MONROVIA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today reported revenue for the third quarter ended September 27, 2013 of $17.1 million, which represented 8% growth compared to $15.9 million reported for the third quarter of 2012. The results included sales of $10.7 million of the Company's Visian ICL product portfolio and $5.3 million of its IOL products. Low margin Other Product sales increased to $1.1 million, a 51% increase over the prior year and 73% in constant currency. The effect of foreign currency exchange during the third quarter versus the same quarter in the prior year reduced total sales by $1.0 million. On a constant currency basis, revenues grew 14% during the third quarter of 2013 compared to the third quarter of 2012.
"Visian ICL sales continued to show strong growth during the quarter while LASIK continues to be under downward pressure," said Barry Caldwell, President and CEO. "ICLs with CentraFLOW technology continue to be the key growth driver for us in markets where it is available. Key markets with CentraFLOW like Europe and the Middle East grew 42% and 39% respectively. In Europe, Spain grew 23% year over year, reflecting the first quarter with a true direct to direct distribution model comparison. We are still in the early days of adoption of the technology in Korea, India and Argentina. Approximately 33,000 Visian ICLs with CentraFLOW have been successfully implanted since the introduction of the technology. The CentraFLOW technology makes the procedure more convenient and cost effective for both the surgeon and the patient. As a result of the momentum generated in the marketplace by our rapid cadence of new product developments, the Visian ICL continues to gain market share in the global refractive surgical market.
"The recent ESCRS meeting in Amsterdam was an exceptionally successful and productive event for STAAR. During the week there were 111 presentations on our Visian ICL technology, with the Visian ICL Experts Meeting prior to ESCRS drawing 160 surgeons for the two day symposium. Throughout the week, we maintained a strong presence, with the largest and most active booth in the Company's history and an evening ICL Symposium on the Visian ICL technology that drew over 200 attendees.
We also introduced the Visian ICL Preloaded System, which includes an enhanced optic design with the CentraFLOW technology," added Caldwell. "This technology is designed to reduce the procedure time, increase the useful optical zone for patients with larger pupils, as well as make the delivery of the ICL even more consistent. We expect to gain CE Mark approval in Q4 and begin a full launch of commercialization during the first quarter of next year. As we continue the rapid cadence of new products utilizing our ICL platform, the focus within our Research and Development group turns to the V6 ICL. This product will both expand into a new market segment of presbyopia correction as well as make the ICL more competitive to LASIK in the myopic age group nearing their 40's."
Gross profit margin for the quarter was 70.5% compared to 70.4 % in the third quarter of 2012. The manufacturing of the preloaded silicone IOL in the U.S. now has a higher cost structure in Japan due to the weaker value of the yen as compared to 2012 which negatively impacts gross margin dollars. Increased IOL injector sales sold at low margins to the Company's KS-IOL lens supplier negatively impacted gross margin as well. Combined these two factors negatively impacted gross margin percent for the quarter by 270 basis points. Without the impact of these factors, gross margins would have been 73.2%. As long as the value of the yen compared to the dollar is weak, the Company's gross margin expansion will continue to be negatively impacted.
Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2013 were $11.9 million, up 5% from the $11.3 million prior year period reflecting $490,000 in charges associated with the Company's manufacturing consolidation project. General and Administrative expenses in the third quarter were $4.1 million, a 20% increase over the third quarter of 2012. This increase was due mainly to an increased accrual as compared to Q3 2012 for the performance based employee bonus plan and incremental cost associated with the expanded facility in Monrovia. These costs totaled approximately $560,000 additional expense compared to the third quarter of 2012. Sales and Marketing expenses were $5.5 million, essentially flat to the same quarter in the prior year. The costs of increased headcount were offset by decreased trade show expenses due to the timing of the ESCRS meeting which fell in the fourth quarter this year as compared to in the third quarter of 2012. Research and Development expenses were $1.7 million, a 6% increase over Q3 2012 of $1.6 million. This increase was driven by investments in R&D related new product development and increased regulatory cost associated with key product approvals. The cost of the manufacturing consolidation project which is recorded as Other Expense was $238,000 lower than the third quarter of 2012. The effect of foreign currency exchange on overall operating expenses provided a positive impact of $624,000.
