RTI Surgical® Announces 2017 Second Quarter Results

Second Consecutive Quarter of Revenue Growth; Each Business Reports Top-Line Improvement

Initiatives Focused on Reducing Complexity, Driving Operational Excellence and Accelerating Growth Continue to Move RTI toward Sustainable Long-Term Profitability

ALACHUA, Fla.--()--RTI Surgical Inc. (RTI) (Nasdaq: RTIX), a global surgical implant company, reported operating results for the second quarter of 2017. RTI has delivered two consecutive quarters of revenue growth as its initiatives to transform the business continue to yield improving operating performance.

In the second quarter 2017, as described in greater detail below, each of RTI’s businesses generated top-line growth, including its commercial business, which continues to show signs of stabilization. RTI also delivered double-digit revenue growth across its direct business, including its spine, surgical specialties and cardiothoracic segments, as well as continued revenue growth in its sports medicine and orthopedics segment and its International business.

“We are making tangible progress toward our plan to transform RTI and return it to a path of solid, predictable and sustainable growth,” said Camille Farhat, chief executive officer, RTI. “While we are still in the early phase of this effort and there is more work to do, we are beginning to accomplish what we set out to achieve. Our Commercial business continues to stabilize, our direct business delivered another quarter of strong performance and our Spine business continues to grow at above-market rates. We are encouraged by our strong second quarter results and remain laser-focused on implementing our strategic initiatives and generating value for our employees, customers and shareholders.”

As previously announced, RTI’s management has been implementing a series of initiatives to reduce complexity, drive operational excellence, and accelerate growth to position the company for long-term and sustainable profitability. As part of these initiatives, RTI has appointed Paul Montague as Head of Human Resources and Enrico Sangiorgio to lead the company’s international operations. Mr. Montague brings more than 15 years of global experience in senior human resources roles to RTI and Mr. Sangiorgio’s nearly two decades of leadership positions with European healthcare organizations will be instrumental in growing RTI’s International platform. The company is also actively recruiting for its top two R&D positions.

As part of its focus to reduce complexity, RTI recently completed the previously announced sale of substantially all the assets of its cardiothoracic closure business to an affiliate of A&E Medical Corporation for total consideration of up to $60 million in cash. Concurrent with the sale of the business, RTI entered into a multi-year Contract Manufacturing agreement whereby RTI will continue to support the cardiothoracic business under A&E Medical’s ownership through the manufacturing of existing products and the engineering, development and manufacturing of potential new products in the future.

RTI used the majority of the proceeds from the sale, net of transaction fees and anticipated taxes, to reduce its term loan, as it extended the maturity of its existing credit facilities. The transaction was made possible by RTI’s success growing its cardiothoracic closure business by a compounded annual growth rate of more than 25% over the last five years, through a focused R&D and disciplined direct channel strategy, and demonstrates RTI’s proven ability to create value in OEM product lines. The sale of the cardiothoracic closure business represents an important action toward RTI’s stated goals to reduce complexity in its business and devote resources to those businesses, products and markets with the greatest growth potential.

“Longer-term, our focus will continue to be to: 1) simplify our business to manage costs, specifically in tissue acquisition and processing, 2) deepen our investments in our people with a focus on R&D to accelerate growth and innovation, and 3) ensure a culture of disciplined execution to achieve sustainable profitability,” said Mr. Farhat. “The sale of our cardiothoracic closure business during the quarter was an important first step toward our effort of enhancing RTI’s platform for operational excellence. We are committed to further streamlining our business and evaluating strategic growth opportunities so that we can devote resources to the areas that align best with our long-term growth aspiration. With our talented team, dedication to our customers and innovative products, I am optimistic that RTI is on the right path to success.”

Second Quarter 2017

RTI worldwide revenues were $72.1 million for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 7 percent. Direct revenues were $43.6 million for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 10 percent compared to the second quarter of 2016, with double-digit growth reported in RTI’s spine, surgical specialties and cardiothoracic direct business segments. Commercial/other revenues were $28.6 million for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2016.

Net loss applicable to common shares of $2.6 million in the second quarter of 2017, or $0.04 per fully diluted common share, primarily due to a previously disclosed pre-tax charge for severance-related expenses totaling $3.4 million. As outlined in the reconciliation tables that follow, excluding these charges, adjusted net income applicable to common shares was $965,000 and adjusted net income per fully diluted common share was $0.02.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) were $8.3 million, or 11 percent of second quarter revenue.

