Globus Medical Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2015 Results
Record Sales and Profits
AUDUBON, PA, February 24, 2016: Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.
- Worldwide sales increased 10.7% as reported to $142.6 million, or 11.5% on a constant currency basis
- Fourth quarter net income was $37.6 million
- Earnings per fully diluted share were $0.39
- Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA was 37.7% of sales
Full Year 2015:
- Worldwide sales increased 14.8% as reported to $544.8 million, or 16.0% on a constant currency basis
- Net income for the year was $112.8 million
- Earnings per fully diluted share were $1.17
- Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA was 36.2% of sales
“2015 was a great year for Globus Medical. Sales grew by 14.8% as reported, reaching $544.8 million, or 16.0% on a constant currency basis. Full year Adjusted EBITDA was 36.2% of sales. We launched 14 new products, made steady progress on our robotics project, continued to develop our trauma product line and successfully integrated the Branch Medical acquisition to increase our in-house manufacturing capabilities,” commented David Paul, Chairman and CEO. “This performance was the result of continued execution of our strategy of robust product innovation, sales force expansion, and disciplined expense control. I am very proud of the performance of our team in 2015 and remain confident in our ability to increase profitability at or above our sales growth rate over time.”
Anthony Williams, President, added, “Our fourth quarter sales performance capped a strong year of profitable growth. Fourth quarter worldwide sales were a record $142.6 million and Adjusted EBITDA reached a high point at 37.7% of sales. We achieved this level of profitability despite continued investments in our trauma and robotics initiatives during the quarter.”
Net income for the year ending December 31, 2015 was $112.8 million, or $1.17 per diluted share, as compared to $92.5 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, for 2014. For the quarter ending December 31, 2015, net income was $37.6 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, as compared to $27.6 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for 2014. As previously announced, we settled outstanding intellectual property litigation with DePuy Synthes, which resulted in a nonrecurring gain of $0.07 in the fourth quarter. Excluding the provision for litigation, net of taxes, net income for the year ending December 31, 2015 was 105.8 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, and for the quarter ending December 31, 2015, net income was $30.3 million, or $0.32 per diluted share.
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA for the year and quarter ending December 31, 2015 were 36.2% and 37.7% of sales, respectively. This compares to non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA of 36.1% and 36.7% of sales for year and quarter ending December 31, 2014, respectively.
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities ended the year at $329.8 million. The company remains debt free.
As previously announced, the company expects 2016 sales to be approximately $583 million and earnings per fully diluted share to be approximately $1.20 per share.
Conference Call Information
Globus Medical will hold a teleconference to discuss its 2015 fourth quarter and full year results with the investment community at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time today. Globus invites all interested parties to join the call by dialing:
1-855-533-7141 United States Participants
1-720-545-0060 International Participants
There is no pass code for the teleconference.
For interested parties who do not wish to ask questions, the teleconference will be webcast live and may be accessed through a link on the Globus Medical website at investors.globusmedical.com.
If you are unable to participate during the live teleconference, the call will be archived until Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The audio archive can be accessed by calling 1-855-859-2056 in the U.S. or 1-404-537-3406 from outside the U.S. The passcode for the audio replay is 2863-3216.
About Globus Medical, Inc.
Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal implant company based in Audubon, PA. The company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable surgeons to promote healing in patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”), management uses certain non-GAAP financial measures. For example, Adjusted EBITDA, which represents net income before interest income, net and other non-operating expenses, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, changes in the fair value of contingent consideration in connection with business acquisitions and other acquisition related costs, and provisions for litigation, is useful as an additional measure of operating performance, and particularly as a measure of comparative operating performance from period to period, as it is reflective of changes in pricing decisions, cost controls and other factors that affect operating performance, and it removes the effect of our capital structure, asset base, income taxes and interest income and expense. Our management also uses Adjusted EBITDA for planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and financial projections. In addition, for the periods ended December 31, 2015 and for other comparative periods, we are presenting non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, which represent net income and diluted earnings per share, respectively, before provisions for litigation, net of the tax effects of such provisions. We believe these non-GAAP measures are also useful indicators of our operating performance, and particularly as additional measures of comparative operative performance from period to period as they remove the effects of litigation, which we believe are not reflective of underlying business trends. We also define the non-GAAP measure of Free Cash Flow as the net cash provided by operating activities, adjusted for the impact of restricted cash, less the cash impact of purchases of property and equipment. We believe that this financial measure provides meaningful information for evaluating our overall financial performance for comparative periods as it facilitates an assessment of funds available to satisfy current and future obligations and fund acquisitions. Furthermore, we define the non-GAAP measure of sales and net income on a constant currency basis as the current and prior period sales and net income translated at the same predetermined exchange rate. We believe that sales and net income on a constant currency basis provides insight to the comparative increase or decrease in period sales and net income, in dollar and percentage terms, excluding the effects of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, Free Cash Flow and sales and net income on a constant currency basis are not calculated in conformity with U.S. GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These measures do not include certain expenses that may be necessary to evaluate our liquidity or operating results. Our definitions of Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, Free Cash Flow, and sales and net income on a constant currency basis may differ from that of other companies and therefore may not be comparable.
Safe Harbor Statements
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