Press release

Abiomed Announces Record Revenue of $253 Million, Up 53% Year Over Year

Full year global revenue guidance increased for fiscal year 2022 to 22% - 24% growth versus prior year 

DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2021-- Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Q1 financial summary and operational highlights:

  • Total revenue for the quarter totaled $252.6 million, an increase of 53% compared to $164.9 million during the same period of the prior fiscal year, driven by record global patient utilization with COVID recovery.
  • Worldwide Impella® heart pump product revenue for the quarter totaled $241.5 million, an increase of 55% compared to $155.4 million during the same period of the prior fiscal year.
  • U.S. Impella product revenue for the quarter totaled $197.5 million, an increase of 56% compared to $126.2 million during the same period of the prior fiscal year, with U.S. patient usage of Impella heart pumps up 43%.
  • Outside the U.S., Impella product revenue for the quarter totaled $44.0 million, an increase of 51% compared to $29.2 million during the same period of the prior fiscal year. Specifically, Japan product revenue for the quarter totaled $10.9 million, an increase of 24% compared to $8.8 million during the same period of the prior fiscal year, driven by a 78% increase in patient usage.
  • Gross margin for the quarter was 82.1% compared to 78.2% during the same period of the prior fiscal year.
  • The company announced the acquisition of the remaining interest of preCARDIA for $82.8 million. preCARDIA is the developer of a proprietary catheter and controller that will complement Abiomed’s product portfolio to expand options for upstream heart failure patients acutely decompensating. Annually, more than one million patients are admitted to hospitals in the United States with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF)1. Despite available pharmaceutical treatments, heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients older than 65 years of age2. preCARDIA will provide heart failure specialists a minimally invasive solution with the potential to improve patient outcomes and lower the cost of care by providing early intervention with this new technology.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations* increased 94% to $66.2 million, or 26.2% non-GAAP operating margin* for the quarter, compared to $34.1 million non-GAAP income from operations, or 20.7% GAAP operating margin during the same period of the prior fiscal year. GAAP loss from operations for the quarter was $49.3 million, or (19.5%) GAAP operating margin primarily due to the accounting for the preCARDIA acquisition.
  • Non-GAAP net income* increased 95% to $51.1 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $26.1, or $0.58 per diluted share during the same period of the prior fiscal year. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $26.5 million, or $(0.59) per diluted share compared to GAAP net income of $44.6 million, or $0.98 per diluted share during the same period of the prior fiscal year primarily due to the accounting for the preCARDIA acquisition.
  • The company generated operating cash flows of $55.4 million during the quarter. As of June 30, 2021, the company had $804.8 million of cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities and no debt.
  • On June 29, the company announced Impella RP with SmartAssist received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre-market approval (PMA) as safe and effective to treat acute right heart failure for up to 14 days. Impella RP with SmartAssist is the first single-access temporary percutaneous ventricular support device with sensor technology. The FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Impella RP in June 2020 to include patients suffering from COVID-19 related right heart failure or decompensation, including pulmonary embolism (PE). Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Impella RP has become a therapeutic choice for clinicians treating certain COVID-19 patients suffering right heart failure.
  • On August 2, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released final Medicare payment levels for inpatient hospital discharges for fiscal year 2022 which takes effect October 1, 2021. Consistent with the April 2021 proposal and the Form 8-K filed with the SEC, CMS will reassign select ICD-10-PCS codes from MS-DRG 215 to additional cardiovascular related MS-DRGs to align clinical populations and better reflect hospital resources. We are pleased and supported the final rule coding changes to provide stability for multiple DRG payments. The Final Rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) is available on the CMS website.

“Q1 was a solid start with record global revenue and patient utilization in US, Europe and Japan, and we believe we are well-positioned for success in FY22,” said Michael R. Minogue, Abiomed’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We will continue to create and deliver value by successfully advancing our innovation, clinical research and commercial distribution. We remain steadfast to creating the field of heart recovery and driving a new standard of care for circulatory support.”

FISCAL YEAR 2022 OUTLOOK

The company is increasing fiscal year 2022 global revenue and now expects it to be in the range of $1,030 million to $1,050 million, representing 22% to 24% growth compared to fiscal year 2021, an increase from our original guidance of $990 million to $1,030 million, or 17% to 22% growth compared to fiscal year 2021. The company expects its fiscal year 2022 non-GAAP operating margin* to be in the range of 24% to 26%.

*ABOUT NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

To supplement its condensed consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”), the company uses non-GAAP financial measures as described below. The company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making and to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance and liquidity. The company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. The company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because (1) they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and (2) they are used by institutional investors and the analyst community to help them analyze the performance of the company’s business.

