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LeMaitre Vascular Reports Q3 2007 Revenue of $10.1 Million, a 19% Increase

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (Nasdaq: LMAT) (the "Company"), a provider of peripheral vascular devices and implants, today announced Q3 2007 financial results. Revenues for Q3 2007 were $10.1 million, an increase of 19% over Q3 2006.

Q3 2007 revenues increased 33% in the Company's Endovascular and Dialysis Access category, 15% in the Vascular category, and 3% in the General Surgery category. Sales growth was driven by the continued acceleration of the endovascular procedure market, relatively strong sales within the vascular category, productivity gains from recently hired sales representatives, and the distribution of the Powerlink stent graft in Europe.

For Q3 2007, the Company reported a gross margin of 74.7%, versus 73.3% in Q3 2006. The Company ended Q3 2007 with $25.6 million in cash and marketable securities, compared with $27.9 million at the end of Q2 2007.

On September 20, 2007, the Company acquired the assets of Vascular Architects, a company that marketed and sold a suite of five instruments for Remote Endarterectomy ("RE"), as well as a helical covered stent. RE is a minimally invasive procedure for the removal of plaque, typically in the superficial femoral artery in the thigh. The $2.8 million all-cash purchase price represents a 1.6 multiple of Vascular Architects' annual revenues of $1.8 million.

Also during Q3 2007, LeMaitre Vascular announced plans to launch a direct sales force in Italy in January 2008. The Company has sold its products in Italy through Serom Medical Technologies srl since 1993. LeMaitre Vascular and Serom agreed to terminate Serom's exclusive rights effective January 25, 2008, in exchange for the payment of an undisclosed sum. The Company believes that Serom's hospital-level sales of LeMaitre Vascular products were approximately 1.9 million euros in 2006.

George W. LeMaitre, Chairman and CEO said, "This was another solid quarter for LeMaitre Vascular. We continued to post strong top-line growth while keeping operating expenses under control. Additionally, we completed a meaningful acquisition and furthered our European 'go-direct' strategy. With regard to Vascular Architects, we are happy to combine a suite of unique vascular products with our dedicated vascular surgery sales force. Going direct in Italy will allow us to control our sales channel in the fifth largest vascular market in the world."

The operating loss for Q3 2007 was $1,541,000, compared to operating income of $342,000 for Q3 2006. The Q3 2007 operating loss was due to a $1,054,000 charge related to distributor buyouts, increased sales force and R&D expenditures, and the costs associated with being a public company.

The Company reported a net loss of $1,354,000, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share for Q3 2007, compared to net income of $221,000, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, for Q3 2006. The Q3 2007 net loss benefited from interest income of $359,000, as well as a $221,000 foreign exchange gain.

Sales and marketing expenses for Q3 2007 increased 30% to $4,583,000 from $3,525,000 for Q3 2006. The Company ended Q3 2007 with 58 sales representatives, compared to 36 at the end of Q3 2006.

For Q3 2007, general and administrative expenses increased by 52% over Q3 2006, from $1,536,000 to $2,341,000, primarily due to the higher costs associated with being a publicly traded company. Q3 2006 was the Company's last full quarter as a private company.

R & D expenses increased 42% to $1,144,000 for Q3 2007, compared to $805,000 for Q3 2006. The increase was driven largely by the hiring of additional product development engineers and related product development expenses.

Business Outlook

The Company narrowed its 2007 revenue guidance from $39.8-$41.3 million to $40.5-$41.3 million. The Company continues to expect a net loss in 2007 due to investments in its sales force and R&D. The Company expects to employ 55 to 60 sales representatives in Q1 2008. The Company will give its annual 2008 guidance at its next quarterly conference call. LeMaitre Vascular's guidance for future financial performance does not include the impact of any potential acquisitions.

Conference Call Reminder

Management will conduct a conference call at 5:00 p.m. EST today to review the Company's financial results and its expectations regarding future financial performance and business outlook. The conference call will be broadcast live over the internet. Individuals who are interested in listening to the webcast should log on to the Company's website at The conference call may also be accessed by dialing 866-831-6272 (1-617-213-8859 for international callers) using passcode 85202968. For interested individuals unable to join the live conference call, a replay will be available on the Company's website.

About LeMaitre Vascular

LeMaitre Vascular is a provider of devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. We develop, manufacture, and market disposable and implantable vascular devices to address the needs of vascular surgeons and interventionalists. The Company's devices and implants are used to treat peripheral vascular disease; a condition that we estimate affects more than 20 million people worldwide.

Well-known to vascular surgeons, the Company's diversified portfolio of peripheral vascular devices and implants consists of brand-name products, including the EndoFit and UniFit stent grafts, the Expandable LeMaitre Valvulotome, the Pruitt-Inahara Carotid Shunt, and the AnastoClip Vessel Closure System.

