SOURCE: CONMED Corporation

CONMED Corporation

February 14, 2013 09:55 ET

Update: CONMED Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Conference Call to Be Held at 10:00 a.m. ET Today

UTICA, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2013) - CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD)

  • Sales Increase 8.4%
  • GAAP EPS of $0.38
  • Adjusted EPS of $0.52

CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

"Strong earnings and cash flow were the hallmarks of CONMED's fourth quarter results, completing 2012 with the best quarterly performance of the year," commented Mr. Joseph J. Corasanti, President and CEO. Reported earnings per share grew to $0.38 from a loss of $0.90 in the fourth quarter of 2011. Adjusted for restructuring and unusual items, diluted earnings per share grew 13.0% to $0.52 compared to $0.46 in the same quarter of 2011. Free cash flow for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $28.4 million, more than two times the net income for the quarter. Reported sales growth was 8.4% (7.8% constant currency) while organic sales growth was 3.3% excluding MTF and Viking revenues. 

Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights:

  • Sales grew to $201.2 million, an increase of 8.4% (organic increase of 3.3%) and an increase of 7.8% on a constant currency basis as compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.

  • Single-use products grew 10.7% and comprise 79.7% of total sales.

  • Diluted earnings per share (GAAP) grew to $0.38 compared to a loss of $0.90.

  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share grew 13.0% to $0.52.

  • Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded 110 basis points to 18.1%.

  • GAAP EBITDA margin was 14.3%.

  • A favorable income tax benefit amounting to $0.04 per share was recorded due to the conclusion of a tax matter.

  • The Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, which was paid on January 7, 2013.

Year 2012 Financial Highlights

  • Sales grew to $767.1 million, an increase of 5.8% (organic increase of 1.5%) and an increase of 5.7% on a constant currency basis as compared to 2011.

  • Single-use products grew 8.5% comprising 80.0% of total revenues, while capital products declined 3.9%.

  • Diluted earnings per share (GAAP) grew to $1.41 vs. $0.03 in 2011.

  • Adjusted earnings per share grew 20.0% to $1.80.

  • Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded 140 basis points to 17.4%.

  • GAAP EBITDA margin was 14.5%.

International sales in the fourth quarter and full year 2012 were $101.0 million and $384.9 million, respectively, or 50.2% total sales for both periods. The recent volatility in foreign currency exchange rates was mitigated by the Company's currency hedging. Fourth quarter 2012 sales were higher by $1.1 million and the year's sales were lower by $4.4 million than would have been the case using comparable 2011 exchange rates. 

Cash provided by operating activities in the fourth quarter of 2012 amounted to $33.9 million. For the full year 2012, cash provided by operating activities totaled $95.2 million. This cash generation is 16.9% of sales for the fourth quarter and 12.4% of sales for the 2012 year.

As a component of the Company's capital allocation strategy, CONMED has returned value to shareholders through the initiation in early 2012 of a 15 cent quarterly dividend (which provides a yield of approximately 2% based upon the current share price). Further, the Board of Directors has previously authorized share repurchases and the Company has purchased approximately $15.9 million of its shares on the open market since October 2012. It is management's intention, subject to market conditions and provisions of its credit agreement, to additionally repurchase approximately $35 million of CONMED stock over the next three to six months as an additional means of returning value to the Company's shareholders. 

Outlook

"Our outlook for 2013 is unchanged from our communication in October last year. We reiterate the estimated $1.80 - $1.90 adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance for 2013 on estimated sales of $785 - $795 million. This guidance recognizes the negative effects of the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices and foreign currency exchange rates lower than the FX rates at which we hedged our sales in 2012. These headwinds amount to approximately $0.25 per share and would have resulted in adjusted EPS growth of 14.0% to 19.0% without their deleterious effects," noted Mr. Corasanti.

"Effectively, these external matters have caused us to re-set the base from which management will target earnings growth of approximately 15% annually in-line with our strategic plan," continued Mr. Corasanti. "For the first quarter of 2013, we expect sales will approximate $192 - $198 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share will be in the range of $0.42 - $0.47." 

The sales and earnings forecasts for 2013 have been developed using January 2013 currency exchange rates and take into account the currency hedges entered into by the Company. 

The adjusted estimates for the first quarter and full year 2013 exclude unusual matters, such as the restructuring costs expected to be incurred due to the Viking acquisition and the consolidation of the Tampere, Finland location into United States facilities. Costs related to these consolidation activities are excluded from the estimates above.

