Globus Medical Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

AUDUBON, Pa., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal solutions company, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

  • Worldwide sales were $173.4 million, an increase of 13.8% as reported
  • Second quarter net income was $45.0 million, an increase of 56.9%
  • Diluted earnings per share (EPS) and non-GAAP EPS were $0.44
  • Non-GAAP EPS increased 38.0% compared to second quarter of 2017
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was 34.3% of sales

“The second quarter marks the third consecutive quarter of double-digit organic growth for Globus Medical, as our U.S. Spine business continues to take market share, growing by 4.2%; our international revenue increased by 7.2%; and Emerging Technologies contributed $13.8 million,” said Dave Demski, CEO.  “We are very pleased with the strong sales of our ExcelsiusGPS™ robotic system, and more importantly, the level of adoption we are seeing by surgeons in accounts that have purchased the technology.  The synergy of this transformational technology, combined with the most innovative suite of spinal implants in the industry, is expected to provide a powerful platform for our future growth.”

Worldwide sales for the second quarter were $173.4 million, an increase of 13.8% over the second quarter of 2017.  Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.44, an increase of 38.0%.  Revenue from Emerging Technologies was primarily due to continued demand for our ExcelsiusGPS™ robotics and navigation system.

Second quarter sales in the U.S., including robotics, increased by 15.1% compared to the second quarter of 2017.  International sales increased by 7.2% over the second quarter of 2017 on an as-reported basis and 4.3% on a constant currency basis.

Second quarter GAAP net income was $45.0 million, an increase of 56.9% over the same period last year.  Diluted EPS for the second quarter was $0.44, as compared to $0.29 for the second quarter 2017.  Non-GAAP diluted EPS for the second quarter was $0.44, compared to $0.32 in the second quarter of 2017.

The company generated net cash provided by operating activities of $33.3 million and non-GAAP free cash flow of $18.5 million in the second quarter, and ended the quarter with cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $516.8 million.  The company remains debt free.

2018 Annual Guidance
The company today issued new guidance for full year 2018 sales of $700 million and non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share of $1.55.  2018 guidance was previously sales of $695 million and non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share of $1.52.

Executive Appointment
The company also announced the promotion of Dan Scavilla to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer.  In his new role, Mr. Scavilla will be responsible for all contracting and pricing; supply chain and logistics; and manufacturing operations; as well as continued oversight of all finance-related functions.  Mr. Scavilla will continue in the role of Chief Financial Officer until the company completes its search for a new CFO.

Conference Call Information
Globus Medical will hold a teleconference to discuss its 2018 second quarter results with the investment community at 4:30 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

The call will be archived until Wednesday, August 8, 2018.  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 1012-6350.

About Globus Medical, Inc.
Based in Audubon, Pennsylvania, Globus Medical, Inc. 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. Additional information can be accessed at

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, non-GAAP 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, provisions for litigation, technology in-licensing fee, and acquisition related costs, and net gain from the sale of assets, 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 non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA for planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and financial projections.  Provision for litigation represents costs incurred for litigation settlements or unfavorable verdicts when the loss is known or considered probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated, or in the case of a favorable settlement, when income is realized.  Acquisition related costs/licensing represents the change in fair value of business acquisition related contingent consideration; costs related to integrating recently acquired businesses including but not limited to costs to exit or convert contractual obligations, severance, and information system conversion; and specific costs related to the consummation of the acquisition process such as banker fees, legal fees, and other acquisition related professional fees, as well as one time licensing fees.   Net gain from sale of assets represents the gain on sale of assets and the offsetting impact of costs incurred through the sale.

In addition, for the period ended June 30, 2018 and for other comparative periods, we are presenting non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, which represents net income and diluted earnings per share excluding the provision for litigation, amortization of intangibles, acquisition related costs/licensing, net gain from the sale of assets and the tax effects of such adjustments.  We believe these non-GAAP measures are also useful indicators of our operating performance, and particularly as additional measures of comparative operating performance from period to period as they remove the effects of litigation, amortization of intangibles, acquisition related costs/licensing, net gain from the sale of assets and the tax effects of such adjustments, which we believe are not reflective of underlying business trends.  Additionally, for the periods ended June 30, 2018 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, the non-GAAP measure of constant currency sales growth is calculated by translating current year sales at the same average exchange rates in effect during the applicable prior year period.  We believe constant currency sales growth 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.

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, free cash flow and constant currency sales growth 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 non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, free cash flow and constant currency sales growth may differ from that of other companies and therefore may not be comparable.  Additionally, we have recast prior periods for non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share.

