Globus Medical Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Results
AUDUBON, PA, February 27, 2017: Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.
- Worldwide sales increased 6.3% as reported to $151.6 million, or an increase of 6.5% on a constant currency basis
- Fourth quarter net income was $24.3 million, or 16.0% of sales
- Diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.25
- Non-GAAP diluted EPS were $0.31
- Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was 37.7% of sales
Full Year 2016
- Worldwide sales increased 3.5% as reported to $564.0 million, or an increase of 3.8% on a constant currency basis
- Net income for the year was $104.3 million, or 18.5% of sales
- Diluted EPS were $1.08
- Non-GAAP diluted EPS were $1.19
- Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was 37.4% of sales
David Paul, Chairman and CEO said, “Fourth quarter sales were $151.6 million, a year-over-year increase of 6.3%. Despite our increased spending in support of our pending robotics and trauma launches, our adjusted EBITDA margins was an outstanding 37.7%. We also delivered EPS of $0.25 and non GAAP EPS of $0.31.
“During the fourth quarter, we continued to make progress with product development, sales force development and integration of Alphatec’s international business. We also further expanded our in-house manufacturing capacity. We are proud of our innovation and product development efforts, which resulted in a total of 17 new product launches in 2016. We have addressed our sales force expansion challenges and are optimistic that we will return to more robust growth rates in the second half of 2017. We also remain confident in our long-term growth prospects and our ability to sustain industry-leading profitability by continuing to execute on our strategy of rapid product introduction, expansion of our U.S. and international sales footprints, and diligent expense control.”
Fourth quarter sales in the U.S. decreased by 2.7% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily due to one less selling day in the fourth quarter of 2016. International sales increased by 109.0% over the fourth quarter of 2015 on an as reported basis and 111.8% on a constant currency basis.
Fourth quarter GAAP net income was $24.3 million, a decrease of 35.4% over the same period last year resulting from the one-time positive net income impact of $7.6 million in 2015 due to the settlement of outstanding litigation. Diluted EPS for the fourth quarter was $0.25, as compared to $0.39 for the fourth quarter 2015. Non-GAAP diluted EPS, which removes the impact of this litigation and acquisition related expenses, for the fourth quarter was $0.31, compared to $0.32 in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The company generated net cash provided by operating activities of $51.9 million and non-GAAP free cash flow of $37.7 million in the fourth quarter. Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities ended the quarter at $350.8 million. The company remains debt free.
The company plans to request an extension to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 by filing Form 12b-25, Notification of Late Filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company concluded it is not able to compile all information necessary to complete its Form 10-K by March 1, 2017 without unreasonable effort or expense. The company anticipates filing its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 within the extension period.
2017 Annual Guidance
The company projects 2017 full year sales of $625 million and and non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share of $1.27.
Conference Call Information
Globus Medical will hold a teleconference to discuss its 2016 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.
The call will be archived until Monday, March 6, 2017. 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 6940-2658.
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 March 31, 2016 and for other comparative periods, 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 on a constant currency basis as the current and prior period sales translated at the same predetermined exchange rate. We believe that sales on a constant currency basis provides insight to the comparative increase or decrease in period sales, in dollar and percentage terms, excluding the effects of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow and sales 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, Free Cash Flow, and sales 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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