The company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures:

Non-GAAP (loss) income from operations: The company defines non-GAAP (loss) income from operations as (loss) income from operations, excluding the charge for the acquired in-process research and development related to the preCARDIA acquisition.

Non-GAAP operating margin: The company defines non-GAAP operating margin as operating margin, excluding the charge for the acquired in-process research and development related to the preCARDIA acquisition.

Non-GAAP net (loss) income and net (loss) income per diluted share: The company defines non-GAAP net (loss) income and net (loss) income per diluted share as net (loss) income and net (loss) income per diluted share, excluding the charge for the acquired in-process research and development related to the preCARDIA acquisition, the gain recognized on its previously owned minority interest in preCARDIA, the unrealized gain on investment in Shockwave Medical and excess tax benefits associated with stock-based compensation. The company defines non-GAAP EPS as non-GAAP net (loss) income divided by non-GAAP diluted shares, which are calculated as GAAP weighted average outstanding shares plus dilutive potential shares outstanding during the period.

Refer to the “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of this press release.

The company reports non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, differ from GAAP measures with the same names, and may differ from non-GAAP financial measures with the same or similar names that are used by other companies. The company believes it is useful to exclude certain items because such amounts in any specific period may not directly correlate to the underlying performance of its business operations or can vary significantly between periods. The company believes that non-GAAP financial measures should only be used to evaluate our results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP financial measures. The company encourages investors to carefully consider its results under GAAP, as well as its supplemental non-GAAP information and the reconciliations between these presentations, to more fully understand its business.

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS

The company will host a conference call to discuss the quarterly results at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, August 5, 2021. The conference call will be hosted by Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Todd A. Trapp, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

To listen to the call live, please tune into the webcast via https://investors.abiomed.com/events-presentations or dial (855) 212-2361; the international number is (678) 809-1538. A replay of this conference call will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET August 5, 2021 through 11:00 a.m. ET on August 12, 2021. The replay phone number is (855) 859-2056; the international number is (404) 537-3406. The replay access code is 5929017.

ABOUT ABIOMED 

Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, USA, Abiomed, Inc. is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support and oxygenation. 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. Abiomed, Impella, Impella 2.5, Impella 5.0, Impella LD, Impella CP, Impella RP, Impella 5.5, Impella Connect, and SmartAssist are registered trademarks of Abiomed, Inc., and are registered in the U.S. and certain foreign countries. Impella ECP, Impella XR Sheath, Impella BTR, CVAD, STEMI DTU, Automated Impella Controller and Abiomed Breethe OXY-1 System are pending trademarks of Abiomed, Inc.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding development of Abiomed's existing and new products, the company's progress toward commercial growth, future opportunities and expected regulatory approvals and statements in the paragraph under “Fiscal Year 2022 Outlook” section regarding certain business metrics on either or both a GAAP or non-GAAP basis. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be accompanied by such words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “target,” “should,” “likely,” “will” and other words and terms of similar meaning. The company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements based upon a number of factors, including, without limitation: the scope, scale and duration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company’s dependence on Impella® products for all of its revenues; the company’s ability to successfully compete against its existing or potential competitors; the acceptance of the company’s products by cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists; long sales and training cycles associated with expansion into new hospital cardiac centers; reduced market acceptance of the company’s products due to lengthy clinician training process; the company’s ability to effectively manage its growth; the company’s ability to successfully commercialize its products; the company’s ability to obtain regulatory approvals and market and sell its products in certain jurisdictions; enforcement actions and product liability suits relating to off-label uses of the company’s products; unsuccessful clinical trials or procedures relating to products under development; the company’s ability to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements; the failure of third-party payers to provide reimbursement of the company’s products; the company’s ability to increase manufacturing capacity to support continued demand for its products; the company or its vendors’ failure to achieve and maintain high manufacturing standards; the failure of the company’s suppliers to provide the components the company requires; the company’s ability to expand its direct sales activities into international markets; the outcome of ongoing securities class action litigation relating to our public disclosures, the company’s ability to integrate acquired companies into its operations and other risks and challenges detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including the most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and the filings subsequently filed with or furnished to the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Unless otherwise required by law, 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
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)

 

June 30, 2021

March 31, 2021

ASSETS

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

  • Cash and cash equivalents

$175,454

$232,710

  • Short-term marketable securities

347,577

350,985

  • Accounts receivable, net

88,645

97,179

  • Inventories

83,661

81,059

  • Prepaid expenses and other current assets

34,536

26,032

Total current assets

729,873

787,965

Long-term marketable securities

281,776

264,085

Property and equipment, net

198,234

197,129

Goodwill

79,006

78,568

Other intangibles, net

41,904

42,150

Deferred tax assets

4,958

11,380

Other assets

122,643

113,082

Total assets

$1,458,394

$1,494,359

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

  • Accounts payable

$29,807

$34,842

  • Accrued expenses

56,462

66,046

  • Deferred revenues

24,094

24,322

  • Other current liabilities

2,760

3,759

Total current liabilities

113,123

128,969

Other long-term liabilities

11,314

10,162

Contingent consideration

25,577

24,706

Deferred tax liabilities

858

847

Total liabilities

150,872

164,684

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

454

453

  • Authorized - 100,000,000 shares; Issued 48,070, 443 shares as of June 30, 2021 and 47,929,402 shares as of March 31, 2021