"During the quarter we began to see the first tax advantages from the manufacturing consolidation project as the Company recorded an income tax benefit of $433,000," added Steve Brown, Chief Financial Officer. "Since we are no longer manufacturing in Japan we are able to release the valuation allowance against its tax assets." Income taxes provided an overall net benefit of $25,000 during the third quarter of 2013 compared to a $219,000 tax provision during the third quarter of 2012. Excluding the tax benefit from the Japan restructuring the effective tax rate for the quarter was approximately 82%.
GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2013 was $525,000, or $0.01 on a per diluted share basis, compared with net loss of $90,000, or $0.00 on a per diluted share basis, in the third quarter of 2012. Adjusted net income (excluding manufacturing consolidation expenses, Spain distribution transition costs, gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions, fair value adjustment of warrants, and stock-based compensation expense) for the quarter ended September 27, 2013 was $1.7 million or $0.04 per diluted share versus adjusted net income for the year ago quarter of $1.7 million or $0.05 per diluted share. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial matters is provided with financial tables included with this release.
Cash and cash equivalents on September 27, 2013 reached a record high of $23.4 million, compared to $19.7 million at the end of the second quarter of 2013 and $21.7 million at the end of fiscal 2012. Cash generation from operations during the quarter was $3.1 million, which includes the use of $0.5 million for the manufacturing consolidation project. The Company also used $1.0 million for the purchase of property and equipment and generated $1.8 million in proceeds from stock option exercises.
Recent Visian Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL) Highlights
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Project Comet UpdateDuring the quarter the Company continued to make progress toward completing the manufacturing consolidation project by mid-2014. At the end of the second quarter the Company had approximately 7,500 ICLs in finished goods inventory. At the end of the third quarter the Company has approximately 11,400 ICLs in inventory held in both Europe and the U.S. This represents a 50% increase of ICLs in finished goods inventory during the quarter while shipping 15% more units from stock compared to the third quarter of 2012. This inventory build is consistent with management's plan to assure adequate supply and quality of product throughout this consolidation project. Manufacturing yields of the ICL in the U.S. continue to increase.Nine Month YTD ResultsFor the nine month period ended September 27, 2013, sales increased to $53.3 million versus $47.3 million during the first nine months of 2012, a 13% increase in U.S. dollars and 18% increase in constant currency. Gross profit increased by 13% as gross margin percentage reached 70.1%. Gross margin percentage was negatively impacted by the value of the yen and increased injector sales by 260 basis points. The nine month gross margin would have been 72.7% if not for these two factors.
Operating expenses increased $2.3 million or 6.9% and were positively impacted by the effect of currency exchange by $1,447,000. Key investment spending included of $2.0 million for the manufacturing consolidation project during the nine month period, approximately $731,000 for the facility improvements in the expanded U.S. facility and $442,000 for the transition to a direct distribution model in Spain. Income taxes increased $109,000 and the new medical device tax was $149,000. Net Income on a GAAP basis was $1.3 million or $0.03 per diluted share as compared to a loss of $0.3 million or $0.01 per diluted share during the first nine months of 2012. The non-GAAP adjusted net income increased to $6.7 million or $0.17 per diluted share basis compared to $4.3 million or $0.12 per diluted share basis during the first nine months of 2012.
For the first nine months of 2013, the Company generated $3.4 million in cash from operating activities, compared with $3.7 million during the first nine months of 2012.
Conference CallSTAAR will host a conference call and video webcast today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific to discuss third quarter results and recent corporate developments. The dial-in number for the conference call is 866-202-0886 for domestic participants and 617-213-8841 for international participants, both using the passcode 83227474. The Company will also be using slides to illustrate its third quarter results and operational progress. The slides and live webcast of the call can be accessed from the investor relations section of the STAAR website at www.staar.com.A taped replay of the conference call will also be available beginning approximately one hour after the call's conclusion and will be available for seven days. This replay can be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 for domestic callers and 617-801-6888 for international callers, both using passcode 25998756. An archived webcast will also be available at www.staar.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresThis press release includes supplemental non-GAAP financial information, which STAAR believes investors will find helpful in understanding its operating performance.
