Haemonetics Reports 1st Quarter Fiscal 2015 Revenue of $224 Million and Adjusted EPS of $0.38, Affirms Full Fiscal Year Guidance

BRAINTREE, Mass., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) today reported first quarter fiscal 2015 revenue of $224.5 million, up 2%.  In constant currency, revenue growth was also 2% in the quarter. 

The Company reported a GAAP net loss of $3.6 million and a GAAP net loss per share of $0.07 in the quarter.  Exclusive of transformation, restructuring and deal amortization expenses detailed below, adjusted net income was $19.7 million and adjusted earnings per share were $0.38, both down 17%.1   

1Q FISCAL 2015 STRATEGIC AND PRODUCT GROWTH HIGHLIGHTS

  • Strong constant currency revenue increases in identified growth drivers
    • 22% growth in plasma disposables revenue
    • 24% growth in TEG® diagnostics disposables revenue
    • 11% growth in emerging markets disposables revenue
  • $26 million of shares repurchased, of a $100 million authorization
  • Debt maturities extended enhancing near-term liquidity
  • Value Creation and Capture ("VCC") initiatives progressing on schedule

In the first quarter of fiscal 2014 the Company acquired its Australian plasma distributor and realized no revenue as inventories were normalized.  Adjusted for the impact of this favorable comparison, Plasma grew 15% and aggregate growth drivers grew 14% in the quarter, consistent with expectations. 

Brian Concannon, Haemonetics' President and CEO, stated:  "Our growth drivers of Plasma, diagnostics and emerging markets represent 58% of our disposables revenue and grew 14% in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, adjusted for the Plasma comparison.  This extends a five year period with double digit percentage growth in these combined growth drivers."   

"We expect the combination of our identified growth drivers to continue to deliver double-digit revenue increases, but to be offset by the impact of blood management practice improvements, and lower share and pricing in our U.S. whole blood business for fiscal 2015.   We continue to expect these headwinds to abate in fiscal 2016."

FIRST QUARTER 2015 REVENUE BREAKDOWN

Plasma

Plasma disposables revenue was $79.2 million in the first quarter, up $13.9 million, or 21% on a reported basis and 22% in constant currency.  North America Plasma disposables revenue was up 14%, as collection volumes continued to benefit from a robust end user market for plasma-derived biopharmaceuticals.  The distribution model change in Australia and New Zealand resulted in low revenue growth in last year's first quarter, accounting for 7 percentage points of the revenue growth in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

Blood Center

Platelet disposables revenue was $38.2 million in the quarter, up 11% on a reported basis and 15% on a constant currency basis.  Constant currency revenue growth was attributable to strong demand and order timing in the emerging markets.     

Red cell disposables revenue was $10.2 million in the first quarter, up $0.2 million or 2% over the prior year quarter, attributable to 5% growth in U.S. red cell revenue on the strength of seasonal demand and order timing. 

Whole blood disposables revenue was $37.9 million in the first quarter, down $13.3 million or 26% below the prior year quarter.  This decline was attributable to the continued weakening in transfusion rates, and lower market share and pricing in the U.S.  

Hospital

Surgical disposables revenue was $15.6 million, down 3% as reported and on a constant currency basis.  Strength in the emerging markets was offset by declines in the mature markets. 

Disposables revenue from the OrthoPAT® orthopedic perioperative autotransfusion system was $5.4 million for the quarter, down $0.9 million or 15%.  Market trends toward the adoption of tranexamic acid to prevent post-operative blood loss continued to lessen hospital use of OrthoPAT® disposables.   

Diagnostics disposables revenue was $9.6 million for the quarter, up $2.0 million or 26% on a reported basis and 24% in constant currency, with strength in both new and existing accounts in North America and China.  The TEG® Thromboelastograph® Hemostasis Analyzer installed base increased by 18% in the trailing twelve months, positioning the TEG business for continued double-digit disposables revenue growth.

Software and Equipment

Software Solutions revenue was $17.7 million in the first quarter, up $1.0 million or 6%.  BloodTrack® bookings in the U.K. and North America drove this growth and the pipeline for this and other blood management software opportunities remains encouraging.

Equipment and other revenue was $10.6 million, down $1.2 million or 10%.  Equipment revenue is influenced by timing of tenders and capital budgets. The installed base of equipment, including devices sold and placed for use with customers, increased 2% in the quarter and 7% in the last 12 months.

