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Bioventus Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results; Introduces Full Year 2021 Financial Guidance

DURHAM, N.C., March 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bioventus Inc. (Nasdaq: BVS) (“Bioventus” or the “Company”), a global leader in innovations for active healing, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020. This press release presents historical results, for the periods presented, of Bioventus, LLC, the predecessor of Bioventus Inc. for financial reporting purposes.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results Summary:

  • Net sales of $98.6 million, up $1.0 million, or 1%, year-over-year.
    • Net sales, by geography, is based upon:
      • U.S. net sales of $89.7 million, up $2.8 million, or 3%, year-over-year.
      • International net sales of $8.9 million, down $1.8 million, or 17%, year-over-year. International net sales declined 19% year-over-year on a constant currency basis.*
    • Net sales, by vertical, is based upon:
      • Net sales of osteoarthritic (OA) joint pain treatment and joint preservation products of $52.2 million, down $2.2 million, or 4%, year-over-year.
      • Net sales of minimally invasive fracture treatment products of $27.2 million, up $0.4 million, or 2%, year-over-year.
      • Net sales of bone graft substitutes products of $19.2 million, up $2.8 million, or 17%, year-over-year.
  • Net income from continuing operations of $2.3 million, down $3.1 million, or 58%, year-over-year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* was $28.2 million, down $2.6 million, or 8% year-over-year.
  • Net income attributable to common unit holders of $0.5 million, down $2.0 million, or 80%, year-over-year.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to common unit holders* of $11.4 million, up $1.6 million, or 16%, year-over-year.

Full Year 2020 Financial Results Summary:

  • Net sales of $321.2 million, down $19.0 million, or 6%, year-over-year.
    • Net sales, by vertical, is based upon:
      • Net sales of OA joint pain treatment and joint preservation products of $171.2 million, down $10.9 million, or 6.0%, year-over-year.
      • Net sales of minimally invasive fracture treatment products of $88.6 million, down $14.9 million, or 14%, year-over-year.
      • Net sales of bone graft substitutes products of $61.4 million, up $6.8 million, or 12%, year-over-year.
  • Net income from continuing operations of $14.7 million, up $6.6 million, or 81%, year-over-year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $72.4 million, down $6.7 million, or 9% year-over-year.
  • Net income (loss) attributable to common unit holders of $4.4 million, up $5.0 million, year-over-year.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to common unit holders of $37.1 million, up $8.4 million, year-over-year.

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* See below under “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a definition and reconciliation of this measure.

Fourth Quarter 2020 and Recent Highlights:

  • On November 10, 2020, the Company announced that beginning January 1, 2021, Bioventus will gain preferred access through the CVS Caremark Formulary, to DUROLANE®, GELSYN-3® and SUPARTZ FX®, for the treatment of knee OA pain.
  • On November 16, 2020, the Company announced the appointment of Chris Yamamoto as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. Yamamoto is responsible for developing a business development growth strategy for the Company that is accretive to the company’s current organic growth and executing deals that will drive long-term value and further the Company’s mission of helping patients regain active lifestyles.
  • On November 18, 2020, the Company announced that it received authorization to proceed under its investigational new drug application from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”), allowing it to proceed to clinical trials of PTP-001. PTP-001 (commercial trade name MOTYS™) is a placental tissue particulate comprised of amnion, chorion and umbilical cord from full-term, healthy births and is provided sterile in micronized form. Bioventus plans to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PTP-001 to treat osteoarthritis of the knee through an open-label, dose-escalation study. Further, on March 11, 2021, the Company announced that the first patients had been enrolled and dosed in its Phase 1 open-label, dose-escalation study of MOTYS (PTP-001) with Dr. Shailesh Patel, M.D. at Coastal Carolina Research Center, South Carolina.
  • On January 19, 2021, the Company announced the appointment of Miguel O. Beltrán-Delgado as Senior Vice President of Operations. Beltrán-Delgado is responsible for continual improvement of operations including driving productivity while continuing to meet evolving quality standards, reducing cycle times and optimizing the Company’s manufacturing and supply chain footprint.
  • On March 4, 2021, the Company announced the appointment of Larry Chen as Managing Director of China and Asia Pacific. Based in Shenzhen, China, he is responsible for significantly increasing penetration of Bioventus products across key Asia Pacific markets, with a focus on China.

