Abiomed Announces Q2 FY 2017 Revenue of $103 Million, Up 35% Over Prior Year

- Impella® Heart Pumps Assigned to Heart Assist System Implant, MS-DRG 215

DANVERS, Mass., Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, today reported second quarter fiscal 2017 revenue of $103.0 million, an increase of 35% compared to revenue of $76.4 million for the same period of fiscal 2016. Second quarter fiscal 2017 GAAP net income was $8.9 million or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $7.7 million or $0.17 per diluted share for the prior year period.

Financial and operating highlights during the second quarter of fiscal 2017 include:

  • Fiscal second quarter worldwide revenue from Impella heart pumps totaled $97.9 million, an increase of 37% compared to revenue of $71.7 million during the same period of the prior fiscal year. U.S. revenue from Impella pumps grew 34% to $89.3 million and U.S. patient usage grew 35%.
  • Outside the U.S., revenue from Impella heart pumps totaled $8.6 million and was up 73%, predominantly from Germany, which grew 126% in revenue from the prior fiscal year.
  • The installed base for Impella 2.5™ heart pumps in the U.S. grew by an additional 33 hospitals, which made initial purchases of Impella heart pumps, bringing the installed customer base to 1,099 sites. The installed customer base for Impella CP® heart pumps grew by 62 new U.S. hospitals, bringing the total number of Impella CP sites to 923.
  • An additional 23 sites made initial purchases of Impella RP® heart pumps during the quarter, bringing the total number of sites to 112.
  • Gross margin for fiscal second quarter 2017 was 83.2% compared to 84.1% in the second quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $14.5 million, or 14.1% operating margin, compared to $12.8 million, or 16.8% operating margin in the prior year period.
  • The Company generated $13.7 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, totaling $236.9 million as of September 30, 2016, compared to $223.2 million at June 30, 2016. The Company currently has no debt.
  • On September 27, Abiomed announced that it received Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour& Welfare (MHLW) for the Impella 2.5™ and Impella 5.0™ heart pumps for the treatment of drug-resistant acute heart failure.
  • Effective October 1, 2016, the American Hospital Association (AHA) published simplified ICD-10 coding guidance for Impella. CMS has assigned all Impella insertions to a dedicated heart assist implant MS-DRG, MS-DRG 215, for percutaneous Heart Assist System Implant, a change from MS-DRG 216 – 221 “Cardiac Valve and Other”. Impella is now assigned to a dedicated DRG category for left side, right side and biventricular hemodynamic support.
  • Today, Abiomed announced in a separate press release the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a prospective feasibility study (n=50) to evaluate the use of the Impella CP® heart pump for unloading of the left ventricle prior to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients presenting with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), without cardiogenic shock.

“This quarter’s historical achievement with Japanese PMDA approval reflects years of regulatory execution,” said Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abiomed. “Additionally, today we are announcing significant new milestones: Impella heart pumps assigned to Heart Assist System Implant, MS-DRG 215 and FDA approval for our feasibility STEMI study, “DTU”, for a new patient population. I am proud of our team’s ability to consistently accomplish our strategic initiatives and execute our tactical plan as Abiomed builds the Field of Heart Recovery.”

The Company is maintaining its fiscal year 2017 revenue guidance of $435 million to $445 million, an increase in revenue of 32% to 35% from the prior year. The Company is also maintaining its fiscal year guidance for GAAP operating margin in the range of 18% to 20%.

The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 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 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 October 27, 2016 through 11:00 a.m. EDT on October 29, 2016. The replay phone number is (855) 859-2056; the international number is (404) 537-3406. The replay access code is 93467347.

The ABIOMED logo, ABIOMED, Impella, Impella CP, and Impella RP are registered trademarks of Abiomed, Inc. in the U.S. and in certain foreign countries. Impella 2.5, Impella 5.0, and Recovering hearts. Saving lives. are trademarks of Abiomed, Inc.

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:

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)
September30, 2016 March 31, 2016
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 54,709 $ 48,231
Short-term marketable securities 178,236 163,822
Accounts receivable, net 46,607 42,821
Inventories 31,491 26,740
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 8,827 6,778
Total current assets 319,870 288,392
Long-term marketable securities 4,004 1,000
Property and equipment, net 50,207 23,184
Goodwill 32,582 33,003
In-process research and development 15,199 15,396
Long-term deferred tax assets, net 48,614 58,534
Other assets 4,422 4,422
Total assets $ 474,898 $ 423,931
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 14,066 $ 9,381
Accrued expenses 28,013 28,382
Deferred revenue 9,103 8,778
Current portion of capital lease obligation 740
Total current liabilities 51,922 46,541
Other long-term liabilities 4 220
Contingent consideration 7,749 7,563
Long-term deferred tax liabilities 821 832
Capital lease obligation, net of current portion 15,961
Total liabilities 76,457 55,156
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 433 426
Authorized - 100,000,000 shares; Issued - 44,905,284 shares at September 30, 2016 and 43,973,119 shares at March 31, 2016
Outstanding - 43,333,607 shares at September 30, 2016 and 42,596,228 shares at March 31, 2016
Additional paid in capital 536,859 508,624
Accumulated deficit (77,290 ) (99,075 )
Treasury stock at cost - 1,571,677 shares at September 30, 2016 and 1,376,891 shares at March 31, 2016 (46,266 ) (26,660 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (15,295 ) (14,540 )
Total stockholders' equity 398,441 368,775
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 474,898 $ 423,931

Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
For the Three Months Ended
For the Six Months Ended
2016 2015 2016 2015
Product revenue $ 102,928 $ 76,354 $ 205,917 $ 149,780
Funded research and development 27 5 33 11
102,955 76,359 205,950 149,791
Costs and expenses:
Cost of product revenue 17,309 12,144 32,379 23,012
Research and development 18,052 11,569 33,712 21,779
Selling, general and administrative 53,086 39,829 104,118 77,152
88,447 63,542 170,209 121,943
Income from operations 14,508 12,817 35,741 27,848
Other income (expense):
Investment income, net 342 62 611 125
Other (expense) income, net (114 ) 87 (191 ) 140
228 149 420 265
Income before income taxes 14,736 12,966 36,161 28,113
Income tax provision 5,861 5,231 14,376 11,519
Net income $ 8,875 $ 7,735 $ 21,785 $ 16,594
Basic net income per share $ 0.21 $ 0.18 $ 0.51 $ 0.40
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 43,129 42,228 42,971 41,963
Diluted net income per share $ 0.20 $ 0.17 $ 0.49 $ 0.37
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 44,580 44,922 44,493 44,778

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