Unusual charges

During 2012, the Company purchased Viking Systems, Inc., a developer of 3D-HD surgical video systems, continued the on-going consolidation of certain administrative functions, transferred additional product lines to its Mexican manufacturing facility and began the consolidation of the Tampere, Finland facility. Also incurred were integration costs relative to the purchase of a distributor in northern Europe and litigation costs associated with a contractual dispute with a former distributor. Expenses associated with these activities, including severance and relocation costs, amounted to $4.0 million, net of tax, in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $11.2 million net of tax for the year. These charges are included in the GAAP earnings per share set forth above and are excluded from the adjusted results. For 2013, the Company presently anticipates incurring additional pre-tax restructuring costs of $8.0 - $10.0 million on projects currently in process.

Use of non-GAAP financial measures

Management has disclosed adjusted financial measurements in this press announcement that present financial information that is not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. These measurements are not a substitute for GAAP measurements, although Company management uses these measurements as aids in monitoring the Company's on-going financial performance from quarter-to-quarter and year-to-year on a regular basis, and for benchmarking against other medical technology companies. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share measure the income of the Company excluding unusual credits or charges that are considered by management to be outside of the normal on-going operations of the Company. Management uses and presents adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share because management believes that in order to properly understand the Company's short and long-term financial trends, the impact of unusual items should be eliminated from on-going operating activities. These adjustments for unusual items are derived from facts and circumstances that vary in frequency and impact on the Company's results of operations. Management uses adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share to forecast and evaluate the operational performance of the Company as well as to compare results of current periods to prior periods on a consistent basis. Adjusted financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. Investors should consider adjusted measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Please refer to the attached reconciliations between GAAP and adjusted financial measures.

Conference call

The Company will webcast its fourth quarter 2012 conference call live over the Internet at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, February 14, 2013. This webcast can be accessed from CONMED's web site at www.conmed.com. Replays of the call will be made available through February 28, 2013.

CONMED profile

CONMED is a medical technology company with an emphasis on surgical devices and equipment for minimally invasive procedures. The Company's products are used by surgeons and physicians in a variety of specialties including orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, neurosurgery and gastroenterology. Headquartered in Utica, New York, the Company's 3,600 employees distribute its products worldwide from several manufacturing locations. CONMED has a direct selling presence in 16 countries outside the United States and international sales constitute approximately 50% of the Company's total sales.

Forward Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on certain assumptions and contingencies that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and relate to the Company's performance on a going-forward basis. The forward-looking statements in this press release involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results, performance or trends, to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements herein or in previous disclosures. The Company believes that all forward-looking statements made by it have a reasonable basis, but there can be no assurance that management's expectations, beliefs or projections as expressed in the forward-looking statements will actually occur or prove to be correct. In addition to general industry and economic conditions, factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to: (i) the failure of any one or more of the assumptions stated above, to prove to be correct; (ii) the risks relating to forward-looking statements discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011; (iii) cyclical purchasing patterns from customers, end-users and dealers; (iv) timely release of new products, and acceptance of such new products by the market; (v) the introduction of new products by competitors and other competitive responses; (vi) the possibility that any new acquisition or other transaction may require the Company to reconsider its financial assumptions and goals/targets; (vii) increasing costs for raw materials or transportation (viii) the risk of a lack of allograft tissues due to reduced donations of such tissues or due to tissues not meeting the appropriate high standards for screening and/or processing of such tissues; and/or (ix) the Company's ability to devise and execute strategies to respond to market conditions.

 
 
CONMED CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
  Three months ended   Twelve months ended
  December 31,   December 31,
  2011     2012   2011     2012
                           
Net sales $ 185,577     $ 201,244   $ 725,077     $ 767,140
                           
Cost of sales   88,224       91,424     346,676       354,245
Cost of sales, other - Note A   901       2,533     3,467       7,052
                           
Gross profit   96,452       107,287     374,934       405,843
                           
Selling and administrative   70,325       79,892     276,615       302,469
Research and development   7,152       6,850     28,651       28,214
Other expense - Note B   300       3,529     1,092       9,950
Impairment of goodwill - Note C   60,302       -     60,302       -
                           
    138,079       90,271     366,660       340,633
                           
Income (loss) from operations   (41,627 )     17,016     8,274       65,210
                           
Amortization of debt discount   565       -     3,903       -
                           
Interest expense   1,494       1,397     6,676       5,730
                           
Income (loss) before income taxes   (43,686 )     15,619     (2,305 )     59,480
                           
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   (18,552 )     4,722     (3,057 )     18,999
                           