Fiscal 2017 Outlook

The company has developed its guidance based on its ongoing restructuring and operational improvement program, its current business profile and existing market conditions.

Within this context, based on second quarter results and the transition of the cardiothoracic closure business from a direct business to a commercial business as a result of the sale, RTI expects full year revenues for 2017 to be between $274 million and $280 million compared to prior guidance of between $274 million and $285 million, with direct revenues anticipated to grow low-to-mid single digits on a percentage basis compared to 2016, while commercial/other revenues are expected to be relatively flat on a percentage basis.

As detailed in the reconciliation provided later in this release, excluding the severance-related expenses in the first half of 2017, the expected third quarter 2017 gain on the sale of the cardiothoracic closure business, and including the transition of the cardiothoracic closure business from a direct business to a commercial business as a result of the sale, RTI expects adjusted full year net income per fully diluted common share to be between $0.04 and $0.08 compared to prior guidance of between $0.05 and $0.10, based on 60 million fully diluted shares outstanding.

RTI will continue to evaluate its operating platform throughout the year and will update its top and bottom line guidance as its actions might warrant.

Conference Call

RTI will host a conference call and simultaneous audio webcast to discuss its second quarter 2017 results at 8:30 a.m. ET today. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 383-7419. The webcast can be accessed through the investor section of RTI’s website at www.rtix.com. A replay of the conference call will be available on the RTI website following the call.

About RTI Surgical Inc.

RTI Surgical is a leading global surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal and synthetic implants. Committed to delivering a higher standard, RTI’s implants are used in sports medicine, general surgery, spine, orthopedic, trauma and cardiothoracic procedures and are distributed in nearly 50 countries. RTI is headquartered in Alachua, Fla., and has four manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Europe. RTI is accredited in the U.S. by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is a member of AdvaMed. For more information, please visit www.rtix.com.

Forward Looking Statement

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, our management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by our management. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. In addition, except for historical information, any statements made in this communication about anticipated financial results, growth rates, new product introductions, future operational improvements and results or regulatory actions or approvals or changes to agreements with distributors also are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the risks described in public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results reflected in these forward-looking statements. Copies of the company's SEC filings may be obtained by contacting the company or the SEC or by visiting RTI's website at www.rtix.com or the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

 
RTI SURGICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
 

For the Three Months Ended

 

For the Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

  2017       2016     2017       2016  
Revenues $ 72,120 $ 67,620 $ 142,059 $ 134,971
Costs of processing and distribution   35,157     33,671     69,317     64,997  
Gross profit   36,963     33,949     72,742     69,974  
 
Expenses:
Marketing, general and administrative 29,496 28,402 59,167 55,954
Research and development 3,740 4,084 7,428 8,245
Severance charges 3,400 711 7,803 711
Restructuring charges - 1,107 - 1,107
Contested proxy expenses   -     2,372     -     2,680  
Total operating expenses   36,636     36,676     74,398     68,697  
Operating income (loss)   327     (2,727 )   (1,656 )   1,277  
Total other expense - net   (990 )   (424 )   (1,789 )   (738 )
(Loss) income before income tax (provision) benefit (663 ) (3,151 ) (3,445 ) 539
Income tax (provision) benefit   (1,026 )   859     (116 )   (430 )
Net (loss) income   (1,689 )   (2,292 )   (3,561 )   109  
Convertible preferred dividend   (924 )   (870 )   (1,834 )   (1,728 )
Net loss applicable to common shares $ (2,613 ) $ (3,162 ) $ (5,395 ) $ (1,619 )
 
Net loss per common share - basic $ (0.04 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.09 ) $ (0.03 )
Net loss per common share - diluted $ (0.04 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.09 ) $ (0.03 )
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic   58,935,786     58,215,477     58,715,791     58,065,185  
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted   58,935,786     58,215,477     58,715,791     58,065,185  
 
 
RTI SURGICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Net (Loss) Income Applicable to Commons Shares to Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited, in thousands)
                 
