OrthoPediatrics Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Record quarterly revenue of $20.7 million, up 31.1% year-over-year
WARSAW, Ind., Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OrthoPediatrics Corp. (“OrthoPediatrics”) (NASDAQ:KIDS), a company focused exclusively on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, announced today its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.Third Quarter & Recent Highlights                                                    Increased total revenue to $20.7 million for third quarter 2019, up 31.1% from $15.8 million in third quarter 2018Generated positive Adjusted EBITDA of $703 thousand for third quarter 2019, up from negative $127 thousand in third quarter 2018Increased the domestic sales organization to 158 consultants up 21.5% from third quarter 2018Deployed $13.7 million of consignment sets year-to-date, up 29.0% compared to $10.6 million in the same period prior yearLaunched two new Cannulated Screw Systems for treating patients with fractures and fusions in September after receiving FDA 510(k) clearance in JulyReceived FDA approval for the PediFoot surgical system in AugustUpdated full year 2019 revenue guidance from growth in the range of 23%-25% to 24%-25%Mark Throdahl, President and Chief Executive Officer of OrthoPediatrics, commented, “We continue to execute all our key growth initiatives successfully, driving record revenue of $20.7 million and more than 31% growth year-over-year. Our third quarter revenue reflects sustained momentum as we scale our domestic and international businesses, which grew 35% and 16%, respectively, in the quarter. All three of our businesses supported this growth, with Trauma and Deformity growing 31%, Scoliosis growing 29%, and Sports Medicine/Other growing 90%. We expanded our Total Addressable Market with the recent acquisition of Orthex and are most encouraged by the sales growth and surgeon conversions during the first full quarter we owned this business. This demonstrates our ability to integrate a major acquisition and validates our conviction that this innovative external fixation technology will thrive in the hands of our focused pediatric sales force. We are maintaining our target of $15-$17 million in consignment sets for the year and are anticipating continued benefits from Orthex and pending launch of PediFoot later this year.”Mr. Throdahl continued, “We remain committed to an exclusive focus on the pediatric market and are extremely confident that we will sell the adult Vilex business by year-end, thus recouping a meaningful portion of our initial investment. We believe our growing sales force will support increased sales of Orthex and will drive the adoption of new products and sets. Furthermore, we are encouraged by consistent physician feedback—from experienced and newly trained surgeons alike—that confirms the importance of our clinical education programs. Finally, we are pleased that we continue to produce improved operating metrics, including increasing gross margin to 77% and turning Adjusted EBITDA to a positive $703 thousand. With our substantive progress year-to-date, we remain on track for another year of strong growth that supports our updated revenue guidance of 24-25%.”Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results (Including Orthex)
Total revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $20.7 million, a 31.1% increase compared to $15.8 million for the same period last year. U.S. revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $16.8 million, a 35.1% increase compared to $12.4 million for the same period last year, representing 80.9% of total revenue. International revenue was $4.0 million, a 16.5% increase compared to $3.4 million for the same period last year, representing 19.1% of total revenue.
Trauma and Deformity revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $13.8 million, a 31.0% increase compared to $10.6 million for the same period last year. Scoliosis revenue was $6.5 million, a 28.7% increase compared to $5.0 million for the third quarter of 2018. Sports Medicine/Other revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $0.4 million, an 89.6% increase compared to $0.2 million for the same period last year.Gross profit for the third quarter of 2019 was $15.9 million, a 32.7% increase compared to $12.0 million for the same period last year. Gross profit margin for the third quarter of 2019 improved to 76.6%, compared to 75.7% for the same period last year.Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2019 were $17.4 million, a 32.6% increase compared to $13.1 million for the same period last year. The increase in operating expenses was driven by a 49.0% increase in general and administration, a 22.7% increase in sales and marketing, and a 24.4% increase in research and development. Operating loss for the quarter was ($1.5) million compared to ($1.2) million for the same period last year.Net interest expense for the third quarter of 2019 was $1.3 million, compared to $0.6 million for the same period last year.Net loss from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2019 was ($2.9) million, compared to ($1.9) million for the same period last year. Total net loss including discontinued operations for the third quarter of 2019 was ($2.7) million, or ($0.18) per basic and diluted share attributable to common stockholders compared to ($1.9) million, or ($0.15) per basic and diluted share for the same period last year.Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2019 was $0.7 million as compared to ($0.1) million for the third quarter of 2018. The change was primarily driven by the increase in revenue and associated gross margin. See below for additional information and a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial information.The weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding for the three-month period ended September 30, 2019 was 14,639,020 shares.In the third quarter of 2019, we had 158 sales representatives, including Orthex, up 21.5% compared to 130 in the same period of 2018.Purchases of property and equipment during the third quarter of 2019 were $2.0 million, which compared to $1.1 million for the same period last year. This investment reflects the deployment of consigned sets, which includes product specific instruments and cases and trays. Including the implants, $1.7 million of consigned sets were deployed during the third quarter of 2019, compared to $2.3 million during the third quarter of 2018.As of September 30, 2019, cash and cash equivalents were $19.7 million, compared to $21.9 million as of June 30, 2019, and the Company had approximately $51.2 million in total outstanding indebtedness, with no balance outstanding under the revolving credit facility.Full Year 2019 Financial Guidance