Geographic

Haemonetics reported 7% revenue growth in Europe and 32% in Asia Pacific, with declines of 1% in North America and 13% in Japan.  On a constant currency basis, the Company has 3% growth in Europe, 37% in Asia Pacific and a 7% decline in Japan.

In North America, strength in Plasma and TEG® diagnostics was offset by declines in the Blood Center business.  Emerging markets continued to positively impact the Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific businesses.  Weakness in Japan was attributable to the Yen exchange rate, which contributed 7 percentage points of the decline in the first quarter and to the timing of orders.    

OPERATING RESULTS

Adjusted gross profit was $108.6 million, down $4.9 million from the prior year first quarter and included a $1.6 million unfavorable currency impact.  Adjusted gross margin was 48.4%, down 330 basis points.  As expected, adjusted gross margin improvement, driven by productivity programs including VCC initiatives, was more than offset by lower U.S. whole blood disposables pricing, lower volume in certain manufacturing facilities, product mix and currency.  

Savings from VCC programs and other identified cost reductions are expected to increase profitability sequentially throughout fiscal 2015.

Adjusted operating expenses were $79.9 million in the quarter, flat with the prior year first quarter.  Importantly, critical investments continued and were offset by organizational and corporate administrative cost reductions.  Expenses for the quarter include a full variable compensation accrual.        

In the first quarter, adjusted operating income was $28.8 million, down $4.7 million or 14.1%, reflecting a full accrual of variable compensation and $1.8 million attributed to currency headwinds, primarily the Japanese Yen.  Adjusted operating margin in the quarter was 12.8%, down 250 basis points, as gross margin pressures were not offset by cost savings to the extent expected in future quarters, when planned savings are expected to ramp up.    

Adjusted interest expense on loans was $2.2 million. The adjusted income tax rate was 25.5% compared with 23.3% in the prior year first quarter.   

Mr. Concannon said:  "We clearly see fiscal 2015 as a transitional year, with revenue and earnings below fiscal 2014 levels.  At the same time, we are encouraged with progress in the first quarter toward revenue enhancement and cost reduction programs.  We affirm our fiscal 2015 guidance and expect to return to our historical growth profile in fiscal 2016 and beyond."

BALANCE SHEET AND CASH FLOW

Cash on hand was $140 million, a decrease of $53 million during the first quarter.  The Company reported free cash flow, before transformation and restructuring costs, of $1 million, a decrease of $12 million compared with the first quarter of fiscal 2014. 

During the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company utilized $30 million of cash before $6 million of cash tax benefits, to fund VCC and other restructuring initiatives, $26 million to repurchase shares in the open market and $9 million to repay debt. 

FISCAL 2015 SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

The Company repurchased 833,800 shares in the open market at an average price of $32.21, for a total spend of $26 million.  As previously announced, the Board of Directors has approved the repurchase of up to $100 million of shares in the open market.

MODIFICATION OF CREDIT FACILITIES

On June 30, 2014, the Company modified its credit facilities, extending the maturity and repayment dates and modifying certain covenants. As a result, the Company's operating flexibility and liquidity have been enhanced.  No additional amounts were borrowed and total outstanding debt remained the same immediately thereafter.

VALUE CREATION & CAPTURE ACTIVITIES

Plans to pursue identified Value Creation & Capture ("VCC") opportunities, designed principally to transform the Company's manufacturing and distribution operations, and to support its productivity and commercial excellence initiatives, continue to progress according to schedule and are expected to deliver benefits as previously indicated. 

VCC investments are still expected to approximate $160 million in total and to generate approximately $60-$65 million of annual cost savings by fiscal 2018.  The planned investments and expected benefits are summarized in a schedule posted to the Company's Investor Relations website at the link which follows:  http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=72118&p=irol-guidance.

FISCAL 2015 GUIDANCE

Overall fiscal 2015 revenue is affirmed at a decline of 0-2%, with $40-$50 million of revenue growth from identified growth drivers more than offset by $50-$55 million of revenue headwind from net volume and pricing declines in the U.S. blood center business and weakness in the Japanese Yen.

The Company affirms its guidance for 7-9% growth in Plasma disposables, a decline in blood center revenue of 10-12%, hospital disposables growth of 4-6% and Software Solutions growth of 2-4%. 

The Company affirms its full year expectations for adjusted gross margin of approximately 50%, adjusted operating income of $140-$150 million, operating margin at approximately 16%, income taxes at approximately 26% of pre-tax adjusted income, adjusted earnings per share in the range of $1.85 to $1.95, and free cash flow of approximately $120-$130 million before funding restructuring and capital investment for transformation activities. 