The Company conducts a significant part of its activities outside the U.S. It receives sales revenue and pays expenses principally in U.S. dollars, Swiss francs, Japanese yen and Euros. The exchange rates between dollars and non-U.S. currencies can fluctuate greatly and can have a significant effect on our results when reported in U.S. dollars. When preparing its financial statements in conformance with GAAP, the Company translates foreign currency sales and expenses denominated in Japanese yen to dollars at the weighted average of exchange rates in effect during the period. As a result, the Company's reported performance may be significantly affected by currency fluctuations. In order to compare the Company's performance from period to period without the effect of currency, the Company will apply the same average exchange rate applicable in the prior period, or the "constant currency" rate to sales or expenses in the current period as well. Because changes in currency are outside of the control of the Company and its managers, management finds this non-GAAP measure useful in determining the long term progress of its initiatives and determining whether its managers are achieving their performance goals. The Company believes that the non-GAAP constant-currency sales results measures provided in this press release are similarly useful to investors to give insight on long term trends in the Company's performance without the external effect of changes in relative currency values. The table below shows sales results calculated in accordance with GAAP, the effect of currency, and the resulting non-GAAP measure expressed in constant currency.
"Adjusted Net Income" excludes the following items that are included in "Net Income" as calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"):
manufacturing consolidation expenses, Spain distribution transition expenses, gain or loss on foreign currency transactions, the fair value adjustment of outstanding warrants issued in 2007, and stock-based compensation expenses.
We believe that "Adjusted Net Income" is useful to investors in gauging the outcome of the key drivers of our business performance: our ability to increase sales revenue and our ability to increase profit margin by improving the mix of high value products while reducing the costs over which we have control.
We have excluded manufacturing consolidation and Spain distribution transition expenses because these are non-recurring expenses and their inclusion may mask underlying trends in our business performance. Expenses associated with the Company's plans to consolidate its manufacturing operations to the U.S. are largely expected to be completed by the middle of 2014 and the Spain distribution transition expenses were completed at the end of the first quarter of 2013.
We have excluded gains and losses on foreign currency transactions and the fair value adjustment of warrants because of the significant fluctuations that can result from period to period as a result of market driven factors.
Stock-based compensation expenses consist of expenses for stock options and restricted stock under the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 718. In calculating Adjusted Net Income STAAR excludes these expenses and the fair value adjustment of outstanding warrants because they are non-cash expenses and because of the complexity and considerable judgment involved in calculating their values. In addition, these expenses tend to be driven by fluctuations in the price of our stock and not by the same factors that generally affect our other business expenses.
We have provided below a detailed reconciliation table, which is useful to investors in providing the context to understand our Adjusted Net Income and how it differs from Net Income calculated in accordance with GAAP.
About STAAR SurgicalSTAAR, which has been dedicated solely to ophthalmic surgery for over 25 years, designs, develops, manufactures and markets implantable lenses for the eye and delivery systems therefor. All of these lenses are foldable, which permits the surgeon to insert them through a small incision. STAAR's lens used in refractive surgery as an alternative to LASIK is called an Implantable Collamer® Lens or "ICL." A lens used to replace the natural lens after cataract surgery is called an intraocular lens or "IOL." Over 375,000 Visian ICLs have been implanted to date; to learn more about the ICL go to: www.visianinfo.com. STAAR has approximately 300 full time employees and markets lenses in over 60 countries. Headquartered in Monrovia, CA, it manufactures in the following locations: Nidau, Switzerland; Aliso Viejo, CA; and Monrovia, CA. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.staar.com.
Collamer® is the registered trademark for STAAR's proprietary biocompatible collagen copolymer lens material.
