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Solta Medical Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results Mark Sieczkarek Appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM), a global leader in the medical aesthetics market, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. In addition, the Company announced the resignation of Stephen J. Fanning, effective today, as a member of the Board of Directors and President and CEO.  Mr. Fanning has been replaced on an interim basis by current Chairman of the Board Mark Sieczkarek and a search for the President and CEO position has been initiated by the Board.

Second Quarter Financial Metrics
Revenue for the second quarter was $43.2 million, an increase of 16% over revenue in the second quarter of 2012. The year-over-year revenue increase was primarily attributable to sales of VASER systems and products from the recent acquisition of Sound Surgical Technologies. International revenue for the quarter rose year-over-year by 30% to $23.3 million. North America revenue increased 3% year-over-year to $19.9 million. Revenue from treatment tips and consumables for the quarter was $22.3 million, an increase of 23% from the second quarter of 2012. Revenue in North America reflected a 9% increase in sales of treatment tips, however system sales, excluding the VASER product line, decreased by approximately 40% primarily due to the Company's decision to match competitive pricing which resulted in lower average selling prices. 

GAAP net income for the quarter was $3.8 million as compared to GAAP net loss of $26.3 million reported for the second quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $1.3 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, as compared to non-GAAP net income of $2.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share for same period last year. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $3.2 million compared to $4.2 million for the same period last year.

The Company's GAAP results for the quarter include $3.7 million of amortization and other acquisition related charges, $1.2 million of non-cash stock based compensation charges, and a $9.5 million credit for the fair value reassessment of the expected earn out payments associated with the acquisitions of Liposonix and Sound Surgical Technologies. The results for the quarter also include a $2.1 million non-cash income tax expense related to the reduction of tax deductible contingent consideration. The Company provides non-GAAP financial measures that exclude these charges and adjustments. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is provided in the tables included in this release.

The Company's cash balance at June 30, 2013 totaled $16.3 million and additional cash resources of $4 million were available to the Company through a revolving credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank.  At June 30, 2013, approximately $23 million of term debt was outstanding. Yesterday, the Company executed a commitment letter to restructure and expand its credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank to a total of $42 million. The terms of the revised credit facility expands the amount of term debt by approximately $6 million to $27 million. The Company has the opportunity to increase the term debt component of the facility by an additional $3 million to a total of $30 million if certain profitability criteria are met prior to June 30, 2014. The first year of the term debt calls for interest only payments after which the debt will be amortized over a period of 30 months. Funds available through the revolving credit facility with the bank are to remain unchanged at a total of $12 million

Financial Outlook for 2013
The Company provided an update to its financial outlook for 2013 as follows:

  • Revenue for the full year 2013 is now expected to be approximately $165 million, representing year-over-year revenue growth of approximately $20 million, or 14%, compared to full year 2012 revenue of $144.5 million. The Company's previous revenue outlook for 2013 was $180 million.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin is now expected to be approximately 65% for the full year 2013.  The Company's previous non-GAAP gross margin outlook for 2013 was a range of 65% to 68%. Non-GAAP gross margin excludes non-cash amortization charges, non-cash stock based compensation charges, severance costs, and acquisition related adjustments. Non-GAAP gross margin for the first six months of 2013 was 66%.
  • Non-GAAP operating income is expected to be approximately $10 million for the full year 2013 representing a year-over-year increase of approximately $1.6 million, or 20%, as compared to $8.4 million for full year 2012. The Company's previous non-GAAP operating income outlook was a range of $13 million to $16 million for 2013. Non-GAAP operating income excludes non-cash amortization charges, non-cash stock based compensation charges, severance costs, and acquisition related adjustments. Non-GAAP operating income for the first six months of 2013 was $2.4 million.

Mark Sieczkarek Appointment
Mr. Sieczkarek has served on the Solta Medical Board since 2006.  He was appointed lead director in 2008 and Chairman in June 2013.  He has more than 18 years of executive experience in the medical device industry and served as President and CEO of Conceptus, Inc. from 2003 to 2011. 

"Our second quarter results were disappointing with revenue below our expectations attributable in large part to the competitive environment in North America, and the outlook for the remainder of the year was not acceptable to the Board," Mr. Sieczkarek commented.  "North America revenue was negatively impacted by competitive pricing pressures on system sales, especially on Liposonix systems where ASPs fell approximately 25% as we matched the aggressive pricing practices of the competition. On a worldwide basis, combined unit placements for Thermage, Clear + Brilliant and Liposonix systems rose year-over-year by over 25%."

"Throughout 2013, the Board of Directors has analyzed Solta's product offering, competitive position in the market, and operational execution," added Mr. Sieczkarek.  "We remain optimistic about the outlook for the Company given that Solta has one of the broadest and best product lines in the industry as well as a unique business model allowing us to generate the majority of our revenue from high margin recurring tip and disposable sales. We have a strong international operation with an excellent opportunity for continued growth."