 

 

  • Outstanding 45,377,715 shares as of June 30, 2021 and 45,270,948 shares as of March 31, 2021

 

 

  • Additional paid in capital

815,416

800,690

  • Retained earnings

801,482

828,007

  • Treasury stock at cost 2,692,728 shares as of June 30, 2021 and 2,658,454 shares as of March 31, 2021

(297,619)

(288,030)

  • Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(12,211)

(11,445)

Total stockholders' equity

1,307,522

1,329,675

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$1,458,394

$1,494,359

 

Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)

 

For the Three Months Ended June 30,

 

2021

2020

Revenue

$

$252,585

$164,850

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

  • Cost of revenue

 

45,188

35,983

  • Research and development

 

37,708

26,357

  • Selling, general and administrative

 

103,484

68,444

  • Acquired in-process research and development

 

115,490

 

 

301,870

130,784

(Loss) income from operations

 

(49,285)

34,066

Other income:

 

 

 

  • Investment income, net

 

1,050

2,397

  • Other income, net

 

38,885

24,613

 

 

39,935

27,010

(Loss) income before income taxes

 

(9,350)

61,076

Income tax provision

 

17,175

16,488

Net (loss) income

$

$(26,525)

$44,588

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income per share - basic

$

$(0.59)

$0.99

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

 

45,311

45,010

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

 

45,311

45,549

 

Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)

 

For the Three Months Ended June 30,

 

2021

2020

GAAP (loss) income from operations

$(49,285)

$34,066

Acquired in-process research and development (1)

115,490

Non-GAAP income from operations

$66,205

$34,066

 

 

 

GAAP operating margin

(19.5%)

20.7%

Non-GAAP operating margin

26.2%

20.7%

 

 

 

GAAP net (loss) income

$(26,525)

$44,588

Acquired in-process research and development (1)

115,490

Gain on previously held interest in preCARDIA (2)

(20,980)

Excess tax benefits on stock-based compensation (3)

(3,630)

(522)

Gain on investment in Shockwave Medical (4)

(13,301)

(17,934)

Non-GAAP net income

$51,054

$26,132

 

 

 

GAAP diluted net (loss) income per share

$(0.59)

$0.98

Acquired in-process research and development (1)

2.52

Gain on previously held interest in preCARDIA (2)

(0.46)

Excess tax benefits on stock-based compensation (3)

(0.08)

(0.01)

Gain on investment in Shockwave Medical (4)

(0.29)

(0.39)

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$1.10

$0.58

 

 

 

GAAP diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

45,311

45,549

Non-GAAP diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

45,797

45,549

 

Notes:

(1) In May 2021, the company acquired the remaining interest in preCARDIA for $82.8 million. The company determined that substantially all of the fair value of the acquisition related to the acquired in-process research and development asset, which resulted in accounting for the transaction as an asset acquisition. The fair value of the acquired in-process research and development asset of $115.5 million is primarily comprised of the net consideration paid for the acquired remaining interest of $82.8 million and our previously owned minority interest in preCARDIA of $32.4 million. Since the acquired technology platform is pre-commercial and has not reached technical feasibility as defined by the accounting rules, the cost of the in-process research and development asset was expensed in the quarter, resulting in a charge of $115.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021.

(2) The company recognized a gain of $21.0 million related to its previously owned minority interest in preCARDIA as described in note (1), within the condensed consolidated statement of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2021.

(3) Amount represents the impact of excess tax benefits associated with stock-based compensation in each respective period presented. The company recognized excess tax benefits associated with stock-based compensation of $3.6 million and $0.5 million as an income tax benefit for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

(4) Amount represents the unrealized gain on investment in Shockwave Medical in each respective period presented. The company recognized an unrealized gain on investment in Shockwave Medical of $17.7 million ($13.3 million, net of tax benefit) and $23.9 million ($17.9 million, net of tax benefit) within other income for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Refer to "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of this press release. 


1 Ponikowski, et al., ESC Heart Fail. 2014 Sep;1(1):4-25.
2 Olofsson, et al., Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 53-59

Todd Trapp
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
978-646-1680
ttrapp@abiomed.com

Tom Langford
Director, Corporate Communications & PR
978-882-8408
tlangford@abiomed.com

Source: Abiomed, Inc.