Safe Harbor Statements

All statements included in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and may be identified by their use of words such as “believe,” “may,” “might,” “could,” “will,” “aim,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan” and other similar terms.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current assumptions, expectations and estimates of future events and trends.  Forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to many risks, uncertainties and other factors that may affect our businesses and operations and could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, factors affecting our quarterly results, our ability to manage our growth, our ability to sustain our profitability, demand for our products, our ability to compete successfully (including without limitation our ability to convince surgeons to use our products and our ability to attract and retain sales and other personnel), our ability to rapidly develop and introduce new products, our ability to develop and execute on successful business strategies, our ability to successfully integrate the international operations acquired from Alphatec, both in general and on our anticipated timeline, our ability to transition Alphatec’s international customers to Globus products, our ability to realize the expected benefits to our results from the Alphatec acquisition, our ability to comply with laws and regulations that are or may become applicable to our businesses, our ability to safeguard our intellectual property, our success in defending legal proceedings brought against us, trends in the medical device industry, general economic conditions, and other risks.  For a discussion of these and other risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect our results, you should refer to the disclosure contained in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections labeled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements,” and in our Forms 10-Q, Forms 8-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These documents are available at  Moreover, we operate in an evolving environment.  New risk factors and uncertainties emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all risk factors and uncertainties, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.  Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release.  We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, events or circumstances or other factors arising or coming to our attention after the date hereof.

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share amounts) June 30,
  June 30,
  June 30,
  June 30,
Sales $ 173,384     $ 152,390     $ 347,795     $ 308,199  
Cost of goods sold 37,637     37,199     75,607     72,799  
Gross profit 135,747     115,191     272,188     235,400  
Operating expenses:              
Research and development 13,523     10,713     26,210     21,379  
Selling, general and administrative 77,125     64,438     152,819     131,497  
Provision for litigation     243         243  
Amortization of intangibles 2,178     1,809     4,365     3,591  
Acquisition related costs 782     617     1,021     1,005  
Total operating expenses 93,608     77,820     184,415     157,715  
Operating income 42,139     37,371     87,773     77,685  
Other income/(expense), net 8,165     2,186     10,609     4,286  
Income before income taxes 50,304     39,557     98,382     81,971  
Income tax provision 5,327     10,890     13,866     24,590  
Net income $ 44,977     $ 28,667     $ 84,516     $ 57,381  
Earnings per share:              
Basic $ 0.46     $ 0.30     $ 0.87     $ 0.60  
Diluted $ 0.44     $ 0.29     $ 0.84     $ 0.59  
Weighted average shares outstanding:              
Basic 97,830     96,161     97,337     96,079  
Diluted 101,510     97,818     101,005     97,483  

(In thousands, except par value) June 30,
  December 31,
ASSETS (unaudited)    
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 119,944     $ 118,817  
Short-term marketable securities 240,976     254,890  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $3,924 and $3,963,
118,561     116,676  
Inventories 114,758     108,409  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 16,943     11,166  
Current portion of note receivable 3,333     1,667  
Income taxes receivable 18,709     8,717  
Total current assets 633,224     620,342  
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $204,760
   and $191,760, respectively
154,342     143,167  
Long-term marketable securities 155,859     56,133  
Note receivable 26,667     28,333  
Intangible assets, net 74,973     78,659  
Goodwill 123,750     123,890  
Other assets 7,202     7,947  
Deferred income taxes 17,816     20,031  
Total assets $ 1,193,833     $ 1,078,502  
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 20,727     $ 25,039  
Accrued expenses 47,978     52,594  
Income taxes payable 2,979     3,274  
Business acquisition liabilities 6,507     11,411  
Deferred revenue 2,089     755  
Total current liabilities 80,280     93,073  
Business acquisition liabilities, net of current portion 3,815     4,508  
Deferred income taxes 9,991     10,669  
Other liabilities 2,561     2,474  
Total liabilities 96,647     110,724  
Commitments and contingencies      
Common stock; $0.001 par value.  Authorized 785,000 shares; issued
   and outstanding 98,248 and 96,658 shares at June 30, 2018 and
   December 31, 2017, respectively
98     97  
Additional paid-in capital 283,132     238,341  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (6,807 )   (6,907 )
Retained earnings 820,763     736,247  
Total equity 1,097,186     967,778  
Total liabilities and equity $ 1,193,833     $ 1,078,502  

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  Six Months Ended
(In thousands) June 30,
  June 30,
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income $ 84,516     $ 57,381  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 19,233     22,935  
Amortization of premium on marketable securities 1,477     1,855  
Write-down for excess and obsolete inventories 5,406     4,962  
Stock-based compensation expense 11,533