More information on fiscal 2015 guidance, including income statement scenarios underlying the lower and upper ends of the adjusted earnings per share guidance range, can be found in the Investor Relations section of our web site at http://www.haemonetics.com.1

FISCAL 2016 PRELIMINARY OUTLOOK

The Company expects to return to a mid-single digit revenue growth rate and double digit adjusted operating income and earnings per share growth rates in fiscal 2016.  The VCC investments are on track to be completed in fiscal 2016, with $10-$15 million of incremental investment remaining in that year.  

ADJUSTMENTS TO REPORTED EARNINGS

In total, $23 million of pre-tax charges comprised of $20 million of VCC transformation and $3 million of other restructuring activities were excluded from adjusted earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.  The Company excluded $33 million of pre-tax integration, restructuring, transformation and transaction costs from adjusted earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

The Company also excludes acquisition related amortization expenses from its adjusted operating income and earnings per share.  Excluded from first quarter adjusted earnings was acquisition related amortization of $7.7 million in fiscal 2015 and $6.7 million in fiscal 2014, or $0.10 and $0.09 per share, respectively.  For the full fiscal year 2015, acquisition related amortization is expected to approximate $31 million or $0.41 per share.

CONFERENCE CALL

Haemonetics will host a webcast to discuss the first quarter results on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:00 am Eastern time.  Interested parties can participate at: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=72118&eventID=5163769.    

ABOUT HAEMONETICS

Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE) is a global healthcare company dedicated to providing innovative blood management solutions for our customers.  Together, our devices and consumables, information technology platforms, and consulting services deliver a suite of business solutions to help our customers improve patient care and reduce the cost of healthcare for blood collectors, hospitals, and patients around the world.  Our technologies address important medical markets: blood and plasma component collection, the surgical suite, and hospital transfusion services.  To learn more about Haemonetics, visit our web site at http://www.haemonetics.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including the effects of disruption from the manufacturing transformation making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees and timely deliver high quality products, unexpected expenses incurred during our Value Creation and Capture program, technological advances in the medical field and standards for transfusion medicine and our ability to successfully implement products that incorporate such advances and standards, demand for whole blood and blood components, product quality, market acceptance, regulatory uncertainties, including in the receipt or timing of regulatory approvals, the effect of economic and political conditions, the impact of competitive products and pricing, blood product reimbursement policies and practices, foreign currency exchange rates, changes in customers' ordering patterns including single-source tenders, the effect of industry consolidation as seen in the plasma and blood center markets, the effect of communicable diseases and the effect of uncertainties in markets outside the U.S. (including Europe and Asia) in which we operate and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The foregoing list should not be construed as exhaustive. 

Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by management of the Company and are believed to be reasonable, though inherently uncertain and difficult to predict.  Actual results and experience could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Information set forth in this press release is current as of today and the Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.         

1 A reconciliation of GAAP to adjusted financial results is included at the end of the financial sections of this press release as well as on the web at http://www.haemonetics.com.    

CONTACT:
Gerry Gould, VP-Investor Relations
Tel. (781) 356-9402
gerry.gould@haemonetics.com
Alt. (781) 356-9613

Haemonetics Corporation Financial Summary

(Data in thousands, except per share data)

Consolidated Statements of Income for the First Quarter of FY15 and FY14












6/28/2014


6/29/2013


% Inc/(Dec)



As Reported


As Reported


vs Prior Year



(unaudited)



Net revenues

$

224,488



$

219,543



2.3%

Gross profit

106,278



111,412



(4.6)%










R&D

15,382



11,209



37.2%

S,G&A

92,562



106,811



(13.3)%

Operating expenses

107,944



118,020



(8.5)%










Operating loss

(1,666)



(6,608)



(74.8)%










Interest and other expense, net

(2,543)



(2,641)



(3.7)%










Loss before taxes

(4,209)



(9,249)



(54.5)%










Tax benefit

(560)



(1,375)



(59.3)%










Net loss

$

(3,649)



$

(7,874)



(53.7)%


















Net loss per common share assuming dilution

$

(0.07)



$

(0.15)



(53.3)%










Weighted average number of shares:








Basic

51,741



51,231




Diluted

51,741



51,231













Profit Margins:







Inc/(Dec) vs prior
year profit margin %

Gross profit

47.3

%


50.7

%


(3.4)%

R&D

6.9

%


5.1

%


1.8%

S,G&A

41.2

%


48.7

%


(7.5)%

Operating loss

(0.7)%



(3.0)%



2.3%

Loss before taxes

(1.9)%



(4.2)%



2.3%

Net loss

(1.6)%



(3.6)%



2.0%

 

