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ATEC Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Highlights

19 Days ago

Third Quarter U.S. Revenue Growth of 34% Year-Over-Year
Drives Increase in Full Year 2019 Guidance  

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (“ATEC” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ATEC), a provider of innovative spine surgery solutions dedicated to revolutionizing the approach to spine surgery, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, and recent corporate highlights.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

  • Total net revenue of $29.2 million; U.S. revenue of $28.1 million, up 34% compared to the prior year and up 8% sequentially;
  • U.S. gross margin of 70.8%; and
  • Cash and cash equivalents of $57.8 million as of September 30, 2019.

Third Quarter-to-Date Corporate Highlights

  • Closed a follow-on equity offering that generated $54 million in net proceeds for growth-related investment and expanded the institutional shareholder base;
  • Enhanced clinical distinction with five new product launches: the IdentiTi™ TLIF Porous Oblique System, the IdentiTi™ LIF Systems, the AMP™ Anti-Migration LIF Plate System, the Transcend™ Lateral Interbody Spacer, and the Trestle Luxe® II Anterior Cervical Plate System;
  • Increased contribution from new products to 42% of U.S. revenue;
  • Expanded percentage of U.S. revenue driven by strategic distribution network to 89%;
  • Increased U.S. revenue per case by 17% compared to the prior year; and
  • Expanded senior leadership team by appointing Eric Dasso as Executive Vice President, Adjunctive Technologies.

“Our continued focus on compelling surgeon adoption by creating clinical distinction and revitalizing the ATEC sales channel substantially accelerated organic U.S. revenue growth in the third quarter,” said Pat Miles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “As a result, we are increasing 2019 revenue expectations for the second time this year, now anticipating full-year U.S. revenue growth of over 26%. I’m proud of all that our teams have accomplished to date, and I am even more enthusiastic about the future for spine’s new Organic Innovation Machine.”

Comparison of Selected GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Results for the
Third Quarter 2019 to Third Quarter 2018
               
  Three Months Ended   Change
  September 30, 2019   September 30, 2018   $   %
  (unaudited)   (unaudited)        
               
Revenue from U.S. products $ 28,051     $ 20,996     $ 7,055     34 %
Gross profit from U.S. products   19,853       16,001       3,852     24 %
Gross margin from U.S. products   70.8 %     76.2 %        
               
Operating Expenses              
Research and development $ 3,962     $ 3,157     $ 805     25 %
Sales, general and administrative   26,792       18,833       7,959     42 %
Litigation-related expenses   604       1,329       (725 )   (55 %)
Amortization of intangible assets   172       187       (15 )   (8 %)
Transaction-related expenses   -       66       (66 )   (100 %)
Restructuring   -       167       (167 )   (100 %)
Total operating expenses $ 31,530     $ 23,739     $ 7,791     33 %
               
Operating loss $ (11,597 )   $ (7,533 )   $ (4,064 )   54 %
               
Non-GAAP operating loss $ (5,114 )   $ (3,006 )   $ (2,108 )   70 %
               
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA $ (3,190 )   $ (1,415 )   $ (1,775 )   125 %
               

 

Revenue from U.S. products for the third quarter 2019 was $28.1 million, up 34% compared to $21.0 million in the third quarter 2018. Revenue growth generated by new products and the strategic distribution channel continues to outpace the ongoing revenue impacts of transitioning or discontinuing non-strategic distributor relationships.

Gross profit and gross margin from U.S. products for the third quarter 2019 were $19.9 million and 70.8%, respectively, compared to $16.0 million and 76.2%, respectively, for the third quarter 2018. U.S. gross margin was impacted by increased non-cash excess and obsolete write-offs related to legacy products. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding non-cash excess and obsolete charges, U.S. gross margin was 78.9% in the third quarter of 2019, compared to 79.8% in the third quarter of 2018.

