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Abiomed Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Revenue Of $44.3 Million, Up 19% Over Prior Year, Driven By Record Impella Utilization

The Company is maintaining its fiscal year 2014 revenue guidance in the range of $180 million to $185 million, with worldwide Impella revenue forecasted to increase by approximately 20%, and GAAP operating margin of approximately breakeven to 5%.

The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. ET. Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Robert L. Bowen, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Susan V. Lisa, Senior Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Development, will host the conference call.

To listen to the call live, please tune into the webcast via or dial (877) 638-9567; the international number is (253) 237-1032. A replay of this conference call will be available beginning at 11 a.m. ET November 6, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. ET on November 13, 2013. The replay phone number is (855) 859-2056; the international number is (404) 537-3406. The replay access code is 86905153.


Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Abiomed, Inc., is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support. Our products are designed to enable the heart to rest by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping of the heart. For additional information please visit:


This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding development of Abiomed's existing and new products, the Company's progress toward commercial growth, and future opportunities and expected regulatory approvals. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements based upon a number of factors, including uncertainties associated with development, testing and related regulatory approvals, including the potential for future losses, complex manufacturing, high quality requirements, dependence on limited sources of supply, competition, technological change, government regulation, litigation matters, future capital needs and uncertainty of additional financing, and other risks and challenges detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
  September 30, 2013 March 31, 2013
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $10,120  $9,451
Short-term marketable securities 60,950  67,256
Accounts receivable, net  21,119  22,946
Inventories  15,636  14,930
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,789  2,022
Total current assets 110,614  116,605
Long-term marketable securities 25,811  11,406
Property and equipment, net 6,444  6,549
Goodwill 37,349  35,410
Other assets 801  29
Total assets $181,019  $169,999
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $6,182  $7,696
Accrued expenses 13,722  15,162
Deferred revenue 4,142  4,198
Total current liabilities 24,046  27,056
Long-term deferred tax liability 6,007  5,554
Other long-term liabilities 262  309
Total liabilities 30,315  32,919
Commitments and contingencies (Note 9)    
Stockholders' equity:    
Class B Preferred Stock, $.01 par value  --   -- 
Authorized - 1,000,000 shares; Issued and outstanding - none    
Common stock, $.01 par value 406  397
Authorized - 100,000,000 shares; Issued - 40,659,164 shares at September 30, 2013    
and 39,788,383 shares at March 31, 2013;    
Outstanding - 39,452,797 shares at September 30, 2013     
and 38,601,384 shares at March 31, 2013    
Additional paid in capital 427,183  414,810
Accumulated deficit (258,925)  (258,261)
Treasury stock at cost - 1,206,367 shares at September 30, 2013     
and 1,186,999 shares at March 31, 2013 (16,554)  (16,129)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,406)  (3,737)
Total stockholders' equity 150,704  137,080
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $181,019  $169,999
Abiomed, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share data)
    Three Months Ended September 30,  Six Months Ended September 30, 
  2013 2012 2013 2012
Product revenue  $44,288  $37,319  $86,897  $75,966
Funded research and development  57  98  118  234
   44,345  37,417  87,015  76,200
Costs and expenses:        
Cost of product revenue   9,027  7,194  17,750  14,640
Research and development   7,721  5,854  15,008  12,566
Selling, general and administrative   26,199  18,437  54,166  39,390
Amortization of intangible assets  --   --   --   111
   42,947  31,485  86,924  66,707
Income from operations  1,398  5,932  91  9,493
Other income (expense):        
Investment income (expense), net  25  1  41  (1)
Other income (expense), net  6  (9)  (15)  (13)
   31  (8)  26  (14)
Income before income tax provision  1,429  5,924  117  9,479
Income tax provision  370  455  781  891
Net income (loss)  $1,059  $5,469  $(664)  $8,588
Basic net income (loss) per share $0.03  $0.14  $(0.02)  $0.22
Basic weighted average shares outstanding  39,260  39,431  38,971  39,288
Diluted net income (loss) per share $0.03  $0.13  $(0.02)  $0.21
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding  41,337  41,722  38,971  41,645
CONTACT: For further information please contact:
         Susie Lisa, CFA
         Senior Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Development
         Aimee Genzler
         Corporate Communications Manager

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