LeMaitre and the LeMaitre Vascular logo are trademarks of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. This press release contains other trademarks and trade names of the Company and other third parties, which are the properties of their respective owners.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release regarding the Company's business that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. Specifically, statements regarding the Company's financial guidance for 2007 and 2008, its operational objectives for 2007, its acquisition of Vascular Architects, and its direct sales strategy in Italy and the rest of Europe are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. The Company's Q3 2007 interim financial statements, as discussed in this release, are preliminary and unaudited, and subject to adjustment. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current, preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the demand for and market acceptance of the Company's products; the significant competition the Company faces from other companies, technologies, and alternative medical procedures; the Company's ability to expand its sales force, particularly in Italy and other markets where the Company thinks it is currently underrepresented; the extent to which the Company is able to retain the existing customer base and sales network in countries in which the Company converts from a distribution model to a direct sales approach; the Company's ability to expand its product offerings through internal development or acquisition and to integrate acquired products into its business; the Company's ability to realize the anticipated benefits of its acquisition of Vascular Architects and other acquisitions; disruption at the Company's single manufacturing facility; the general uncertainty related to seeking regulatory approvals for the Company's products, particularly in the United States; potential claims of third parties that the Company's products infringe their intellectual property rights; and the risks and uncertainties described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, under the heading "Risk Factors," which has been filed with the SEC and is available on the Company's investor relations website at and on the SEC's website at, and in subsequent SEC filings. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Company 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.

Financial Statements



(amounts in thousands, except share data)


For the three months For the nine months

ended: ended:

September 30 September 30

2007 2006 2007 2006

Net sales $10,144 $8,540 $30,342 $25,871

Cost of sales 2,563 2,279 7,778 7,205

Gross profit 7,581 6,261 22,564 18,666

Operating expenses:

Sales and marketing 4,583 3,525 14,131 10,639

General and administrative 2,341 1,536 6,917 5,050

Research and development 1,144 805 3,416 2,586

Distributor termination

costs 1,054 - 1,054 -

Restructuring charges - 53 5 231

Impairment charge - - 7 406

Total operating expenses 9,122 5,919 25,530 18,912

Income (loss) from operations (1,541) 342 (2,966) (246)

Other income (expense):

Interest income (expense) 359 (175) 1,054 (275)

Other income 221 21 275 152

Total other income (loss) 580 (154) 1,329 (123)

Income (loss) before income

taxes (961) 188 (1,637) (369)

Provision (benefit) for income

taxes 393 (33) 119 129

Net income (loss) $(1,354) $221 $(1,756) $(498)

Net income (loss) per share of

common stock:

Basic $(0.09) $0.01 $(0.11) $(0.09)

Diluted $(0.09) $0.01 $(0.11) $(0.09)

Weighted average shares


Basic 15,410 8,497 15,376 8,497

Diluted 15,410 8,904 15,376 8,497



(amounts in thousands)

September 30, December 31,

2007 2006

(unaudited) (audited)


Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents $7,752 $15,391

Marketable securities 17,885 15,417

Accounts receivable, net 6,221 5,060

Inventories 8,146 6,081

Other current assets 1,096 1,692

Total current assets 41,100 43,641

Property and equipment, net 2,435 2,389

Goodwill 11,096 8,853

Other intangibles, net 2,302 1,930

Other assets 162 150

Total assets $57,095 $56,963

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable $1,349 $818

Accrued expenses 5,391 4,528

Current portion of capital leases 0 32

Total current liabilities 6,740 5,378

Deferred tax liabilities 833 833

Other long-term liabilities 17 53

Total liabilities 7,590 6,264

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock 155 153

Additional paid-in capital 61,014 60,504

Accumulated deficit (11,702) (9,946)

Accumulated other comprehensive income 123 73

Less: Treasury stock (85) (85)

Total stockholders' equity 49,505 50,699

Total liabilities and stockholders'

equity $57,095 $56,963



(amounts in thousands)


For the three months ended:

September 30

2007 2006

Net Sales by Product Category: $ % $ %

Endovascular & Dialysis $3,211 32% $2,412 28%

Vascular 5,982 59% 5,203 61%

General Surgery 951 9% 925 11%

$10,144 100% $8,540 100%

Net Sales by Geography:

United States and Canada $6,236 61% $5,478 64%

Outside the United States

and Canada 3,908 39% 3,062 36%

$10,144 100% $8,540 100%

For the nine months ended:

September 30

2007 2006

Net Sales by Product Category: $ % $ %

Endovascular & Dialysis $10,256 34% $7,260 28%

Vascular 17,216 57% 15,702 61%

General Surgery 2,870 9% 2,909 11%

$30,342 100% $25,871 100%

Net Sales by Geography:

United States and Canada $18,232 60% $16,595 64%

Outside the United States

and Canada 12,110 40% 9,276 36%

$30,342 100% $25,871 100%

SOURCE LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.
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