Net income (loss) $ (25,134 )   $ 10,897   $ 752     $ 40,481
                           
Per share data:                          
                           
Net Income (loss)                          
  Basic $ (0.90 )   $ 0.38   $ 0.03     $ 1.43
  Diluted   (0.90 )     0.38     0.03       1.41
                           
Weighted average common shares                          
  Basic   27,933       28,408     28,246       28,301
  Diluted   27,933       28,727     28,633       28,653
                           
                           

Note A - Included in cost of sales, other in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2011 and 2012 are costs related to the consolidation of our production facilities. Refer to the Reconciliation of Reported Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income Before Unusual Items and Amortization of Debt Discount for further details.

Note B - Other expense in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2011 and 2012 includes a number of unusual charges. Refer to the Reconciliation of Reported Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income Before Unusual Items and Amortization of Debt Discount for further details.

Note C - Impairment of goodwill is a non-cash charge related to the CONMED Patient Care business unit resulting from the Company's yearly evaluation of intangible asset values in accordance with ASC 350.

   
   
CONMED CORPORATION  
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS  
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
           
ASSETS  
           
  December 31,  
  2011     2012  
Current assets:              
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 26,048     $ 23,720  
  Accounts receivable, net   135,641       139,124  
  Inventories   168,438       156,228  
  Income tax receivable   -       191  
  Deferred income taxes   10,283       11,931  
  Other current assets   16,314       14,993  
    Total current assets   356,724       346,187  
               
Property, plant and equipment, net   139,187       139,041  
Deferred income taxes    2,389       1,057  
Goodwill   234,815       256,821  
Other intangible assets, net   195,531       190,809  
Other assets   6,948       150,547  
    Total assets $ 935,594     $ 1,084,462  
               
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY  
               
Current liabilities:              
  Current portion of long-term debt $ 54,557     $ 1,050  
  Other current liabilities   76,627       121,458  
    Total current liabilities   131,184       122,508  
               
Long-term debt   88,952       160,802  
Deferred income taxes   92,785       107,518  
Other long-term liabilities   49,602       86,636  
    Total liabilities   362,523       477,464  
               
Shareholders' equity:              
  Capital accounts   244,980       256,672  
  Retained earnings   354,439       377,907  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (26,348 )     (27,581 )
    Total equity   573,071       606,998  
               
   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 935,594     $ 1,084,462  
               
               
               
CONMED CORPORATION  
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS  
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
   
  Twelve months ended  
  December 31,  
  2011     2012  
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net income $ 752     $ 40,481  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:              
    Depreciation and amortization   42,687       46,616  
    Stock-based compensation expense   5,240       5,653  
    Deferred income taxes   (13,098 )     12,946  
    Impairment of goodwill   60,302       -  
    Increase (decrease) in cash flows from changes in assets and liabilities:              
    Accounts receivable   8,464       1,687  
    Inventories   (7,850 )     3,810  
    Accounts payable   2,649       259  
    Income taxes   4,672       (6,651 )
    Accrued compensation and benefits   1,673       767  
    Other assets   (4,243 )     (1,210 )
    Other liabilities   1,745       (9,159 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   102,993       95,199  
               
Cash flows from investing activities:              
    Purchases of property, plant, and equipment, net   (17,552 )     (21,532 )
    Proceeds from sale of property   -       1,836  
    Payments related to business acquisitions and distribution agreements, net of cash acquired   (4,191 )     (86,253 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (21,743 )     (105,949 )
               
Cash flows from financing activities:              
Payments on debt   (114,010 )     (54,657 )
Proceeds of debt   58,000       73,000  
Net proceeds from common stock issued under employee plans   6,117       10,165  
Dividend payments on common stock   -       (12,862 )
Repurchase of common stock   (15,021 )     (3,923 )
Other, net   (1,785 )     (370 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (66,699 )     11,353  
               
Effect of exchange rate change on cash and cash equivalents   (920 )     (2,931 )
               
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   13,631       (2,328 )
               
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   12,417       26,048  
               
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 26,048     $ 23,720  
               
               
               
CONMED CORPORATION  
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME  
BEFORE UNUSUAL ITEMS AND AMORTIZATION OF DEBT DISCOUNT  
Three Months Ended December 31, 2011 and 2012  
(In thousands except per share amounts)  
(unaudited)  
   