"As we entered the year and were completing our acquisition phase, the business emphasis was shifting to a focus on leveraging our synergistic brands and infrastructure to improvement of the bottom line results.  The disappointing results to date and our revised outlook for 2013 illustrate the need for a different approach.

"My focus in the immediate months ahead will be on aggressively altering our sales strategy to reinvigorate our North American systems business.  If we execute this strategy, we will be positioned to further enhance growth of our high margin treatment tips and disposables.  During the first half of the year, we implemented operating cost reductions which are expected to have a positive impact on second half profitability.  At the same time, we need to realign our spending in North America toward improved sales execution, especially system sales. We believe the best and fastest way to build returns for our shareholders is by increasing the strategic value of our assets. At the same time, the Board of Directors has the mechanisms in place to evaluate credible strategic alternatives," continued Mr. Sieczkarek.

"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Steve Fanning for his numerous contributions to the development of Solta Medical during the past seven years. Under his leadership, Solta has emerged as a leader in the medical aesthetics industry recognized for its strong brands and global presence.  We wish Steve well in his future endeavors," concluded Mr. Sieczkarek.

Non-GAAP Presentation
To supplement the condensed consolidated financial information presented on a GAAP basis, management has provided non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating income (loss), non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share measures that exclude the impact of acquisition related adjustments, severance costs, acquisition related costs, and stock-based compensation expenses.  The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with insight into what is used by management to conduct a more meaningful and consistent comparison of the Company's ongoing operating results and trends, compared with historical results.  This presentation is also consistent with the measures management uses to measure the performance of ongoing operating results against prior periods and against our internally developed targets.  There are limitations in using these non-GAAP financial measures because they are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.  These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financial measures.  Investors and potential investors should consider non-GAAP financial measures only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP and the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures attached to this release.

Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call and webcast today, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific) to discuss the financial results and current corporate developments. The dial-in number for the conference call is 877-941-6009 for domestic participants and 480-629-9818 for international participants.

To access the live webcast of the call, go to Solta Medical's website at www.solta.com and click on Investor Relations. An archived webcast will also be available at www.solta.com.

About Solta Medical, Inc.
Solta Medical, Inc. is a global leader in the medical aesthetics market providing innovative solutions with proven efficacy and safety backed by over 10 years of clinical study and research. The company offers aesthetic energy devices for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation, acne reduction, body contouring and skin tightening, as well as tools and accessories to optimize the latest liposuction techniques. The Solta Medical portfolio includes the well-known brands Thermage®, Fraxel®, Clear + Brilliant®, Liposonix®, Isolaz®, CLARO®, VASERlipo, VASERshape, VASERsmooth, VentX®, PowerX®, TouchView®, and Origins, which collectively make up a comprehensive platform to address a range of aesthetic skin and body issues. More than two and a half million procedures have been performed with Solta Medical's products around the world. Solta Medical is headquartered in Hayward, CA with field teams and regional offices worldwide.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the ability to improve operating leverage and the financial outlook for 2013. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current, preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause Solta Medical's actual results to differ materially from the statements contained herein. Factors that might cause such a difference include the risk that physician adoption of our systems does not grow, the risk that customers do not continue to purchase treatment tips, the possibility that the market for the sale of new products does not develop as expected, and the risks relating to Solta Medical's ability to achieve its stated financial goals as a result of, among other things, economic conditions and consumer and physician confidence causing changes in consumer and physician spending habits that affect demand for our products and treatments. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect Solta Medical's business and its financial results are detailed in its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and other reports as filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, especially guidance on future financial performance, which speaks only as of the date they are made. Solta Medical undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Web Site: http://www.Solta.com

 

Solta Medical, Inc. 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 

(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012









Net revenue 

$43,197


$37,262


$77,720


$69,716

Cost of revenue 

17,095


13,714


29,939


25,925









Gross margin 

26,102


23,548


47,781


43,791









Operating expenses:








Sales and marketing 

16,856


13,673


31,063


27,619

Research and development 

5,442


5,013


10,777


10,318

General and administrative 

6,428


4,615


13,405


9,275

Remeasurement of contingent consideration liability

(9,500)


26,000


(12,600)


30,700









       Total operating expenses 

19,226


49,301


42,645


77,912









Income (loss) from operations 

6,876


(25,753)


5,136


(34,121)

Interest income

18


2


27


5

Interest expense

(803)


(350)


(1,495)


(701)

Other expense, net

(150)


(121)


(245)


(147)









Income (loss) before income taxes 

5,941


(26,222)


3,423


(34,964)

Income tax provision

2,118


64


2,195


121









Net income (loss)

$3,823


($26,286)


$1,228


($35,085)









Net income (loss) per share:








  Basic

$0.05


($0.43)


$0.02


($0.57)

  Diluted

$0.05


($0.43)


$0.02


($0.57)









Weighted average shares outstanding used in calculating net income (loss) per share:








  Basic

79,526,311


61,719,575


75,840,137


61,536,050

  Diluted

80,244,296


61,719,575


76,998,224


61,536,050

 

 

 

Solta Medical, Inc.