Total operating expenses for the third quarter 2019 were $31.5 million compared to $23.7 million in the third quarter 2018.  On a non-GAAP basis, excluding stock-based compensation, fair value adjustments, litigation-related expenses, restructuring and transaction-related expenses, total operating expenses increased to $27.4 million from $20.0 million in 2018, reflecting increased selling costs from U.S. revenue growth, as well as increased investments in organic product development to support new product launches.

Non-GAAP adjusted operating loss, which excludes stock-based compensation, fair value adjustments, litigation-related expenses, restructuring, transaction-related expenses and excess and obsolescence charges, was $5.1 million for the third quarter 2019, compared to a loss of $3.0 million for the third quarter 2018. 

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, which excludes stock-based compensation, fair value adjustments, litigation-related expenses, restructuring, transaction-related expenses and excess and obsolescence charges in the third quarter 2019 was a loss of $3.2 million, compared to a loss of $1.4 million in the third quarter 2018. 

For more detailed information on non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP adjusted operating loss and non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, please refer to the table, “Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” that follows.

Current and long-term debt at face value includes $45 million in term debt and $11.6 million outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility at September 30, 2019, with cash and cash equivalents of $57.8 million.

Updated 2019 Financial Outlook

Full Year 2019 Previous Updated
  Guidance ($M) YoY Growth Guidance ($M) YoY Growth
U.S. Product Revenue $100 to $104 20% to 24% $105 to $107 26% to 28%
International Supply Agreement $4 to $5 (38%) to (50%) No change No change
Total Revenue $104 to $109 13% to 19% $109 to $112 19% to 22%

Investor Conference Call

ATEC will present the results via a live webcast today at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss the results. At that time, please click here to access the live webcast.  An audiocast of the presentation will be also be available domestically at (877) 556-5251 and internationally at (720) 545-0036. The conference ID number is 6098197.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement the Company’s financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company reports certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP U.S. gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating loss, and non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with an additional tool for evaluating the Company's core performance, which management uses in its own evaluation of continuing operating performance, and a baseline for assessing the future earnings potential of the Company. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in the Company’s industry, as other companies in the industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently, particularly related to non-recurring, unusual items. Non-GAAP financial results should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Included below are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures.

About Alphatec Holdings, Inc.

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Alphatec Spine, Inc. and SafeOp Surgical, Inc., is a provider of innovative spine surgery solutions dedicated to revolutionizing the approach to spine surgery. ATEC designs, develops and markets technology for the treatment of spinal disorders.  The Company markets its products in the U.S. via independent sales agents and a direct sales force.
Additional information can be found at www.atecspine.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainty. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company cautions investors that there can be no assurance that actual results or business conditions will not differ materially from those projected or suggested in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Forward-looking statements include the references to the Company’s revenue and growth outlook, planned commercial launches and product introductions, the Company’s strategy in significantly repositioning the ATEC brand, turning the Company into a growth organization, creating future market disruption, and the Company’s future ability to finance its operations. The important factors that could cause actual operating results to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the uncertainty of success in developing new products or products currently in the Company’s pipeline; the uncertainties in the Company’s ability to execute upon its strategic operating plan; the uncertainties regarding the ability to successfully license or acquire new products, and the commercial success of such products; failure to achieve acceptance of the Company’s products by the surgeon community; failure to obtain FDA or other regulatory clearance or approval for new products, or unexpected or prolonged delays in the process; continuation of favorable third party reimbursement for procedures performed using the Company’s products; unanticipated expenses or liabilities or other adverse events affecting cash flow or the Company’s ability to successfully control its costs or achieve profitability; uncertainty of additional funding; the Company’s ability to compete with other products and with emerging new technologies; product liability exposure; an unsuccessful outcome in any litigation in which the Company is a defendant; patent infringement claims; claims related to the Company’s intellectual property and the Company’s ability to meet its financial obligations under its credit agreements and the Orthotec LLC settlement agreement. The words “believe,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “look forward” and “anticipate,” variations of such words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not a forward-looking statement. A further list and description of these and other factors, risks and uncertainties can be found in the Company's most recent annual report, and any subsequent quarterly and current reports, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ATEC disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless required by law.