  2011     2012  
               
Reported net income (loss) $ (25,134 )   $ 10,897  
               
Facility consolidation costs included in cost of sales   901       2,533  
               
Administrative consolidation costs included in other expense   -       3,053  
               
Viking acquisition costs included in other expense   -       476  
               
Costs associated with purchase of Nordic region distributor   300       -  
               
  Total other expense   300       3,529  
               
Impairment of goodwill   60,302       -  
               
Amortization of debt discount   565       -  
               
Total unusual expense before income taxes   62,068       6,062  
               
Provision (benefit) for income taxes on unusual expense   (24,073 )     (2,074 )
               
Net income before unusual items and amortization of debt discount $ 12,861     $ 14,885  
               
Per share data:              
               
Reported net income (loss)              
  Basic $ (0.90 )   $ 0.38  
  Diluted   (0.90 )     0.38  
               
Net income before unusual items and amortization of debt discount              
  Basic $ 0.46     $ 0.52  
  Diluted   0.46       0.52  
                 
                 

Management has provided the above reconciliation of net income before unusual items and amortization of debt discount as an additional measure that investors can use to compare operating performance between reporting periods. Management believes this reconciliation provides a useful presentation of operating performance as discussed in the section "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" above. We have included the amortization of debt discount in our analysis in order to facilitate comparison with the non-GAAP earnings guidance provided in previous releases which exclude such expense.

   
   
CONMED CORPORATION  
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME  
BEFORE UNUSUAL ITEMS AND AMORTIZATION OF DEBT DISCOUNT  
Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2011 and 2012  
(In thousands except per share amounts)  
(unaudited)  
   
  2011     2012  
               
Reported net income $ 752     $ 40,481  
               
Facility consolidation costs included in cost of sales   3,467       7,052  
               
Administrative consolidation costs included in other expense   792       6,497  
               
Viking acquisition costs included in other expense   -       1,194  
               
Costs associated with purchase of Nordic region distributor   300       704  
               
Legal costs included in other expense   -       1,555  
               
  Total other expense   1,092       9,950  
               
Impairment of goodwill   60,302       -  
               
Amortization of debt discount   3,903       -  
               
Total unusual expense before income taxes   68,764       17,002  
               
Provision (benefit) for income taxes on unusual expense   (26,515 )     (5,829 )
               
Net income before unusual items and amortization of debt discount $ 43,001     $ 51,654  
               
Per share data:              
               
Reported net income              
  Basic $ 0.03     $ 1.43  
  Diluted   0.03       1.41  
               
Net income before unusual items and amortization of debt discount              
  Basic $ 1.52     $ 1.83  
  Diluted   1.50       1.80  
               
               

Management has provided the above reconciliation of net income before unusual items and amortization of debt discount as an additional measure that investors can use to compare operating performance between reporting periods. Management believes this reconciliation provides a useful presentation of operating performance as discussed in the section "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" above. We have included the amortization of debt discount in our analysis in order to facilitate comparison with the non-GAAP earnings guidance provided in previous releases which exclude such expense.

   
   
CONMED CORPORATION  
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES  
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
   
  Three months ended     Twelve months ended  
  Dec 31,     Dec 31,  
  2011     2012     2011     2012  
                               
Reported income from operations $ (41,627 )   $ 17,016     $ 8,274     $ 65,120  
                               
Facility consolidation costs included in cost of sales   901       2,533       3,467       7,052  
                               
Administrative consolidation costs included in other expense    -       3,053       792       6,497  
                               
Viking acquisition costs included in other expense    -       476       -       1,194  
                               
Costs associated with purchase of Nordic region distributor    300       -       300       704  
                               
Legal costs included in other expense   -       -       -       1,555  
                               
Impairment of goodwill   60,302       -       60,302       -  
                               
Adjusted income from operations $ 19,876     $ 23,078     $ 73,135     $ 82,122  
                               
Operating margin                              
  Reported (GAAP)   -22.4 %     8.5 %     1.1 %     8.5 %
                               
  Adjusted (non-GAAP)   10.7 %     11.5 %     10.1 %     10.7 %
                               
                               

Management has provided the above reconciliations as additional measures that investors can use to compare financial results between reporting periods. Management believes these reconciliations provide a useful presentation of financial measures as discussed in the section "Use of non-GAAP financial measures" above.