“Bioventus finished 2020 with improved momentum in our overall business with second half net sales increasing 3% year-over-year, and fourth quarter net sales increasing 15% on a quarter-over-quarter basis, as we continued to rebound from the global pandemic,” stated Ken Reali, Chief Executive Officer of Bioventus. “We are proud of the strong operating and financial performance we delivered in 2020, despite the unprecedented challenges presented by the external environment. We believe this performance is a direct result of our results oriented culture at Bioventus and the focus by our team on our mission to make a difference by helping patients resume and enjoy active lives.”

Mr. Reali continued: “The substantial improvements in our execution and operating achievements that we delivered in 2020 have continued in 2021. We have significantly enhanced our balance sheet and financial condition with the net proceeds raised in our IPO in February and believe we are well positioned to execute our growth strategy going forward. We introduced financial guidance for 2021 that reflects revenue growth in the range of 12% to 16% year-over-year, fueled primarily by anticipated strong global growth in sales of our leading portfolio of PMA-approved therapies for OA joint pain and our portfolio of clinically efficacious and cost effective bone graft substitutes and continuing to build on our minimally invasive fracture treatment franchise. Importantly, we look forward to potential acceleration in our multi-year growth profile fueled by continued progress in our clinical, product development and new product pipeline and our pursuit of in-organic business development opportunities that are accretive to our long-term growth profile and leverage our significant customer presence across orthopedics, broaden our portfolio and increase our global footprint.”

Presentation & Initial Public Offering:

  • This press release presents historical results, for the periods presented, of Bioventus, LLC, the predecessor of Bioventus Inc. for financial reporting purposes.
  • The financial results of Bioventus Inc. have not been included in this press release as it had no material assets or liabilities and no material business transactions or activities during the periods presented.
  • On February 16, 2021, the Company successfully closed its initial public offering (“IPO”) of common stock at a price to the public of $13.00 per share. The Company issued 9,200,000 shares of Class A common stock, which included 1,200,000 shares sold to the underwriters pursuant to their over-allotment option, and received net proceeds of approximately $111.2 million, after underwriter discounts and commissions.
  • Accordingly, these historical results do not purport to reflect what the results of operations of Bioventus Inc. would have been had the IPO and related transactions occurred prior to such periods. For example, these historical results reference LLC common units and not common stock, and do not reflect the attribution of net income to non-controlling interest or the provision for corporate income taxes on the income attributable to Bioventus Inc. that the Company expects to recognize in future periods.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results:

The following table represents net sales by geographic region, and by vertical, for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively:

 Three Months Ended December 31, Change
($ thousands, except for percentage) 2020  2019 $ %
By Geographic Region:       
U.S.$89,675 $86,844 $2,831  3.3%
International 8,916  10,710  (1,794) (16.8%)
Net Sales$98,591 $97,554 $1,037  1.1%
        
By Vertical:       
OA joint pain treatment and joint preservation$52,246 $54,459 $(2,213) (4.1%)
Minimally invasive fracture treatment 27,191  26,755  436  1.6%
Bone graft substitutes 19,154  16,340  2,814  17.2%
Net Sales$98,591 $97,554 $1,037  1.1%

Net sales of $98.6 million, compared to $97.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of $1.0 million, or 1%, year-over-year. The increase in net sales, by geography, was driven by an increase of $2.8 million, or 3%, year-over-year, in U.S. net sales, partially offset by a decrease of $1.8 million, or 17%, year-over-year, in international net sales. International net sales for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020 declined 19% year-over-year on a constant currency basis. The increase in net sales, by vertical, was driven by an increase of $2.8 million, or 17%, year-over-year, in bone graft substitutes sales and an increase of $0.4 million, or 2%, year-over-year, in minimally invasive fracture treatment sales, partially offset by a decrease of $2.2 million, or 4%, year-over-year, in OA joint pain treatment and joint preservation sales.

