Orthofix International N.V.
05/08/13

Orthofix International Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ:OFIX) (the Company) today announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. Net sales were $100.3 million, a 14% decrease over the first quarter of the prior year, or 13% on a constant currency basis.

Net income from continuing operations was $4.9 million, or $0.25 per diluted share compared to $0.64 per diluted share in the prior year. Adjusted net income from continuing operations was $4.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, decreasing 66% from $0.69 per diluted share from the first quarter of the prior year.

The Orthofix Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program allowing the Company to repurchase up to $50 million of the Company's common stock, effective beginning May 10, 2013.

Brad Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "I am delighted to rejoin Orthofix and am confident that I can lead the Company in a way that will maximize its potential to create shareholder value. I am very encouraged by the many strengths I see in our organization.

"That said, the first quarter sales and earnings results were disappointing. The good news is that the primary issues that led to these results are identifiable, within our control, and fixable. We are developing a strategy with specific initiatives that will both improve our internal competencies and drive growth.

"Importantly, Orthofix generated free cash flow of $9 million in the quarter which, in spite of the revenue shortfall, highlights the underlying stability of Orthofix's business. Given this and our confidence in our prospects for the future, the Board has approved a share repurchase program of up to $50 million. The Board and I believe that, while Orthofix's stock is trading at current valuations, this is an appropriate use of cash and will benefit the shareholders."

Sales Performance

Net sales were $100.3 million in the first quarter of 2013, down 14% from $116.0 million in the first quarter of the prior year. Foreign currency translation and two less selling days both negatively impacted the first quarter net sales by 0.6% and 3.2%, respectively.

External net sales by global business unit      
  Three Months Ended March 31,
Constant
Reported Currency
(USD in millions) 2013 2012 Decline Decline
 
Spine
Spine Repair Implants and Regenerative Biologics $ 34.3 $ 35.8 -4 % -4 %
Spine Regenerative Stimulation   32.0   39.3 -18 % -18 %
Total Spine 66.3 75.0 -12 % -12 %
 
Orthopedics   33.9   41.0 -17 % -16 %
 
Total net sales $ 100.3 $ 116.0 -14 % -13 %

Note: Spine Repair Implants and Regenerative Biologics includes $9.4 million and $8.7 million of marketing service fees in the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Orthopedics includes $2.5 million of marketing service fees in the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012.

   
Note: Some calculations may be impacted by rounding.
 

Total Spine sales were $66.3 million, which decreased 12% from the prior year. The reduction in sales was primarily a result of residual effects of distribution disruptions and higher than ordinary mix of wholesale revenue in 2012 in the Company's Stimulation business. In addition, sales from Spine Implants were impacted by weakness in international markets as well as pricing pressures in the U.S.

Orthopedics sales were $33.9 million, which decreased 17% on a reported basis and 16% on a constant currency basis compared to the prior year. The decline in revenue was due primarily to a number of challenges currently impacting the Company in Brazil. Sales from Europe were also negatively affected by poor macroeconomic conditions.

Earnings Performance

Reported net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $4.9 million and net income per diluted share was $0.25. Excluding certain items summarized in the table below, adjusted net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $4.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, decreasing 66% from the first quarter of the prior year.

The following table reconciles reported net income and net income per diluted share to adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share for each of the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and 2012:

First Quarter Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations   Q1 2013   Q1 2012   % Change
($000's)   EPS ($000's)   EPS Earnings   EPS
     
Reported GAAP net income and net income per diluted share $ 4,908 $ 0.25 $ 12,216 $ 0.64 -60 % -61 %

Specified Items:

 
Succession charges 2,828 -
Gain related to demutualization of a mutual insurance company (2,776 ) -
Foreign exchange gain/loss (392 ) 296
Strategic investment in MTF   -     630
Adjusted net income and net income per diluted share $ 4,568   $ 0.23 $ 13,142 $ 0.69 -65 % -66 %
 
Shares used to calculate EPS (in thousands) 19,691 19,116
Note: Some calculations may be impacted by rounding. Please refer to the Non-GAAP Performance Measure section at the end of this press release for more information about the specified items listed above.
 

The following table reconciles operating income to adjusted operating income for each of the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and 2012:

First Quarter Adjusted Operating Income from Continuing Operations   Q1 2013   Q1 2012
($000's)   % of Sales ($000's)   % of Sales
   
Reported GAAP operating income $ 4,024 4.0 % $ 22,431 19.3 %
 

Specified Items:

 
Succession charges 3,587 -
Strategic investment in MTF - 1,000
   
Adjusted operating income $ 7,611 7.6 % $ 23,431 20.2 %
Note: Some calculations may be impacted by rounding. Please refer to the Non-GAAP Performance measure section at the end of this press release for more information about the specified items listed above.
 

