Company Reiterates 2009 Guidance and Remains on Track for Four Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009
Call on May 1, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EDT
EATONTOWN, N.J., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Osteotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTE), a leader in the emerging field of biologic products for regenerative healing, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009.
"During the first quarter, we continued to make MEANINGFUL progress executing our corporate strategy to position Osteotech as the leading provider of procedure-specific biologics for the orthopedic industry," said Sam Owusu-Akyaw, President and Chief Executive Officer of Osteotech. "Three years ago, we began to make long-term investments based upon the premise that biologics would become key components of effective bone healing and the restoration of normal body function. With those investments, we believed that Osteotech, with its proprietary technology platforms, would begin to introduce best-in-class therapeutic solutions. We have begun to see tangible and anecdotal evidence that our assumptions were correct. To capitalize on this growing interest and opportunity, we have several upcoming product launches and unveilings from our technology platforms and have introduced a variety of innovative sales tools and educational forums to drive sales growth. We remain encouraged by our progress and believe that we are well on our way to achieving our 2009 goals that should position us for profitable revenue growth in 2010."
Recent 2009 Corporate Developments
Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2009 was $23.9 million compared with $27.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2008. The decline in first quarter 2009 revenue compared with 2008 was primarily driven by the expected reduction in revenue from client services and private label demineralized bone matrix, the anticipated decline in revenue stemming from the Company's international activities as a result of the temporary suspension of Bulgarian tissue and lower domestic unit sales volume.
Net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 was $1.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with net income of $808,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2008.
"Looking ahead, we are well positioned to launch or unveil MagniFuse, Plexur M, DuraTech and Facetlinx(TM) Facet Fusion Graft, our procedure-specific spine product, and we believe we are taking the steps necessary, particularly within our sales distribution network, to encourage demand," continued Mr. Owusu-Akyaw. "Based upon the investments we have made in our business and the emerging trends in orthopedics, we believe we are well positioned to emerge as a leader in the industry. We believe our proprietary technology platforms and research and development capabilities provide us with a technology lead that will be difficult to penetrate. We remain focused on increasing shareholder value and believe that the potential for sustainable, profitable revenue growth will allow us to reach our goal of providing significant returns to all of our stakeholders."
Based upon the results achieved to date, Osteotech is reiterating the financial guidance it has previously established for 2009:
Conference Call Tomorrow, May 1, 2009
The Osteotech management team will host a conference call on May 1, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) to discuss first quarter 2009 financial results, recent corporate developments and guidance for 2009. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-866-783-2141 (domestic) or 1-857-350-1600 (international) and indicating access code 44055156. The conference will also be simultaneously webcast at http://www.osteotech.com. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after completion of the live call, through midnight, on May 15, 2009, by dialing 1-888-286-8010 and using access code 91138337.
Osteotech, Inc., headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey, is a global leader in providing biologic solutions for regenerative medicine to support surgeons and their patients in the repair of the musculoskeletal system through the development of innovative therapy-driven products that alleviate pain, promote biologic healing and restore function. For further information regarding Osteotech, this press release or the conference call, please go to Osteotech's website at www.osteotech.com.
Certain statements made throughout this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) regarding the Company's future plans, objectives and expected performance. Any such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable, but are subject to a wide range of risks and uncertainties and, therefore, there can be no assurance that actual results may not differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to develop and introduce new products, differences in anticipated and actual product and service introduction dates, the ultimate success of those products in the marketplace, the continued acceptance and growth of current products and services, the impact of competitive products and services, the availability of sufficient quantities of suitable donated tissue and the success of cost control and margin improvement efforts. Certain of these factors are detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this press release is as of April 30, 2009 and the Company does not intend to update this information.
OSTEOTECH, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (dollars in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended March 31, 2009 2008 Revenue $23,931 $27,631 Cost of revenue 11,964 13,389 Gross profit 11,967 14,242 Marketing, selling and general and administrative 11,618 11,680 Research and development 1,653 1,760 13,271 13,440 Operating income (loss) (1,304) 802 Interest expense, net (354) (212) Other (83) 278 Income (loss) before income taxes (1,741) 868 Income tax provision 55 60 Net Income (loss) $(1,796) $808 Earnings (loss) per share: Basic $(.10) $.05 Diluted $(.10) $.05 Shares used in computing earnings (loss) per share: Basic 17,874,236 17,716,902 Diluted 17,874,236 17,906,646 CONSOLIDATED SEGMENT REVENUE DETAIL (dollars in thousands) Three Months Ended March 31, 2009 2008 DBM $14,026 $16,966 Hybrid/Synthetic 748 644 Traditional Tissue 5,277 5,110 Spinal Allografts 1,880 2,250 Client Services 1,633 2,424 Other Product Lines 367 237 Revenue $23,931 $27,631 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (dollars in thousands) March 31, December 31, 2009 2008 Assets Cash and cash equivalents $13,697 $18,823 Accounts receivable, net 20,815 17,968 Deferred processing costs 42,689 38,715 Inventories 1,970 1,467 Other current assets 2,051 3,115 Total current assets 81,222 80,088 Property, plant and equipment, net 33,128 34,005 Other assets 11,710 13,022 $126,060 $127,115 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Accounts payable and accrued expense $24,192 $23,569 Current maturities of capital lease obligation 919 895 Total current liabilities 25,111 24,464 Capital lease obligation 12,936 13,175 Other liabilities 6,708 6,626 Total liabilities 44,755 44,265 Stockholders' equity 81,305 82,850 $126,060 $127,115
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