 

Revenue Analysis for the First Quarter FY15 and FY14

(Data in thousands)






Three Months Ended



6/28/2014


6/29/2013


% Inc/(Dec)




As Reported


As Reported


vs Prior Year




(unaudited)




Revenues by geography










United States

$

120,749



$

122,145



(1.1)

%


International

103,739



97,398



6.5

%

Net revenues

$

224,488



$

219,543



2.3

%











Disposable revenues




















Plasma disposables

$

79,227



$

65,336



21.3

%












Blood center disposables










Platelet

38,170



34,446



10.8

%


Red cell

10,246



10,009



2.4

%


Whole blood

37,950



51,254



(26.0)

%



86,366



95,709



(9.8)

%


Hospital disposables










Surgical

15,621



16,089



(2.9)

%


OrthoPAT

5,381



6,320



(14.9)

%


Diagnostics

9,598



7,594



26.4

%



30,600



30,003



2.0

%












Total disposables revenues

196,193



191,048



2.7

%











Software solutions

17,738



16,746



5.9

%

Equipment & other

10,557



11,749



(10.1)

%

Net revenues

$

224,488



$

219,543



2.3

%

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Data in thousands)








As of




6/28/2014


3/29/2014




(unaudited)



Assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

139,943


$

192,469

Accounts receivable, net

156,733


164,603

Inventories, net

207,487


197,661

Other current assets

65,142


68,243



Total current assets

569,305


622,976

Property, plant & equipment, net

294,100


271,437

Other assets

613,326


619,765








Total assets

$

1,476,731


$

1,514,178







Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity




Short-term debt & current maturities

$

1,931


$

45,630

Other current liabilities

163,937


171,298



Total current liabilities

165,868


216,928

Long-term debt

429,010


392,057

Other long-term liabilities

66,781


67,305

Stockholders' equity

815,072


837,888








Total liabilities & stockholders' equity

$

1,476,731


$

1,514,178

 

 

Free Cash Flow Reconciliation

(Data in thousands)




Three Months Ended


6/28/2014


6/29/2013


(unaudited)

GAAP cash flow from operations

$

13,738


$

13,402





Capital expenditure

(37,085)


(13,092)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant & equipment

64


569

Net investment in property, plant & equipment

(37,021)


(12,523)





Free cash flow after restructuring and transformation costs

(23,283)


879





Restructuring and transformation costs

18,938


12,148

Tax benefit on restructuring and transformation costs

(6,097)


Capital expenditures on VCC initiatives

11,371






Free cash flow before restructuring, transformation costs and VCC capital expenditures

$

929


$

13,027

 

Haemonetics Corporation Financial Summary
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Haemonetics has presented supplemental non-GAAP financial measures as part of this earnings release.  A reconciliation is provided below that reconciles each non-GAAP financial measure with the most comparable GAAP measure.  The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, the most directly comparable GAAP measures.  There are material limitations to the usefulness of non-GAAP measures on a standalone basis, including the lack of comparability to the GAAP financial results of other companies.

These measures are used by management to monitor the financial performance of the business, make informed business decisions, establish budgets and forecast future results.  Performance targets for management are established based upon these non-GAAP measures.  In the reconciliations below we have removed restructuring, transformation and other costs from our GAAP expenses.  Our restructuring and transformation costs for the periods reported are principally related to:

  • Value Creation & Capture (VCC): employee severance and retention, product line transfer costs, accelerated depreciation and other costs associated with these initiatives, principally our manufacturing network optimization, but also including commercial excellence, productivity and other operating initiatives.
  • Whole Blood Acquisition: restructuring, integration and other transformation costs related to the August 1, 2012 acquisition of Pall's Transfusion Medicine Business.
  • In Process Research and Development: charges relate to the acquisition of certain technology and manufacturing rights to be used in a next generation device and related costs.

Restructuring and transformation costs also include costs related to activities launched prior to the VCC initiatives designed to align our cost structure with strategic and operational priorities. Costs incurred under these programs are reflected in "Productivity and operational initiatives" within the tables below.