Safe HarborAll statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including statements about any of the following: any projections of earnings, revenue, sales, profit margins, cash, effective tax rate or any other financial items; the plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations or prospects for achieving such plans; statements regarding new products, including but not limited to, expectations for success of new products in the U.S. or international markets or government approval of new products; future economic conditions or size of market opportunities; expected IOL backorder position; expected costs of Monrovia facility expansion; expected costs and savings from business consolidation plans and the timetable for those plans; statements of belief, including as to achieving 2013 growth plans or metrics; expected regulatory activities and approvals, product launches, and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Important additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2012, under the caption "Risk Factors," which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available in the "Investor Information" section of the company's website under the heading "SEC Filings."
These statements are based on expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include the following: our limited capital resources and limited access to financing; the negative effect of unstable global economic conditions on sales of products, especially products such as the ICL used in non-reimbursed elective procedures; the challenge of managing our foreign subsidiaries; backlog as we prepare for our manufacturing facility consolidation; the risk of unfavorable changes in currency exchange rate; the discretion of regulatory agencies to approve or reject new products, or to require additional actions before approval; unexpected costs or delays that could reduce or eliminate the expected benefits of our consolidation plans; the risk that research and development efforts will not be successful or may be delayed in delivering for launch; the purchasing patterns of our distributors carrying inventory in the market; the willingness of surgeons and patients to adopt a new product and procedure; patterns of Visian ICL use that have typically limited our penetration of the refractive procedure market, and a general decline in the demand for refractive surgery particularly in the U.S. and the Asia Pacific region, which STAAR believes has resulted from both concerns about the safety and effectiveness of laser procedures and current economic conditions. The Visian Toric ICL and the Visian ICL with CentraFLOW are not yet approved for sale in the United States.CONTACT:InvestorsMediaEVC Group
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646-688-0425 STAAR Surgical CompanyCondensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(in 000's)UnauditedSeptember 27,December 28,ASSETS20132012Current assets:Cash and cash equivalents$
21,675Accounts receivable trade, net9,4678,543Inventories, net11,88011,673Prepaids, deposits, and other current assets2,7032,183Deferred income taxes483—Total current assets47,88444,074Property, plant, and equipment, net6,5125,439Intangible assets, net1,5672,142Goodwill1,7861,786Deferred income taxes732187Other assets1,0561,131Total assets$
54,759LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent liabilities:Line of credit$
5,850Accounts payable4,5365,129Deferred income taxes439439Obligations under capital leases 393829Other current liabilities6,0525,702Total current liabilities16,47017,949Obligations under capital leases 211488Deferred income taxes1,690885Asset retirement obligations374707Pension liability2,9712,988Total liabilities21,71623,017Stockholders' equity:Common stock370364Additional paid-in capital168,056162,251Accumulated other comprehensive income5741,580Accumulated deficit(131,179)(132,453)Total stockholders' equity37,82131,742Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$
54,759 STAAR Surgical CompanyCondensed Consolidated Statements of Operations(In 000's except for per share data)UnauditedThree Months EndedNine Months Ended% ofSeptember 27,% ofSeptember 28,Fav (Unfav)% ofSeptember 27,% ofSeptember 28,Fav (Unfav)Sales2013Sales2012Amount%Sales2013Sales2012Amount%Net sales100.0%
47,316$ 5,95512.6%Cost of sales29.5%
33,1224,21012.7%Selling, general and administrative expenses: General and administrative24.2%
10,942(1,079)-9.9% Marketing and selling32.3%
15,536(935)-6.0% Research and development9.8%
4,640(96)-2.1% Medical device tax0.3%
-(149)-100.0%Selling, general, and administrative expenses66.6%