Investor/Media Contact:   Company Contact:
     
Josh Berg   Jeff Black
Investor Relations   Chief Financial Officer
(760) 494-6790   ir@atecspine.com
ir@atecspine.com    

      

ALPHATEC HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
  (in thousands, except per share amounts - unaudited)
               
               
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
    2019       2018       2019       2018  
               
Revenues:              
Revenue from U.S. products $ 28,051     $ 20,996     $ 77,099     $ 60,606  
Revenue from international supply agreement   1,150       2,006       3,976       5,745  
Total revenues   29,201       23,002       81,075       66,351  
Cost of revenues   9,268       6,796       25,688       19,686  
Gross profit   19,933       16,206       55,387       46,665  
               
Operating expenses:              
Research and development   3,962       3,157       10,791       6,952  
Sales, general and administrative   26,792       18,833       72,360       53,628  
Litigation-related expenses   604       1,329       4,427       4,143  
Amortization of intangible assets   172       187       526       551  
Transaction-related expenses   -       66       -       1,546  
Gain on settlement   -       -       -       (6,168 )
Restructuring expenses   -       167       60       758  
Total operating expenses   31,530       23,739       88,164       61,410  
Operating loss   (11,597 )     (7,533 )     (32,777 )     (14,745 )
Total other expenses, net   (2,926 )     (1,754 )     (6,966 )     (5,183 )
Loss from continuing operations before taxes   (14,523 )     (9,287 )     (39,743 )     (19,928 )
Income tax (benefit) provision   20       26       122       (1,697 )
Loss from continuing operations   (14,543 )     (9,313 )     (39,865 )     (18,231 )
Loss from discontinued operations   (24 )     (42 )     (106 )     (116 )
Net loss $ (14,567 )   $ (9,355 )   $ (39,971 )   $ (18,347 )
               
               
Net loss per share, basic and diluted:              
Continuing operations $ (0.26 )   $ (0.22 )   $ (0.81 )   $ (0.56 )
Discontinued operations   (0.00 )     (0.00 )     (0.00 )     (0.00 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.26 )   $ (0.22 )   $ (0.81 )   $ (0.56 )
               
Shares used in calculating basic and diluted net loss per share   55,736       42,497       49,252       32,658  
               
Stock-based compensation included in:              
Cost of revenue $ 57     $ 18     $ 113     $ 51  
Research and development   388       179       921       192  
Sales, general and administrative   3,158       1,478       6,532       3,199  
  $ 3,603     $ 1,675     $ 7,566     $ 3,442  
               

 

ALPHATEC HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
       
       
  September 30,   December 31,
   2019    2018
  (Unaudited)    
ASSETS
Current assets:      
Cash $ 57,843   $ 29,054
Accounts receivable, net   15,430     15,095
Inventories, net   33,065     28,765
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   10,852     2,380
Current assets of discontinued operations   214     242
Total current assets   117,404     75,536
       
Property and equipment, net   18,723     13,235
Right-of-use asset   2,112     -
Goodwill   13,897     13,897
Intangibles, net   25,882     26,408
Other assets   214     347
Noncurrent assets of discontinued operations   51     54
Total assets $ 178,283   $ 129,477
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 6,010   $ 4,399
Accrued expenses   22,972     22,316
Current portion of long-term debt   836     3,276
Current portion of lease liability   1,263     -
Current liabilities of discontinued operations   504     621
Total current liabilities   31,585     30,612
       
Total long term liabilities   65,441     57,688
       
Redeemable preferred stock   23,603     23,603
Stockholders' equity   57,654     17,574
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 178,283   $ 129,477
       

 


ALPHATEC HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands - unaudited)
 
               
               
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
    2019       2018       2019       2018  
               