   
   
CONMED CORPORATION  
RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED NET INCOME TO EBITDA & ADJUSTED EBITDA  
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
   
  Three months ended     Twelve months ended  
  Dec 31,     Dec 31,  
  2011     2012     2011     2012  
                               
Net income $ (25,134 )   $ 10,897     $ 752     $ 40,481  
                               
Provision for income taxes   (18,552 )     4,722       (3,057 )     18,999  
                               
Interest expense   1,494       1,397       6,676       5,730  
                               
Depreciation   4,817       4,617       18,519       18,635  
                               
Amortization of debt discount   565       -       3,903       -  
                               
Amortization, all other   5,273       7,100       19,105       27,305  
                               
EBITDA (using GAAP measures) $ (31,537 )   $ 28,733     $ 45,898     $ 111,150  
                               
Stock-based compensation expense   1,526       1,538       5,240       5,653  
                               
Facility consolidation costs included in cost of sales   901       2,533       3,467       7,052  
                               
Administrative consolidation costs included in other expense   -       3,053       792       6,497  
                               
Viking acquisition costs included in other expense   -       476       -       1,194  
                               
Costs associated with purchase of Nordic region distributor   300       -       300       704  
                               
Legal costs included in other expense   -       -       -       1,555  
                               
Impairment of goodwill   60,302       -       60,302       -  
                               
Adjusted EBITDA $ 31,492     $ 36,333     $ 115,999     $ 133,805  
                               
EBITDA Margin                              
  EBITDA (using GAAP measures)   -17.0 %     14.3 %     6.3 %     14.5 %
  Adjusted EBITDA (using non-GAAP measures)   17.0 %     18.1 %     16.0 %     17.4 %
                               
                               

Management has provided the above reconciliations as additional measures that investors can use to compare financial results between reporting periods. Management believes these reconciliations provide a useful presentation of financial measures as discussed in the section "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" above.

   
   
CONMED CORPORATION  
Fourth Quarter Sales Summary  
   
   
  Three Months Ended December 31,  
                   
                Constant  
                Currency  
  2011   2012   Growth     Growth  
  (in millions)            
Arthroscopy                      
  Single-use $ 57.3   $ 69.6   21.5 %   20.6 %
  Capital   17.1     17.0   -0.6 %   -1.2 %
    74.4     86.6   16.4 %   15.6 %
                       
Powered Surgical Instruments                      
  Single-use   19.7     20.5   4.1 %   3.0 %
  Capital   17.1     17.8   4.1 %   3.5 %
    36.8     38.3   4.1 %   3.3 %
                       
Electrosurgery                      
  Single-use   19.2     20.1   4.7 %   4.7 %
  Capital   6.5     6.0   -7.7 %   -7.7 %
    25.7     26.1   1.6 %   1.6 %
                       
Endoscopic Technologies                      
  Single-use   12.6     13.4   6.3 %   5.6 %
                       
Endosurgery                      
  Single-use and reposable   19.0     19.9   4.7 %   4.2 %
                       
Patient Care                      
  Single-use   17.1     16.9   -1.2 %   -1.8 %
                       
Total                      
  Single-use and reposable   144.9     160.4   10.7 %   10.0 %
  Capital   40.7     40.8   0.2 %   -0.2 %
  $ 185.6   $ 201.2   8.4 %   7.8 %
                       
                       
                       
CONMED CORPORATION  
Year Sales Summary  
   
   
  Year Ended December 31,  
                   
                Constant  
                Currency  
  2011   2012   Growth     Growth  
  (in millions)            
Arthroscopy                      
  Single-use $ 226.9   $ 267.4   17.8 %   17.7 %
  Capital   63.0     63.1   0.2 %   0.8 %
    289.9     330.5   14.0 %   14.0 %
                       
Powered Surgical Instruments                      
  Single-use   78.5     82.4   5.0 %   4.9 %
  Capital   69.4     67.6   -2.6 %   -2.7 %
    147.9     150.0   1.4 %   1.3 %
                       
Electrosurgery                      
  Single-use   71.1     72.8   2.4 %   2.4 %
  Capital   27.5     22.9   -16.7 %   -17.0 %
    98.6     95.7   -2.9 %   -3.0 %
                       
Endoscopic Technologies                      
  Single-use   49.3     53.2   7.9 %   7.5 %
                       
Endosurgery                      
  Single-use and reposable   73.7     74.0   0.4 %   0.1 %
                       
Patient Care                      
  Single-use   65.7     63.7   -3.0 %   -3.0 %
                       
Total                      
  Single-use and reposable   565.2     613.5   8.5 %   8.4 %
  Capital   159.9     153.6   -3.9 %   -3.8 %
  $ 725.1   $ 767.1   5.8 %   5.7 %
                       

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    CONMED Corporation
    Robert Shallish
    Chief Financial Officer
    315-624-3206