Orthofix Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

Recent Highlights

  • Net sales of $188.6 million, an increase of 7.7% on a reported basis and 7.5% on a constant currency basis over prior year
  • Bone Growth Therapies net sales growth of 10%, marking five consecutive quarters with double-digit net sales increases
  • U.S. Spine Fixation1 net sales growth of 16%, driven by distribution expansion and further penetration in existing accounts
  • Global Orthopedics net sales growth of 5% on a reported basis, primarily driven by U.S. Orthopedic net sales growth of 23%
  • First quarter 2024 net loss of $36 million; Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA of $8 million, an increase of $4.5 million, a 220 basis point expansion over prior year
  • Midpoint of full year 2024 net sales guidance raised; range narrowed to $790.0-$795.0 million

May 07, 2024 – LEWISVILLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX) today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

First quarter net sales were $188.6 million, an increase of 7.7% on a reported basis and 7.5% on a constant currency basis. Net loss was $(36.0) million and earnings per share (“EPS”) was $(0.95) on a reported basis, representing an improvement of 44% when compared to the prior year period. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $7.7 million for the first quarter, representing a 220 basis point expansion over the prior year period.

“Orthofix executed well on a number of key priorities in the first quarter of the year and delivered notable growth in all of its U.S. businesses. We saw strength in many areas of our broadening portfolio, including outsized performance in U.S. Spine Fixation, U.S. Orthopedics, and the Bone Growth Therapies fracture market, with growth of 16%, 23%, and 17%, respectively,” said Massimo Calafiore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orthofix. “I remain confident in the fundamentals of the Company and believe we are poised to continue driving value through profitable growth, increased operating leverage, and portfolio synergies. I look forward to sustaining the first quarter’s momentum through the remainder of 2024 and taking further advantage of the many opportunities for market share gain that lie within all of our core segments.”

1Spine fixation is comprised of the Company’s Spinal Implants product category, excluding motion preservation product offerings

Financial Results Overview

First Quarter 2024 Net Sales and Financial Results

The following table provides net sales by major product category by reporting segment on a reporting basis:

 Three Months Ended March 31,
(Unaudited, U.S. Dollars, in millions)2024 2023 Change Constant
Bone Growth Therapies$52.5$47.710.0%10.0%
Spinal Implants, Biologics and Enabling Technologies 108.8 101.57.2%7.2%
Global Spine 161.3 149.28.1%8.1%
Global Orthopedics 27.3 26.05.1%3.8%
Net sales$188.6$175.27.7%7.5%

Gross margins were 67.5% for the quarter and were 70.3% on a non-GAAP adjusted basis.

Net loss was $(36.0) million, or $(0.95) per share, compared to net loss of $(60.9) million, or $(1.71) per share in the prior year period. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $7.7 million, or 4.1% of net sales, compared to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $3.2 million, or 1.8% of net sales, in the prior year period.


Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash on March 31, 2024, totaled $29.5 million compared to $37.8 million on December 31, 2023. As of March 31, 2024 the Company had $125.0 million in borrowings outstanding under its four year $150.0 million Financing Agreement.

Business Outlook

The Company is providing updated 2024 full year guidance as follows:

  • Net sales to range between $790 million to $795 million, representing implied growth of 6% to 7% year-over-year on a constant currency basis; narrowed from previous guidance of $785 million to $795 million. These expectations are based on the current foreign currency exchange rates and do not take into account any additional potential exchange rate changes that may occur this year.
  • Reiterating previous guidance for non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA ranging from $62 million to $67 million
  • Expect to be free cash flow positive for Q4 2024

Conference Call

Orthofix will host a conference call today at 8:30 AM Eastern time to discuss the Company’s financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024. Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing (888) 330-2508 in the U.S., and (240) 789-2735 in all other locations, and referencing the access code 9556380. A replay of the call will be available for three weeks by dialing (800) 770-2030 in the U.S., and (647) 362-9199 in all other locations, and entering the access code 9556380. A webcast of the conference call may be accessed at

About Orthofix

Orthofix is a leading global spine and orthopedics company with a comprehensive portfolio of biologics, innovative spinal hardware, bone growth therapies, specialized orthopedic solutions and a leading surgical navigation system. Its products are distributed in more than 60 countries worldwide.

The Company is headquartered in Lewisville, Texas and has primary offices in Carlsbad, CA, with a focus on spine and biologics product innovation and surgeon education, and Verona, Italy, with an emphasis on product innovation, production, and medical education for orthopedics. The combined company’s global R&D, commercial and manufacturing footprint also includes facilities and offices in Irvine, CA, Toronto, Canada, Sunnyvale, CA, Maidenhead, UK, Munich, Germany, Paris, France, and São Paulo, Brazil. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, relating to our business and financial outlook, which are based on our current beliefs, assumptions, expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “projects,” “intends,” “predicts,” “potential,” or “continue” or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements in this communication include the Company’s expectations regarding net sales and adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2024. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of our future performance, are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, the economy and other future conditions, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict, including the risks described in Part I, Item 1A under the heading Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 (the “2023 Form 10-K”), and in Part II, Item 1A under the heading Risk Factors in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2024. Factors that could cause future results to differ from those expressed by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, (i) our ability to maintain operations to support our customers and patients in the near-term and to capitalize on future growth opportunities, (ii) risks associated with acceptance of surgical products and procedures by surgeons and hospitals, (iii) development and acceptance of new products or product enhancements, (iv) clinical and statistical verification of the benefits achieved via the use of our products, (v) our ability to adequately manage inventory, (vi) our ability to recruit and retain management and key personnel, and (vii) the other risks and uncertainties more fully described in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). As a result of these various risks, our actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements.

This list of risks, uncertainties, and other factors is not complete. We discuss some of these matters more fully, as well as certain risk factors that could affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, and prospects, in reports we file from time-to-time with the SEC, which are available to read at Any or all forward-looking statements that we make may turn out to be wrong (due to inaccurate assumptions that we make or otherwise), and our actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof, unless it is specifically otherwise stated to be made as of a different date. We undertake no obligation to update, and expressly disclaim any duty to update, our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of circumstances or events that arise after the date hereof, new information, or otherwise, except as required by law.

The Company is unable to provide expectations of GAAP income (loss) before income taxes, the closest comparable GAAP measures to adjusted EBITDA (which is a non-GAAP measure), on a forward-looking basis because the Company is unable to predict without unreasonable efforts the ultimate outcome of matters (including acquisition-related expenses, accounting fair value adjustments, and other such items) that will determine the quantitative amount of the items excluded in calculating adjusted EBITDA, which items are further described in the reconciliation tables and related descriptions below. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could be material to the Company’s results computed in accordance with GAAP.


Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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