 
For the Three Months For the Six Months
Ended June 30, Ended June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Net (loss) income $ (2,613 ) $ (3,162 ) $ (5,395 ) $ (1,619 )
Interest expense, net 915 386 1,734 746
Provision for income taxes 1,026 (859 ) 116 430
Depreciation 2,652 3,454 5,324 6,836
Amortization of intangible assets   909     930     1,805     1,858  
EBITDA 2,889 749 3,584 8,251

Reconciling items for Adjusted EBITDA

Preferred dividend 924 870 1,834 1,728
Non-cash stock based compensation 974 600 1,808 1,100
Foreign exchange gain 75 38 55 (8 )

Other reconciling items(1)

Severance charges excluding stock based compensation 3,400 711 7,470 711
Restructuring charges - 1,107 - 1,107
Contested proxy expenses   -     2,372     -     2,680  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 8,262   $ 6,447   $ 14,751   $ 15,569  
Adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenues

11

%

10

%

10

%

12

%

 
 
(1)See explanations in Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures section later in this release.
 
 
RTI SURGICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Net Loss Applicable to Common Shares and Net Loss Per Diluted Share to
Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Applicable to Common Shares and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Per Diluted Share
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
       
For the Three Months Ended
June 30, 2017 June 30, 2016

Net

Income

Applicable to

Common Shares

Amount

per Diluted

Share

Net

Income

Applicable to

Common Shares

Amount

per Diluted

Share

As reported $ (2,613 ) $ (0.04 ) $ (3,162 ) $ (0.05 )
Severance charges 3,400 0.06 711 0.01
Restructuring charges - - 1,107 0.02
Contested proxy expenses - - 2,372 0.04
Tax effect on adjustments   178     0.00     (1,237 )   (0.02 )
Adjusted * $ 965   $ 0.02   $ (209 ) $ (0.00 )
 
For the Six Months Ended
June 30, 2017 June 30, 2016

Net

Income

Applicable to

Common Shares

Amount

per Diluted

Share

Net

Income

Applicable to

Common Shares

Amount

per Diluted

Share

As reported $ (5,395 ) $ (0.09 ) $ (1,619 ) $ (0.03 )
Severance charges 7,803 0.13 711 0.01
Restructuring charges - - 1,107 0.02
Contested proxy expenses - - 2,680 0.05
Tax effect on adjustments   (1,304 )   (0.02 )   (1,355 )   (0.02 )
Adjusted * $ 1,104   $ 0.02   $ 1,524   $ 0.03  
 
 
* See explanations in Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures section later in this release.
Amount Per Diluted Share may not foot due to rounding.
 

Fiscal 2017 Outlook

Full year net income per fully diluted common share is expected to be in the range of $0.00 to $0.04, based on 60 million fully diluted shares outstanding. Excluding severance charges taken in 2017, full year net income per fully diluted common share is expected to be in the range of $0.04 to $0.08.

 
RTI SURGICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of GAAP Guidance Net Income Per Common Share - Diluted to
Adjusted Non-GAAP Guidance Net Income Per Common Share - Diluted
(Unaudited)
 
 
Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2017
$ Amount
Per Common
Share - Diluted
GAAP Guidance Net Income Per Common Share - Diluted $ 0.00 - 0.04
Severance charges, net of tax effect 0.04
Adjusted Non-GAAP Guidance Net Income Per Common Share - Diluted $ 0.04 - 0.08
 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, the Company discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain amounts, including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income Applicable to Common Shares and Adjusted Net Income per Common Share - Diluted. The calculation of the tax effect on the adjustments between GAAP net (loss) income applicable to common shares and non-GAAP net income applicable to common shares is based upon our estimated annual GAAP tax rate, adjusted to account for items excluded from GAAP net (loss) income applicable to common shares in calculating Adjusted Net Income Applicable to Common Shares-Diluted. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP measures is included in the tables listed above.

The following is an explanation of the adjustments that management excluded as part of adjusted measures for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 as well as the reason for excluding the individual items:

(1) Severance charges – This adjustment represents charges relating to the termination of former employees. Management removes the amount of these costs from our operating results to supplement a comparison to our past operating performance.

(2) Restructuring charges – This adjustment represents the closure of our French distribution and tissue procurement office. Management removes the amount of these costs from our operating results to supplement a comparison to our past operating performance.

