period.

Financial and operating highlights during the first quarter of fiscal 2016 include:

  • Fiscal first quarter worldwide Impella® revenue totaled $68.8 million, an increase of 53% compared to revenue of $45.0 million during the same period of the prior fiscal year.  U.S. Impella revenue grew 60% to $63.7 million from $39.9 million in the prior fiscal year with U.S. Impella patient usage up 62%. 
  • An additional 15 hospitals made initial purchases of Impella during the quarter, compared to 24 new hospital sites in the prior year period, bringing the installed customer base to 973 sites.  As part of Abiomed's continued Impella CP® launch, 54 new hospitals purchased Impella CP, bringing the total number of Impella CP U.S. sites to 694. 
  • An additional 15 sites made initial purchases of the Impella RP during the quarter, bringing the total number of Impella RP U.S. sites to 23.
  • Gross margin for fiscal first quarter 2016 was 85% compared to 80% in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.  Margins were boosted by favorable product mix and Euro exchange rates as well as increased factory utilization.
  • Fiscal first quarter income from operations was $15.0 million, or operating margin of 20% compared to a loss from operations of $1.5 million in the prior year period.
  • Cash, cash equivalents, short and long-term marketable securities totaled $156.4 million as of June 30, 2015, compared to $146.0 million at March 31, 2015. The Company continues to have no debt.
  • In June, Abiomed announced that it received confirmation from the United States Department of Justice that it has closed its investigation into the company's marketing of the Impella® 2.5 device without pursuing any enforcement action.
  • On July 15, Abiomed hired Michael Tomsicek as the new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President. Former Abiomed CFO, Robert Bowen, retired on July 31.
  • On July 31, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reconfirmed Impella reimbursement and payment. This marks more than eight years of review and validation of appropriate payment and confirms that existing Impella MS-DRG mapping (215-221) will remain unchanged in the ICD-9 to ICD-10 transition on October 1, 2015.       

“After a full quarter of FDA approval for high-risk PCI with Impella 2.5, we feel that our customer education and training efforts are truly making an impact on our business,” said Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abiomed. “Our license to become the standard of care has transformed into a reality and I’m proud of the discipline and execution we have demonstrated to get to this phase of the Company’s financial and regulatory success.”


The Company is increasing its fiscal year 2016 guidance for total revenue to be in the range of $300 million to $310 million, an increase of 30% to 35% from the prior year. This new range compares to the previous estimated range of $285 million to $295 million. The Company is updating its fiscal year guidance for GAAP operating margin to be in the range of 14% to 16%.


The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. EDT. Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Michael Tomsicek, Vice President and 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 August 4, 2015 through 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 6, 2015. The replay phone number is (855) 859-2056; the international number is (404) 537-3406. The replay access code is 84865758.


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


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 
(in thousands, except share data) 
    June 30, 2015 March 31, 2015 
Current assets:      
 Cash and cash equivalents $    40,431   $    22,401  
 Short-term marketable securities    114,489      109,557  
 Accounts receivable, net     34,372      31,828  
 Inventories     21,230      16,774  
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets    4,003      4,479  
 Deferred tax assets, net    29,587      35,100  
Total current assets     244,112      220,139  
Long-term marketable securities    1,501      13,996  
Property and equipment, net    10,218      9,127  
Goodwill     32,243      31,534  
In-process research and development    15,041      14,711  
Long-term deferred tax assets, net    45,206      45,206  
Other assets      3,685      3,654  
Total assets   $    352,006   $    338,367  
Current liabilities:      
 Accounts payable $    8,617   $    10,389  
 Accrued expenses    19,798      21,894  
 Deferred revenue    7,868      7,036  
Total current liabilities    36,283      39,319  
Other long-term liabilities    198      183  
Contingent consideration    6,661      6,510  
Long-term deferred tax liabilities    813      795  
Total liabilities     43,955      46,807  
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    420      413  
  Authorized - 100,000,000 shares; Issued - 43,354,209 shares at June 30, 2015       
  and 42,618,717 shares at March 31, 2015;      
  Outstanding - 42,018,530 shares at June 30, 2015 and 41,335,773 shares      
  at March 31, 2015      
 Additional paid in capital    474,528      465,046  
 Accumulated deficit    (128,363)     (137,222) 
 Treasury stock at cost - 1,335,679 shares at June 30, 2015 and 1,282,944 shares      
 at March 31, 2015    (22,812)     (19,347) 
 Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (15,722)     (17,330) 
Total stockholders' equity    308,051      291,560  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $    352,006   $    338,367  


Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries    
Consolidated Statements of Operations 
(in thousands, except share data) 
    Three Months Ended
June 30, 
    2015 2014    
 Product revenue$  73,426  $    48,660     
 Funded research and development   6     151     
     73,432     48,811     
Costs and expenses:          
 Cost of product revenue    10,868     9,689     
 Research and development     10,210     9,062     
 Selling, general and administrative    37,323     31,598     
     58,401     50,349     
Income (loss) from operations    15,031     (1,538)    
Other income:          
 Investment income, net    63     44     
 Other income, net    53     11     
       116     55     
Income (loss) before income taxes    15,147     (1,483)    
Income tax provision     6,288     226     
Net income (loss)  $  8,859  $    (1,709)    
Basic net income (loss) per share  $   0.21  $    (0.04)    
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   41,696     40,062     
Diluted net income (loss) per share  $   0.20  $    (0.04)    
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   44,410     40,062     





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