Gross profit was $73.5 million, or 74.5% of net sales, compared to $73.4 million, or 75.3% of net sales, for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 0.1%, year-over-year. Non-GAAP gross profit1 was $78.6 million, or 79.7% of net sales, compared to $78.7 million, or 80.7% of net sales, for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of $0.1 million, or 0.1%, year-over-year.

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* See below under “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a definition and reconciliation of this measure.

Operating income was $5.9 million, compared to $13.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of $7.8 million, or 57%, year-over-year. Operating margin was 6.0% of net sales, compared to 14% of net sales for the fourth quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP operating income* was $17.0 million, compared to $21.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of $3.9 million, or 19%, year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating margin1 was 17.3% of net sales, compared to 21.5% of net sales for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Total other expense was $2.8 million, compared to $7.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of $4.7 million, or 63%, year-over-year, primarily due to decreased debt interest resulting from refinancing our debt in December 2019 as well as the decline in interest rates. Income tax expense was $0.9 million, compared to $0.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Net income from continuing operations was $2.3 million, or $0.46 per common unit, compared to $5.3 million, or $1.08 per common unit, for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of $3.1 million, or 58%, year-over-year.

Adjusted EBITDA was $28.2 million, compared to $30.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of $2.6 million, or 8%, year-over-year.

Net income attributable to common unit holders was $0.5 million, or $0.10 per common unit, compared to $2.5 million, or $0.52 per common unit, for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of $2.0 million, or 80%, year-over-year.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to common unit holders was $11.4 million, or $2.32 per common unit, compared to $9.8 million, or $2.00 per common unit, for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of $1.6 million, or 16%, year-over-year.

As of December 31, 2020, the Company had $86.8 million in cash and cash equivalents and $188.4 million in debt obligations, compared to $64.5 million in cash and cash equivalents and $198.0 million in debt obligations as of December 31, 2019.

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* See below under “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a definition and reconciliation of this measure.

Full Year 2020 Financial Results:

The following table represents net sales by geographic region, and by vertical, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively:

 Twelve Months Ended December 31, Change 
($ thousands, except for percentage) 2020  2019 $ % 
By Geographic Region:        
U.S.$293,697 $305,072 $(11,375) (3.7%) 
International 27,464  35,069  (7,605) (21.7%) 
Net Sales$321,161 $340,141 $(18,980) (5.6%) 
         
By Vertical:        
OA joint pain treatment and joint preservation$171,178 $182,082 $(10,904) (6.0%) 
Minimally invasive fracture treatment 88,624  103,504  (14,880) (14.4%) 
Bone graft substitutes 61,359  54,555  6,804  12.5% 
Net Sales$321,161 $340,141 $(18,980) (5.6%) 

Net sales of $321.2 million, compared to $340.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, a decrease of $19.0 million, or 6%, year-over-year. The decrease in net sales, by geography, was driven by a decrease of $11.4 million, or 4%, year-over-year, in U.S. net sales and a decrease of $7.6 million, or 22%, year-over-year, in international net sales. International sales for the year ended December 31, 2020 declined 22% year-over-year on a constant currency basis. The decrease in net sales, by vertical, was driven by a decrease of $14.9 million, or 14%, year-over-year, in minimally invasive fracture treatment sales, a decrease of $10.9 million, or 6%, year-over-year, in OA joint pain treatment and joint preservation sales, partially offset by an increase of $6.8 million, or 12%, year-over-year, in bone graft substitutes sales.

Net income from continuing operations was $14.7 million, or $3.00 per common unit, compared to $8.1 million, or $1.66 per common unit, for the year ended December 31, 2019, an increase of $6.6 million, or 81%, year-over-year.

