Natus Medical Announces 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results and Increases 2009 Guidance
SAN CARLOS, Calif.-- Natus Medical Incorporated (Nasdaq:BABY) today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009.
For the second quarter ended June 30, 2009, Natus reported revenue of $37.3 million, compared to $39.9 million reported in the comparable quarter of the previous year. Net income was $2.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2009, compared with net income of $3.8 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2008.
For the six months ended June 30, 2009, the Company reported net income of $3.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to net income of $6.4 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2008.
"We are pleased with our second quarter results, even though our revenue was down compared to last year, as we were able to outperform on our expectations," said Jim Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "This is extremely satisfying since we believe hospitals continue to significantly limit spending on capital equipment."
"The strength of our sales in the second quarter was across our newborn hearing, neurology, and newborn care product lines. Our international business also performed well," added Hawkins. "I am also happy to report that we generated $7 million in cash during the quarter."
"We expect continued stabilization in our core businesses and to have sequential revenue and earnings growth," stated Hawkins.
As of June 30, 2009 the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $68.6 million, stockholders' equity of approximately $233 million, and working capital of approximately $111 million.
Natus increased its revenue and earnings guidance for the full year 2009 and provided guidance for the third and fourth quarters. For the full year 2009, the Company now expects revenue to range from $149 million to $151 million and earnings per share to range from $0.35 to $0.37. The Company had previously said it expected that revenue would range from $143 million to $146 million and earnings per share would range from $0.31 to $0.34.
For the third quarter 2009, the Company expects revenue to range from $38 million to $39 million and earnings per share to range from $0.10 to $0.11. This compares to revenue of $41.7 million and earnings per share of $0.17 reported in the third quarter of 2008.
For the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company expects revenue to range from $40 million to $41 million and earnings per share to range from $0.14 to $0.15. This compares to revenue of $43.4 million dollars and earnings of per share of $0.22 reported in the fourth quarter of 2008.
The Company's 2009 guidance is on a GAAP basis, including the impact of expensing employee equity based compensation; however, it does not include the impact of any acquisition-related charges associated with the Hawaii Medical acquisition or other acquisition or restructuring related charges that may be incurred in 2009. All earnings per share amounts are on a diluted basis.
Natus has scheduled an investment-community conference call to discuss this announcement beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time today (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time). Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing (866) 788-0542 for domestic callers, or (857) 350-1680 for international callers, and entering reservation code 84103764. A telephone replay will be available for 48 hours following the conclusion of the call by dialing (888) 286-8010 for domestic callers, or (617) 801-6888 for international callers, and entering reservation code 77768428.
The conference call also will be available real-time via the Internet at http://investor.natus.com, and a recording of the call will be available on the Company's Web site for 90 days following the completion of the call.
About Natus Medical Incorporated
Natus is a leading provider of healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments such as hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and newborn care. Product offerings include computerized neurodiagnostic systems for audiology, neurology, polysomnography, and neonatology, as well as newborn care products such as hearing screening systems, phototherapy devices for the treatment of newborn jaundice, head-cooling products for the treatment of brain injury in newborns, and software systems for managing and tracking disorders and diseases for public health laboratories.
Additional information about Natus Medical can be found at www.natus.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, particularly statements regarding the expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions and strategies of Natus. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding anticipated revenue and profitability for the third and fourth quarters and full year 2009 and stabilization of the Company's core business in the third and fourth quarters of 2009. These statements relate to current estimates and assumptions of our management as of the date of this press release, and future events or Natus' future financial performance or results, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are only predictions and the actual events or results may differ materially. Natus cannot provide any assurance that its future results or the results implied by the forward-looking statements will meet expectations. Our future results could differ materially due to a number of factors, including the effects of competition, the demand for our products and services, the impact of adverse global economic conditions on our target markets, our ability to expand our sales in international markets, our ability to maintain current sales levels in a mature domestic market, our ability to control costs, and risks associated with bringing new products to market and integrating acquired businesses. Natus disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.
More information about potential risk factors that could affect the business and financial results of Natus is included in Natus' annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and in other reports filed from time to time by Natus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
NATUS MEDICAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June June June June 2009 2008 2009 2008 Revenue $ 37,263 $ 39,863 $ 70,620 $ 76,722 Cost of revenue 14,370 15,374 27,419 29,379 Gross profit 22,893 24,489 43,201 47,343 Operating expenses: Marketing and selling 10,251 9,180 20,238 19,056 Research and development 3,950 4,068 7,664 7,895 General and administrative 5,270 5,440 10,774 10,296 Total operating expenses 19,471 18,688 38,676 37,247 Income from operations 3,422 5,801 4,525 10,096 Other income/(expense): Interest income 73 229 178 367 Interest expense (99 ) (241 ) (113 ) (786 ) Other income, net 413 397 448 805 Total other income/(expense) 387 385 513 386 Income before provision for 3,809 6,186 5,038 10,482 income tax Provision for income tax 1,473 2,419 1,915 4,088 Net income $ 2,336 $ 3,767 $ 3,123 $ 6,394 Earnings per share: Basic $ 0.08 $ 0.16 $ 0.11 $ 0.28 Diluted $ 0.08 $ 0.15 $ 0.11 $ 0.26 Weighted-average shares used to compute Basic earnings per share 27,644 24,248 27,606 23,000 Diluted earnings per share 28,276 25,514 28,136 24,253
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Released July 30, 2009