The following table reconciles Free Cash Flow for the quarter ended March 31, 2013:

Free Cash Flow   Q1 2013
 
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 15,454
Capital expenditures   (6,468 )
Free Cash Flow $ 8,986  
 

Share Repurchase Program

The Company announced today that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program in an amount up to $50 million. Repurchases are expected to consist primarily of open market transactions at prevailing market prices in accordance with the guidelines specified under Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, though the Company may also make repurchases through block trades or privately negotiated transactions. The Company expects that repurchases will begin on or about May 10, 2013. Repurchases are expected to be made from cash on hand, cash generated from operations, and additional borrowings. The timing of the transactions and the aggregate number of shares of common stock that will be repurchased under the repurchase program will depend on a variety of factors, including market conditions and the prices at which the securities are repurchased. The Company may discontinue repurchases without prior notice at any time if it determines additional repurchases are not warranted.

Q2 2013 Outlook

For the second quarter, the Company expects revenues to be between $104 million and $107 million. The Company noted that in June 2013 it will host a call to outline plans to drive revenue growth, enhance performance and create long-term value for shareholders. The Company will provide updated annual guidance at that time.

Conference Call

Orthofix will host a conference call today at 4:30 PM Eastern time to discuss the Company's financial results for the first quarter of 2013. Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing (888) 267-2845 in the U.S. and (973) 413-6102 outside the U.S., and entering the conference ID 38220. A replay of the call will be available for two weeks by dialing (800) 332-6854 in the U.S. and (973) 528-0005 outside the U.S., and entering the conference ID 38220. A webcast of the conference call may be accessed by going to the Company's website at www.orthofix.com, by clicking on the Investors link and then the Events and Presentations page.

About Orthofix

Orthofix International N.V. is a diversified, global medical device company focused on developing and delivering innovative repair and regenerative technologies to the spine and orthopedic markets. Orthofix's products are widely distributed around the world to orthopedic surgeons and patients via Orthofix's sales representatives and its subsidiaries and via collaborations with other leading orthopedic product companies. In addition, Orthofix is collaborating on R&D activities with leading research and clinical organizations such as the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information about Orthofix, please visit www.orthofix.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This communication contains certain forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, which may include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the projections, financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Orthofix and its subsidiaries and are based on management's current expectations and estimates and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees or promises of future performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences may include, but are not limited to, risks relating to the expected sales of our products, including recently launched products, unanticipated expenditures, the resolution of pending litigation matters (including our indemnification obligations with respect to certain product liability claims against, and the government investigation of our former sports medicine global business unit), our ongoing compliance obligations under a corporate integrity agreement with the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services and a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, changing relationships with customers, suppliers, strategic partners and lenders, changes to and the interpretation of governmental regulations, risks relating to the protection of intellectual property, changes to the reimbursement policies of third parties, the impact of competitive products, changes to the competitive environment, the acceptance of new products in the market, conditions of the orthopedic industry, credit markets and the economy, corporate development and market development activities, including acquisitions or divestitures, unexpected costs or operating unit performance related to recent acquisitions, and other factors described in our annual report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

   
 
ORTHOFIX INTERNATIONAL N.V.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited, U.S. Dollars, in thousands, except per share and share data)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2013 2012
 
Product sales $ 88,358 $ 104,820
Marketing service fees   11,896     11,222  
Net sales 100,254 116,042
Cost of sales   22,699     21,940  
Gross profit   77,555     94,102  
 
Operating expenses
Sales and marketing 48,839 49,521
General and administrative 18,788 14,570
Research and development 5,400 7,050
Amortization of intangible assets   504     530  
  73,531     71,671  
 
Operating income 4,024 22,431
 
Other income and expense
Interest expense, net (560 ) (2,221 )
Other income (expense) 4,764 (631 )
   
Income before income taxes 8,228 19,579
Income tax expense   (3,320 )   (7,363 )
Net income from continuing operations, net of tax   4,908     12,216  
 
Discontinued operations
Loss from discontinued operations (4,432 ) (506 )
Income tax benefit   1,640     306  
Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (2,792 )   (200 )
Net income $ 2,116   $ 12,016  
 
 
Net income per common share - basic
Net income from continuing operations, net of tax $ 0.25 $ 0.65
Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   ($0.14 )   ($0.01 )
Net income per common share - basic $ 0.11   $ 0.64  
 
Net income per common share - diluted
Net income from continuing operations, net of tax $ 0.25 $ 0.64
Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   ($0.14 )   ($0.01 )
Net income per common share - diluted $ 0.11   $ 0.63  
 
Weighted average number of common 19,431,093 18,675,694
shares outstanding - basic
 
Weighted average number of common
shares outstanding - diluted 19,691,141 19,116,195
   
 
ORTHOFIX INTERNATIONAL N.V.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited, U.S. Dollars, in thousands)
 