We believe this information is useful to investors because it allows for an evaluation of the Company with a focus on the performance of our core operations.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures for the First Quarter of FY15 and FY14

(Data in thousands)






Three Months Ended


6/28/2014


6/29/2013


(unaudited)

Non-GAAP gross profit




GAAP gross profit

$

106,278


$

111,412

Restructuring and transformation costs

2,358


2,102

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

108,636


$

113,514





Non-GAAP R&D



GAAP R&D

$

15,382


$

11,209

Restructuring and transformation costs

(3,564)


(946)

Non-GAAP R&D

$

11,818


$

10,263




Non-GAAP S,G&A




GAAP S,G&A

$

92,562


$

106,811

Restructuring and transformation costs

(16,848)


(30,322)

Deal amortization

(7,674)


(6,744)

Non-GAAP S,G&A

$

68,040


$

69,745





Non-GAAP operating expenses




GAAP operating expenses

$

107,944


$

118,020

Restructuring and transformation costs

(20,412)


(31,268)

Deal amortization

(7,674)


(6,744)

Non-GAAP operating expenses

$

79,858


$

80,008





Non-GAAP operating loss




GAAP operating loss

$

(1,666)


$

(6,608)

Restructuring and transformation costs

22,770


33,370

Deal amortization

7,674


6,744

Non-GAAP operating income

$

28,778


$

33,506





Non-GAAP other expense/(income)




GAAP other expense/(income)

$

2,543


$

2,641

Restructuring and transformation costs

(223)


(121)

Non-GAAP other expense/(income)

$

2,320


$

2,520





Non-GAAP loss before taxes




GAAP loss before taxes

$

(4,209)


$

(9,249)

Restructuring and transformation costs

22,993


33,491

Deal amortization

7,674


6,744

Non-GAAP income before taxes

$

26,458


$

30,986





Non-GAAP net loss




GAAP net loss

$

(3,649)


$

(7,874)

Restructuring and transformation costs

22,993


33,491

Deal amortization

7,674


6,744

Tax benefit associated with non-GAAP adjustments

(7,293)


(8,579)

Non-GAAP net income

$

19,725


$

23,782





Non-GAAP net loss per common share assuming dilution




GAAP net loss per common share

$

(0.07)


$

(0.15)

Non-GAAP items after tax per common share assuming dilution

$

0.45


$

0.61

Non-GAAP net income per common share assuming dilution

$

0.38


$

0.46


Presented below are additional Constant Currency performance measures. We measure different components of our business at constant currency. We believe this information is useful for investors because it allows for an evaluation of the Company without the effect of changes in foreign exchange rates. These results convert our local foreign currency operating results to the US Dollar at constant exchange rates of 0.833 Euro to 1.00 US Dollar and 110 Yen to 1.00 US Dollar. They also exclude the results of our foreign currency hedging program described in Note 7 to our consolidated financial statements in our Form 10-K.






Three Months Ended


6/28/2014


6/29/2013


(unaudited)

Non-GAAP revenues




GAAP revenue

$

224,488


$

219,543

Foreign currency effects

(9,148)


(9,174)

Non-GAAP revenue - constant currency

$

215,340


$

210,369





Non-GAAP net income




Non-GAAP net income, adjusted for restructuring and transformation costs and deal amortization

$

19,725


$

23,782

Foreign currency effects

(3,400)


(5,194)

Income tax associated with foreign currency effects

865


1,207

Non-GAAP net income - constant currency

$

17,190


$

19,795





Non-GAAP net income per common share assuming dilution




Non-GAAP net income per common share assuming dilution, adjusted for restructuring and transformation costs and deal amortization

$

0.38


$

0.46

Foreign currency effects after tax per common share assuming dilution

$

(0.05)


$

(0.08)

Non-GAAP net income per common share assuming dilution - constant currency

$

0.33


$

0.38

 

 

Restructuring, Transformation and Other Costs
(Data in thousands)

GAAP results include the following items which are excluded from adjusted results.




Three Months Ended


6/28/2014


6/29/2013


(unaudited)

Manufacturing network optimization

$

12,777


$

22,512

Commercial excellence initiatives

4,275


2,158

Productivity and operational initiatives

2,808


772

Accelerated depreciation, asset write-down and other non-cash items

830


1,087

Whole blood acquisition and integration


6,963

In process research and development and related costs

1,546


Market-based stock compensation

757


Total restructuring, transformation and other costs

$

22,993


$

33,492

 

 

Deal Amortization
(Data in thousands)

GAAP results include the following item which is excluded from adjusted results.


Three Months Ended


6/28/2014


6/29/2013


(unaudited)

Deal amortization

$

7,674


$

6,744

 

SOURCE Haemonetics Corporation



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