                                      NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION OF GROSS MARGIN, OPERATING INCOME (LOSS), EBITDA, NET INCOME (LOSS) AND NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE

  (in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012









GAAP Gross margin

$26,102


$23,548


$47,781


$43,791

GAAP gross margin as % of sales

60%


63%


61%


63%

Non-GAAP adjustments to gross margin:








GAAP Gross margin

$26,102


$23,548


$47,781


$43,791

Amortization and other non-cash acquisition related charges

1,781


1,375


3,219


3,033

Stock-based compensation

144


127


280


239

Non-GAAP gross margin

$28,027


$25,050


$51,280


$47,063

Non-GAAP gross margin as % of sales

65%


67%


66%


68%









GAAP income (loss) from operations

$6,876


($25,753)


$5,136


($34,121)

Non-GAAP adjustments to net income (loss) from operations:








Amortization and other non-cash acquisition related charges

2,874


1,729


4,870


3,746

Remeasurement of contingent consideration liability

(9,500)


26,000


(12,600)


30,700

Acquisition-related expenses

510


58


1,904


151

Severance expenses (credits)

303


(11)


616


19

Stock-based compensation

1,238


1,209


2,438


2,349

Non-GAAP income from operations

$2,301


$3,232


$2,364


$2,844

Depreciation expenses

854


937


1,833


1,875

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

$3,155


$4,169


$4,197


$4,719









GAAP net income (loss)     

$3,823


($26,286)


$1,228


($35,085)

Non-GAAP adjustments to net income (loss):








Amortization and other non-cash acquisition related charges

2,874


1,729


4,870


3,746

Remeasurement of contingent consideration liability

(9,500)


26,000


(12,600)


30,700

Acquisition-related expenses

510


58


1,904


151

Severance expenses (credits)

303


(11)


616


19

Stock-based compensation

1,238


1,209


2,438


2,349

Acquisition-related income tax expense

2,080



2,080


Non-GAAP net income

$1,328


$2,699


$536


$1,880









GAAP basic net (income) loss per share

$0.05


($0.43)


$0.02


($0.57)

Non-GAAP adjustments to basic income (loss) per share:








Amortization and other non-cash acquisition related charges

$0.04


$0.03


$0.06


$0.06

Remeasurement of contingent consideration liability

($0.12)


$0.42


($0.17)


$0.50

Acquisition-related expenses

$0.01


$0.00


$0.03


$0.00

Severance expenses (credits)

$0.00


($0.00)


$0.01


$0.00

Stock-based compensation

$0.01


$0.02


$0.03


$0.04

Acquisition-related income tax expense

$0.03


$0.00


$0.03


$0.00

Non-GAAP basic net income per share

$0.02


$0.04


$0.01


$0.03









Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$0.02


$0.04


$0.01


$0.03









GAAP weighted average shares outstanding used in calculating basic net income (loss) per share

79,526,311


61,719,575


75,840,137


61,536,050









GAAP weighted average shares outstanding used in calculating diluted net income (loss) per share

80,244,296


61,719,575


76,998,224


61,536,050

Adjustments for dilutive potential common stock

2,718,994


5,245,087


2,289,776


5,053,439

Weighted average shares outstanding used in calculating non-GAAP diluted net income per share

82,963,290


66,964,662


79,288,000


66,589,489

 

 

 

Solta Medical, Inc. 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 

(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)






June 30,


December 31,


2013


2012





ASSETS

Current assets:




   Cash and cash equivalents 

$16,296


$38,097

   Accounts receivable, net

24,521


20,570

   Inventories

21,805


16,611

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

5,215


8,476





       Total current assets 

67,837


83,754

Property and equipment, net 

7,149


6,401

Purchased intangible assets, net

58,629


42,428

Goodwill

103,705


96,620

Other assets 

1,008


520





       Total assets 

$238,328


$229,723





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Liabilities:




   Accounts payable 

$8,440


$7,283

   Accrued liabilities 

14,168


17,343

   Current portion of contingent consideration liability

11,145


21,400

   Current portion of deferred revenue 

3,862


3,985

   Short-term borrowings

18,638


8,345

   Customer deposits 

1,062


637





     Total current liabilities 

57,315


58,993

   Deferred revenue, net of current portion 

781


683

   Term loan, net of current portion

12,642


18,063

   Non-current tax liabilities

4,586


2,478

   Contingent consideration liability

26,900


38,500

   Other  liabilities 

1,480


899





       Total liabilities 

103,704


119,616





Stockholders' equity:




   Common stock, $0.001 par value:




   100,000,000 shares authorized




    79,757,664 and 68,795,987 shares issued and outstanding at June
    30, 2013 and December 31, 2012

80


69

   Additional paid-in capital 

243,767


220,489

   Accumulated deficit 

(109,223)


(110,451)





         Total stockholders' equity

134,624


110,107





         Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$238,328


$229,723

 

 

SOURCE Solta Medical, Inc.



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