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NuVasive Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Third Quarter 2020 Highlights

  • Net sales increased 1.5% to $295.3 million, or 1.2% on a constant currency basis;
  • GAAP operating margin of 9.2%; Non-GAAP operating margin of 15.8%; and
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.11; Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.55.

“In the third quarter, NuVasive experienced faster-than-anticipated recovery from the impact of COVID-19 with net sales increasing year over year driven by high-single digit growth in our International business and further stability of the US spine market,” said J. Christopher Barry, chief executive officer of NuVasive. “The Company remains focused in the fourth quarter on executing against its innovation roadmap, including the launch of our re-designed cervical portfolio, the furthering of our Advanced Materials Science implant portfolio with multiple new implants and executing on key Pulse milestones.” 

A full reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the tables of this news release. NuVasive announced in April 2020 that it had withdrawn its annual financial guidance due to the uncertainty related to COVID-19, and is not reinstituting its annual financial guidance for the remainder of the year.

Third Quarter 2020 Results
NuVasive reported third quarter 2020 total net sales of $295.3 million, a 1.5% increase compared to $290.8 million for the third quarter 2019. On a constant currency basis, third quarter 2020 total net sales increased 1.2% compared to the same period last year.

For the third quarter 2020, both GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit was $210.6 million and GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 71.3%. These results compared to GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit of $213.8 million and GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin of 73.5%, for the third quarter 2019.

The Company reported GAAP net income of $5.9 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.11, for the third quarter 2020, compared to GAAP net income of $11.0 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.21, for the third quarter 2019. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $28.3 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.55, for the third quarter 2020, compared to non-GAAP net income of $30.9 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.59, for the third quarter 2019.

The Company ended the quarter with $982.1 million in cash and cash equivalents, and short term investments.  

Supplementary Financial Information
For additional financial detail, please visit the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.nuvasive.com to access Supplementary Financial Information.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Information
Management uses certain non-GAAP financial measures such as non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP operating expenses and non-GAAP operating margin, which exclude amortization of intangible assets, business transition costs, purchased in-process research and development, one-time restructuring and related items in connection with acquisitions, investments and divestitures, non-recurring consulting fees, certain litigation expenses and settlements, certain European medical device regulation costs, gains and losses from strategic investments, gains and losses from changes in fair value of derivatives and non-cash interest expense (excluding debt issuance cost). Management also uses certain non-GAAP measures which are intended to exclude the impact of foreign exchange currency fluctuations. The measure constant currency utilizes an exchange rate that eliminates fluctuations when calculating financial performance numbers. The Company also uses measures such as free cash flow, which represents cash flow from operations less cash used in the acquisition and disposition of capital. Additionally, the Company uses an adjusted EBITDA measure which represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and excludes the impact of stock-based compensation, business transition costs, purchased in-process research and development, one-time restructuring and related items in connection with acquisitions, investments and divestitures, non-recurring consulting fees, certain litigation expenses and settlements, certain European medical device regulation costs, gains and losses on strategic investments, gains and losses from changes in fair value of derivatives and other significant one-time items.

Management calculates the non-GAAP financial measures provided in this earnings release excluding these costs and uses these non-GAAP financial measures to enable it to further and more consistently analyze the period-to-period financial performance of its core business operations. Management believes that providing investors with these non-GAAP measures gives them additional information to enable them to assess, in the same way management assesses, the Company’s current and future continuing operations. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Set forth below are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measure.

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Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Surgio Health as well as COO at Ortho Spine Partners. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that solve real problems that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help drive better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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