 
March 31, December 31,
2013 2012
 
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 33,675 $ 31,055
Restricted cash 29,446 21,314
Trade accounts receivable, net 132,425 150,316
Inventories 92,133 88,744
Deferred income taxes 17,363 16,959
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   32,211     32,056
Total current assets 337,253 340,444
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 52,402 51,362
Patents and other intangible assets, net 6,765 6,880
Goodwill 72,607 74,388
Deferred income taxes 20,200 19,904
Other long-term assets   14,153     11,303
Total assets $ 503,380   $ 504,281
 
 
Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Trade accounts payable $ 14,230 $ 21,812
Other current liabilities 51,295 46,985
Total current liabilities 65,525 68,797
 
Long-term debt 20,000 20,000
Deferred income taxes 11,460 11,456
Other long-term liabilities   4,227     4,930
Total liabilities   101,212     105,183
 
Shareholders' equity:
Common shares 1,945 1,934
Additional paid-in capital 250,186 246,111
Retained earnings 150,665 148,549
Accumulated other comprehensive income   (628 )   2,504
Total shareholders' equity   402,168     399,098
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 503,380   $ 504,281
   
 
ORTHOFIX INTERNATIONAL N.V.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited, U.S. Dollars, in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2013 2012
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 2,116 $ 12,016
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 4,995 5,667
Other non-cash adjustments 5,642 6,639
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
Escrow receivable - 41,537
Changes in working capital   2,701     (16,745 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 15,454 49,114
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures   (6,468 )   (6,523 )
Net cash used in investing activities (6,468 ) (6,523 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Net proceeds from issuance of common shares 2,143 6,641
Repayments of long-term debt - (3,750 )
(Repayment of) proceeds from bank borrowings, net (15 ) 69
Change in restricted cash (8,141 ) (32,271 )
Excess income tax benefit on employee stock-based awards   78     242  
Net cash used in financing activities   (5,935 )   (29,069 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (431 )   324  
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 2,620 13,846
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period   31,055     33,207  
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period $ 33,675   $ 47,053  
 

Non-GAAP Performance Measures

The tables in this press release present reconciliations of net sales, net (income and net income per diluted share and operating income calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to non-GAAP performance measures, referred to as "Adjusted Constant Currency Net Sales", "Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per Diluted Share", "Adjusted Operating Income" and "Adjusted EPS from Continuing Operations" that exclude the items specified in the tables. Management believes it is important to provide investors with the same non-GAAP metrics it uses to supplement information regarding the performance and underlying trends of Orthofix's business operations in order to facilitate comparisons to its historical operating results and internally evaluate the effectiveness of the Company's operating strategies. A more detailed explanation of the items in the tables above that are excluded from GAAP net sales and GAAP net income and net income per diluted share, as well as why management believes the non-GAAP measures are useful to them, is included in the Regulation G Supplemental Information below.

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Performance Measures

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per Diluted Share Reconciling Items

Note: The reconciling items were tax effected in the current period at the prevailing rate within the respective jurisdictions.

Adjusted Operating Income Reconciling Items

Management use of, and economic substance behind, Non-GAAP Performance Measures

Management uses non-GAAP measures to evaluate performance period over period, to analyze the underlying trends in the Company's business, to assess its performance relative to its competitors and to establish operational goals and forecasts that are used in allocating resources. Management uses these non-GAAP measures as the basis for assessing the ability of the underlying operations to generate cash. In addition, management uses these non-GAAP measures to further its understanding of the performance of the Company's business units. The items excluded from Orthofix's non-GAAP measures are also excluded from the profit or loss reported by the Company's business units for the purpose of analyzing their performance.

Material Limitations Associated with the Use of Non-GAAP Measures

The non-GAAP measures used in this press release may have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as a replacement for GAAP performance measures. Some of the limitations associated with the use of these non-GAAP performance measures are that they exclude items that reflect an economic cost to the Company and can have a material effect on cash flows. Similarly, equity compensation expense does not directly impact cash flows, but is part of total compensation costs accounted for under GAAP.

Compensation for Limitations Associated with Use of Non-GAAP Measures

Orthofix compensates for the limitations of its non-GAAP performance measures by relying upon its GAAP results to gain a complete picture of the Company's performance. The GAAP results provide the ability to understand the Company's performance based on a defined set of criteria. The non-GAAP measures reflect the underlying operating results of the Company's businesses, excluding non-cash items, which management believes is an important measure of the Company's overall performance. The Company provides a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP performance measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures, and encourages investors to review this reconciliation.

Usefulness of Non-GAAP Measures to Investors

Orthofix believes that providing non-GAAP measures that exclude certain items provides investors with greater transparency to the information used by the Company's senior management in its financial and operational decision-making. Management believes that providing this information enables investors to better understand the performance of the Company's ongoing operations and to understand the methodology used by management to evaluate and measure such performance. Disclosure of these non-GAAP performance measures also facilitates comparisons of Orthofix's underlying operating performance with other companies in its industry that also supplement their GAAP results with non-GAAP performance measures.

Orthofix International N.V.
Mark Quick, 214-937-2924
Director of Investor Relations and Business Development
markquick@orthofix.com

Source: Orthofix International N.V.

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