Adjusted EBITDA was $72.4 million, compared to $79.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, a decrease of $6.7 million, or 9%, year-over-year.

Net income attributable to common unit holders was $4.4 million, or $0.89 per common unit, compared to a Net loss attributable to common unit holders of ($0.7 million), or ($0.13) per common unit, for the year ended December 31, 2019, an increase of $5.0 million year-over-year.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to common unit holders was $37.1 million, or $7.56 per common unit, compared to $28.6 million, or $5.84 per common unit, for the year ended December 31, 2019, an increase of $8.4 million, year-over-year.

Full Year 2021 Financial Guidance:
For the twelve months ending December 31, 2021, the Company expects:

  • Net sales of $360 million to $372 million.
  • Net income attributable to common shareholders of $15 million to $19 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders of $43 million to $46 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $79 million to $83 million.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call:

Management will host a conference call to discuss its financial results and provide a business update, with a question and answer session, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 25, 2021. Those who would like to participate may dial 844-945-2085 (442-268-1266 for international callers) and provide access code 2158468. A live webcast of the call and any accompanying materials will also be provided on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at https://ir.bioventus.com/.

The webcast will be archived on the Company’s website at https://ir.bioventus.com/ and available for replay until March 25, 2022.

About Bioventus

Bioventus delivers clinically proven, cost-effective products that help people heal quickly and safely. Its mission is to make a difference by helping patients resume and enjoy active lives. The Innovations For Active Healing from Bioventus include offerings for osteoarthritis, surgical and non-surgical bone healing. Built on a commitment to high quality standards, evidence-based medicine and strong ethical behavior, Bioventus is a trusted partner for physicians worldwide. For more information, visit www.bioventus.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter. Bioventus and the Bioventus logo are registered trademarks of Bioventus LLC.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning our business strategy, position and operations; expected tax treatment, sales trends, opportunities and growth; the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; the expected benefits and impact of Bioventus’ products, including in certain regions, and biologic drug candidates; and the Company’s financial guidance and expected financial performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “due,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “positioned,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and other similar expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events and future trends, or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements about the adverse impacts on our business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; our dependence on a limited number of products; our ability to develop, acquire and commercialize new products, line extensions or expanded indications; the continued and future acceptance of our existing portfolio of products and any new products, line extensions or expanded indications by physicians, patients, third-party payers and others in the medical community; our ability to differentiate the hyaluronic acid (“HA”) viscosupplementation therapies we own or distribute from alternative therapies for the treatment of osteoarthritic; the proposed down-classification of non-invasive bone growth stimulators, including our Exogen system, by the FDA; our ability to achieve and maintain adequate levels of coverage and/or reimbursement for our products, the procedures using our products, or any future products we may seek to commercialize; our ability to complete acquisitions or successfully integrate new businesses, products or technologies in a cost-effective and non-disruptive manner; competition against other companies; the negative impact on our ability to market our HA products due to the reclassification of HA products from medical devices to drugs in the United States by the FDA; our ability to attract, retain and motivate our senior management and qualified personnel; our ability to continue to research, develop and manufacture our products if our facilities are damaged or become inoperable; failure to comply with the extensive government regulations related to our products and operations; enforcement actions if we engage in improper claims submission practices or in improper marketing or promotion of our products; the FDA regulatory process and our ability to obtain and maintain required regulatory clearances and approvals; failure to comply with the government regulations that apply to our human cells, tissues and cellular or tissue-based products; the clinical studies of any of our future products that do not product results necessary to support regulatory clearance or approval in the United States or elsewhere; and the other risks identified in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including Bioventus’ 424(b)(4) prospectus filed on February 12, 2021 in connection with the Company’s initial public offering, as such factors may be updated from time to time in Bioventus’ other filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Investor Relations page of Bioventus’ website at ir.bioventus.com. Except to the extent required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or review any estimate, projection, or forward-looking statement. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

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Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as President and CEO of Surgio Health. 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 result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help achieve 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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