31,118(2,259)-7.3% Other general and administrative expenses2.9%
1,980(24)-1.2%Total selling, general and administrative expenses69.5%
33,098(2,283)-6.9%Operating income (loss) 1.0%
241,9278029.2%Other income (expense): Interest income0.1%
14964.3% Interest expense-0.2%
(227)9341.0% Gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions1.3%
9(47)— Other income, net0.8%
610(250)-41.0%Total other income, net1.9%
406(195)-48.0%Income before provision (benefit) for income taxes2.9%
4301,732402.8%Provision (benefit) for income taxes-0.1%
779(109)-14.0%Net income (loss) 3.0%
(349)$ 1,623—Net income (loss) per share - basic$
(0.01)Net income (loss) per share - diluted$
(0.01)Weighted average shares outstanding - basic36,75036,29236,55236,206Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted39,28436,29238,48236,206 STAAR Surgical CompanyCondensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(in 000's)UnauditedNine Months EndedSeptember 27,September 28,20132012Cash flows from operating activities:Net income (loss) $
(349)Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:Depreciation of property and equipment1,325989Amortization of intangibles334525Deferred income taxes(220)114Fair value adjustment of warrant(27)(217)Loss on disposal of property and equipment17247Stock-based compensation expense2,9242,317Change in net pension liability124187Accretion of asset retirement obligation9-Other15740Changes in working capital:Accounts receivable (1,423)910Inventories(707)(734)Prepaids, deposits and other current assets(614)85Accounts payable(389)(444)Other current liabilities489236Net cash provided by operating activities3,4283,706Cash flows from investing activities:Acquisition of property and equipment(2,984)(1,161)Release of restricted cash-129Net cash used in investing activities(2,984)(1,032)Cash flows from financing activities:Repayment of capital lease obligations(675)(619)Proceeds from exercise of stock options2,7231,102Net cash provided by financing activities2,048483Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents(816)14Increase in cash and cash equivalents1,6763,171Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of the period21,67516,582Cash and cash equivalents, at end of the period$
9,753 STAAR Surgical CompanyGlobal Sales(in 000's)UnauditedThree Months EndedNine Months EndedSeptember 27,September 28,% ChangeSeptember 27,September 28,% ChangeGeographic Sales20132012Fav (Unfav)20132012Fav (Unfav)United States
11,78123.6% Total International Sales
47,31612.6%Product Sales Core productsICLs
19,185-8.6% Total core products
45,50610.2% Non-core productsOther
47,31612.6% STAAR Surgical CompanyReconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure(in 000's)UnauditedThree Months EndedNine Months EndedSeptember 27,September 28,September 27,September 28,2013201220132012Net income (loss) - (as reported)$
(349)Less: Manufacturing consolidation expenses490
,980 Spain distribution transition cost-
569 Foreign currency impact(226)
(9) Fair value adjustment of warrants-
(217) Stock-based compensation expense905
2,317Net income - (adjusted)$
4,291Net income (loss) per share, basic - (as reported)$
(0.01) Manufacturing consolidation expenses$
.05 Spain distribution transition cost$
.02 Foreign currency impact$
(0.00) Fair value adjustment of warrants$
(0.01) Stock-based compensation expense$
.06Net income per share, basic - (adjusted)$
.12Net income (loss) per share, diluted - (as reported)$
(0.01) Manufacturing consolidation expenses$
.05 Spain distribution transition cost$
.02 Foreign currency impact$
(0.00) Fair value adjustment of warrants$
(0.01) Stock-based compensation expense$
.06Net income per share, diluted - (adjusted)$
.12Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic36,750
36,206Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted39,284
36,206Note: Net income per share (adjusted), basic and diluted, may not add up due to rounding STAAR Surgical CompanyReconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial MeasureConstant Currency Sales(in 000's)Unaudited Three Months Ended GAAP Sales September 27, Effect of Constant September 28, As Reported Constant Currency 2013 Currency Currency 2012 $ Change % Change $ Change % Change ICL $
18% IOL 5,322
1% Other 1,059
73% Total Sales $
14% Nine Months Ended GAAP Sales September 27, Effect of Constant September 28, As Reported Constant Currency 2013 Currency Currency 2012 $ Change % Change $ Change % Change ICL $
24% IOL 17,533
3% Other 3,122
93% Total Sales $
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