               
Operating expenses   31,530       23,739       88,164       61,410  
Adjustments:              
Stock-based compensation   (3,546 )     (1,657 )     (7,453 )     (3,391 )
Contingent consideration fair value adjustment   -       (546 )     (289 )     (646 )
Litigation-related expenses   (604 )     (1,329 )     (4,427 )     (4,143 )
Restructuring   -       (167 )     (60 )     (758 )
Transaction-related expenses   -       (66 )     -       (1,546 )
Gain on settlement   -       -       -       6,168  
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 27,380     $ 19,974     $ 75,935     $ 57,094  
               
               
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
    2019       2018       2019       2018  
               
Operating loss, as reported $ (11,597 )   $ (7,533 )   $ (32,777 )   $ (14,745 )
Add back significant items:              
Stock-based compensation   3,603       1,675       7,566       3,442  
Contingent consideration fair value adjustment   -       546       289       646  
Litigation-related expenses   604       1,329       4,427       4,143  
Restructuring   -       167       60       758  
Transaction-related expenses   -       66       -       1,546  
Excess & obsolete charges   2,276       744       6,451       2,016  
Gain on settlement   -       -       -       (6,168 )
Adjusted operating loss   (5,114 )     (3,006 )     (13,984 )     (8,362 )
               
               
Operating loss, as reported $ (11,597 )   $ (7,533 )   $ (32,777 )   $ (14,745 )
Depreciation   1,752       1,405       4,828       4,454  
Amortization of intangible assets   172       186       526       612  
EBITDA   (9,673 )     (5,942 )     (27,423 )     (9,679 )
Add back significant items:              
Stock-based compensation   3,603       1,675       7,566       3,442  
Contingent consideration fair value adjustment   -       546       289       646  
Litigation-related expenses   604       1,329       4,427       4,143  
Restructuring   -       167       60       758  
Transaction-related expenses   -       66       -       1,546  
Excess & obsolete charges   2,276       744       6,451       2,016  
Gain on settlement   -       -       -       (6,168 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ (3,190 )   $ (1,415 )   $ (8,630 )   $ (3,296 )
               

 


ALPHATEC HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GEOGRAPHIC SEGMENT REVENUES AND GROSS PROFIT
(in thousands, except percentages - unaudited)
         
               
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
    2019       2018       2019       2018  
Revenues by source              
Revenue from U.S. products $ 28,051     $ 20,996     $ 77,099     $ 60,606  
Revenue from international supply agreement   1,150       2,006       3,976       5,745  
Total revenues $ 29,201     $ 23,002     $ 81,075     $ 66,351  
               
Gross profit by source              
Revenue from U.S. products $ 19,853     $ 16,001     $ 55,087     $ 46,230  
Revenue from international supply agreement   80       205       300       435  
Total gross profit $ 19,933     $ 16,206     $ 55,387     $ 46,665  
               
Gross profit margin by source              
Revenue from U.S. products   70.8 %     76.2 %     71.4 %     76.3 %
Revenue from international supply agreement   7.0 %     10.2 %     7.5 %     7.6 %
Total gross profit margin   68.3 %     70.5 %     68.3 %     70.3 %
               
               
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP GROSS PROFIT AND GROSS MARGIN FROM U.S. PRODUCTS
(in thousands, except percentages - unaudited)
               
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
    2019       2018       2019       2018  
               
GAAP-based gross profit from U.S. products $ 19,853     $ 16,001     $ 55,087     $ 46,230  
Add: non-cash excess and obsolete charges   2,276       744       6,451       2,016  
Non-GAAP gross profit from U.S. products $ 22,129     $ 16,745     $ 61,538     $ 48,246  
               
GAAP-based gross margin from U.S. products   70.8 %     76.2 %     71.4 %     76.3 %
Add: non-cash excess and obsolete charges   8.1 %     3.5 %     8.4 %     3.3 %
Non-GAAP gross margin from U.S. products   78.9 %     79.8 %     79.8 %     79.6 %
               

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