The Mansfield, Mass.-based company may be looking to pick up some assets in hypertension treatment, or may keep its sights on additional acquisitions in Israel.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The 2012 list of the world’s most ethical companies included a handful of medical device makers and group purchasing organizations, according to the research-based Ethisphere Institute.
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said it will re-state its financial results for the first 3 quarters of 2011, “due to certain technical errors in the balance sheets and cash flow statements for these interim periods.”
The Irvine, Calif.-based heart valve maker said the errors involve the mis-statement of short-term investments as cash & equivalents, plus the way it treated tax benefits from stock plans.
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) met Wall Street’s forecast for its full-year and 4th-quarter earnings, giving its shares a 2% bump yesterday and sending them another 3% higher today.
The Irvine, Calif.-based patient monitoring systems maker reported profits of $$13.8 million, or 23 cents per share, on sales of $112.3 million for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, 2011, for a top-line increase of 6.4% but a bottom-line decline of 14.2%, compared with Q4 2010.
About 460 companies were bought for $46.4 billion last year, down 13% from 2010, but the deals were valued 30% higher, compared with the $35.6 billion spent in 2010, according to a Dow Jones VentureSource report.
The median price vaulted 77% to $71 million in 2011. Funding rounds were down 12%, to an average of $17 million raised before exit, reflecting lower start-up costs.
Volcano Corp. (NSDQ:VOLC) are down 4.4 percent this morning after the medical device company reported its third-quarter numbers yesterday, beating Wall Street’s expectations despite plunging profits, but lowering the top end of its sales guidance for the rest of the year.
The San Diego-based medical device maker posted profits of $2.6 million, or 5 cents per share, on sales of $85.8 million for the three months ended Sept. 30.
Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. raised $12 million of a $13.7 million funding round spread across eight investors.
Meanwhile, its flagship t:slim insulin pump is under 510(k) review with the FDA as an option for people with Type I diabetes, according to VentureWire.
The current offering, which opened last week, is a mixture of debt and options, according to regulatory filings. The investors were not named.
Hologic Inc. (NSDQ:HOLX) reported growth in sales and booming earnings its third quarter ended June 25, driven by increased revenues in its breast health sector, which includes its 3D mammography system.
Breast health revenues grew 8 percent to $205 million, compared to $189 million during the same period last year.
Medsquire LLC slapped 14 companies, including some of corporate America’s biggest names, with a patent infringement lawsuit covering electronic medical records systems.