ATS Medical Inc. reported third-quarter sales of $18.8 million during the three months ended Oct. 3, up 17.4 percent compared with $16 million during the same period last year. Net losses narrowed 74 percent to $975,000, compared with net losses of $3.8 million during Q3 2008:
ATS Medical Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results
|– Third quarter 2009 revenue increases 17% compared to the third quarter 2008
Third Quarter 2009 Results
Revenue for the quarter was
Gross profit margin for the third quarter of 2009 was 62.9% vs. 59.1% in the third quarter of 2008, continuing the trend of significant margin improvement. Year-over-year gross margin improvements were primarily the result of lower mechanical valve and ATS CryoMaze product costs resulting from increased production.
Operating loss for the third quarter of 2009 was
The Company also reported non-GAAP earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in the third quarter of 2009 of
“Our third quarter financial performance was strong, once again yielding robust sales growth, margin expansion and profitability improvements, which are particularly gratifying given the challenging global economic environment,” said
Mechanical Heart Valves
Tissue Heart Valves
Heart Valve Repair
“Our focused R&D investments continue to deliver new products that are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of our cardiac surgeon customers around the world,” commented Mr. Dale. “We have confidence that we have the right portfolio of current and upcoming products to deliver continued growth and expand our market presence in all segments.”
For the full year 2009 the Company re-affirmed its previous revenue guidance of
Conference Call Today
ATS management will host a conference call today,
A taped replay of the conference call will also be available beginning approximately one hour after the call’s conclusion and will remain available for seven days. The replay can be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 for domestic participants and 617-801-6888 for international callers, using the passcode 52986153.
Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
ATS reports its financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In addition, from time to time, we include other measures in our releases which are not prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors should consider these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, not as a substitute for or as superior to, financial reporting measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures used by ATS may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be directly comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. In this release we have included disclosures of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), a non-GAAP financial measure, for the third quarter and first nine months of 2009 and 2008. We use EBITDA in our internal analysis and review of our operational performance. We believe that this non-GAAP measure provides investors with useful information in comparing our operational performance over different periods. By using this non-GAAP measure we believe investors get a better picture of the performance of our underlying business. We have also included as an attachment to this release a schedule which reconciles net loss reported in accordance with GAAP to the EBITDA amounts presented above.
ATS was originally founded to develop the ATS Open Pivot® heart valve as a new mechanical heart valve standard of care. Today the Open Pivot heart valve is the preferred mechanical heart valve in many markets around the world and the fastest growing mechanical prosthesis in the market. Building on this legacy and addressing the largest market segment in heart valve therapy, the ATS 3f® brand encompasses an innovative tissue heart valve portfolio to address conventional open surgery requirements as well as the growing demand for less invasive, sutureless procedures. The ATS 3f® portfolio includes offerings at various stages including early product development, pivotal clinical trials, and market commercialization. Completing the portfolio in heart valve therapy is the ATS Simulus® annuloplasty product line. Simulus products assist the surgeon in repairing a patient’s native heart valve as an alternative to replacement. Continuing
This Press Release contains forward-looking statements that may include statements regarding intent, belief or current expectations of the Company and its management. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of a number of important factors, including the results of clinical trials, the timing of regulatory approvals, the integration of 3f Therapeutics and the surgical cryoablation business of