OrthoPediatrics is providing updated financial guidance for the full year 2019, as follows:
Revenue growth in a range of 24% to 25% year-over-year, updated from prior guidance of 23% to 25%Consigned set investments in a range of $15.0 million to $17.0 million, unchanged from prior guidanceConference Call
OrthoPediatrics will host a conference call on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results. The dial-in numbers are (855) 289-4603 for domestic callers and (614) 999-9389 for international callers. The conference ID number is 4339445. A live webcast of the conference call will be available online from the investor relations page of the OrthoPediatrics’ corporate website at www.orthopediatrics.com.
A replay of the webcast will remain available on OrthoPediatrics’ website, www.orthopediatrics.com, until the Company releases its fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial results. In addition, a telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until November 15, 2019. The replay dial-in numbers are (855) 859-2056 for domestic callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers. The replay conference ID number is 4339445.Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “could,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “target,” “predict,” “intend,” “future,” “goals,” “potential,” “objective,” “would” and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond OrthoPediatrics’ control. Important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including, among others, the risks, uncertainties and factors set forth under “Risk Factors” in OrthoPediatrics’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 7, 2019. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. OrthoPediatrics assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, subsequent events, or circumstances or other changes affecting such statements except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA, which differs from financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Adjusted EBITDA in this release represents net loss from continuing operations, plus interest expense, net plus other expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, accelerated vesting of restricted stock upon our IPO, and acquisition related costs. Adjusted EBITDA is presented because the Company believes it is a useful indicator of its operating performance. Management uses the metric as a measure of the Company’s operating performance and for planning purposes, including financial projections. The Company believes this measure is useful to investors as supplemental information because it is frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in its industry. The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful to its management and investors as a measure of comparative operating performance from period to period. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered as an alternative to, or superior to, net income or loss as a measure of financial performance or cash flows from operations as a measure of liquidity, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP, and it should not be construed to imply that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. In addition, the measure is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow for management’s discretionary use, as it does not reflect certain cash requirements such as debt service requirements, capital expenditures and other cash costs that may recur in the future. Adjusted EBITDA contains certain other limitations, including the failure to reflect our cash expenditures, cash requirements for working capital needs and other potential cash requirements. In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future the Company may incur expenses that are the same or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. The Company’s presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed to imply that its future results will be unaffected by any such adjustments. Management compensates for these limitations by primarily relying on the Company’s GAAP results in addition to using Adjusted EBITDA on a supplemental basis. The Company’s definition of this measure is not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to different methods of calculation. The schedules below contain a reconciliation of Net Loss from continuing operations to non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA.
About OrthoPediatrics Corp.
Founded in 2006, OrthoPediatrics is an orthopedic company focused exclusively on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics. As such it has developed the most comprehensive product offering to the pediatric orthopedic market to improve the lives of children with orthopedic conditions. OrthoPediatrics currently markets 31 surgical systems that serve three of the largest categories within the pediatric orthopedic market. This offering spans trauma and deformity, scoliosis, and sports medicine/other procedures. OrthoPediatrics’ global sales organization is focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and distributes its products in the United States and 43 countries outside the United States.
Investor Contacts
The Ruth Group
Tram Bui / Emma Poalillo
(646) 536-7035 / 7024
tbui@theruthgroup.com / epoalillo@theruthgroup.com
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