(3) Contested proxy expenses – This adjustment represent charges relating to contested proxy expenses. Management removes the amount of these costs from our operating results to supplement a comparison to our past operating performance.

Material Limitations Associated with the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income Applicable to Common Shares and Adjusted Net Income per Common Share - Diluted should not be considered in isolation, or as a replacement for GAAP measures.

Usefulness of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Investors

The Company believes that presenting Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income Applicable to Common Shares and Adjusted Net Income per Common Share - Diluted in addition to the related GAAP measures provide investors greater transparency to the information used by management in its financial decision-making. The Company further believes that providing this information better enables the Company’s investors to understand the Company’s overall core performance and to evaluate the methodology used by management to assess and measure such performance.

         
RTI SURGICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Revenues
(Unaudited, in thousands)
 
 
For the Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
 
Revenues:
Spine $ 19,419 $ 17,645 $ 39,757 $ 34,739
Sports medicine and orthopedics 12,997 12,562 25,893 25,082
Surgical specialties 1,456 802 3,236 1,817
Cardiothoracic 3,673 2,905 6,824 5,439
International   6,005   5,663   11,662   11,180
Subtotal direct 43,550 39,577 87,372 78,257
Global commercial 25,837 24,769 49,418 50,099
Other revenues   2,733   3,274   5,269   6,615
Total revenues $ 72,120 $ 67,620 $ 142,059 $ 134,971
 
   
RTI SURGICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited, in thousands)
 
June 30, December 31,
2017 2016
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 13,675 $ 13,849
Accounts receivable - net 39,099 41,488
Inventories - net 116,773 119,743
Prepaid and other current assets 6,177 5,213
Assets held for sale   1,750     -  
Total current assets 177,474 180,293
 
Property, plant and equipment - net 84,379 83,298
Goodwill 54,887 54,887
Other assets - net   49,854     49,553  
Total assets $ 366,594   $ 368,031  
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Accounts payable $ 27,745 $ 26,112
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 25,668 26,772
Current portion of long-term obligations   5,779     6,080  
Total current liabilities 59,192 58,964
 
Deferred revenue 6,176 6,612
Long-term liabilities   75,201     77,523  
Total liabilities 140,569 143,099
 
Preferred stock, including accrued dividends 61,941 60,016
 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 417,886 416,570
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (6,903 ) (8,316 )
Accumulated deficit   (246,899 )   (243,338 )
Total stockholders' equity   164,084     164,916  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 366,594   $ 368,031  
 
       
RTI SURGICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited, in thousands)
 
For the Three Months For the Six Months
Ended June 30, Ended June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net (loss) income $ (1,689 ) $ (2,292 ) $ (3,561 ) $ 109
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense 3,561 4,384 7,129 8,694
Stock-based compensation 974 600 1,808 1,100
Amortization of deferred revenue (1,186 ) (1,217 ) (2,460 ) (2,434 )

Other items to reconcile to net cash provided by operating activities

  (624 )   5,311     7,697     5,740  
Net cash provided by operating activities   1,036     6,786     10,613     13,209  
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (3,877 ) (4,766 ) (7,160 ) (9,403 )
Patent and acquired intangible asset costs   (1,526 )   (195 )   (1,845 )   (1,391 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (5,403 )   (4,961 )   (9,005 )   (10,794 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from long-term obligations 2,000 4,000 4,000 7,000
Net payments from short-term obligations - (600 ) - (849 )
Payments on long-term obligations (3,125 ) (4,166 ) (7,375 ) (8,299 )
Other financing activities   1,467     14     1,433     (94 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   342     (752 )   (1,942 )   (2,242 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   102     (47 )   160     (33 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (3,923 ) 1,026 (174 ) 140
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   17,598     11,728     13,849     12,614  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 13,675   $ 12,754   $ 13,675   $ 12,754  
 

Contacts

RTI Surgical Inc.
Robert Jordheim
Chief Financial Officer
rjordheim@rtix.com
or
Roxane Wergin, 386-418-8888
Director, Corporate Communications
rwergin@rtix.com

Release Summary

RTI Surgical® Announces 2017 Second Quarter Results

Contacts

RTI Surgical Inc.
Robert Jordheim
Chief Financial Officer
rjordheim@rtix.com
or
Roxane Wergin, 386-418-8888
Director, Corporate Communications
rwergin@rtix.com