Glaukos Corporation Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--()--Glaukos Corporation (NYSE: GKOS), an ophthalmic medical technology and pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel surgical devices and sustained pharmaceutical therapies designed to transform the treatment of glaucoma, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. Key highlights include:

“Our first quarter 2018 results reflect a strong start to the year as we continue to expand globally”

  • Achieved 12% net sales growth to $40.1 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared to $35.9 million in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Reported gross margin of approximately 86% in the first quarter of 2018, compared to approximately 86% in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Re-affirmed 2018 net sales guidance of $160 million to $165 million.

“Our first quarter 2018 results reflect a strong start to the year as we continue to expand globally,” said Thomas Burns, Glaukos president and chief executive officer. “We remain focused on strengthening our beachhead position in the combination-cataract segment while advancing our comprehensive pipeline of next-generation surgical devices and sustained pharmaceutical therapies for standalone glaucoma procedures.”

First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Net sales rose 12% in the first quarter of 2018 to $40.1 million, compared to $35.9 million in the same period in 2017. The growth reflected unit volume increases worldwide, a modest increase in the average selling price of iStents® sold to U.S. ASCs, and growth of the company’s direct sales operations in international markets.

Gross margin for the first quarter of 2018 was approximately 86%, compared to approximately 86% in the same period in 2017.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2018 rose 25% to $38.1 million, compared to $30.4 million in the same period in 2017. The year-over-year increase reflected primarily growth in domestic sales, marketing and administrative personnel and expenses, the company’s ongoing expansion of its global direct sales infrastructure, and increased spending associated with pharmaceutical research and clinical trials.

Loss from operations in the first quarter of 2018 was $3.7 million compared to operating income of $0.3 million in the first quarter of 2017. Net loss in the first quarter of 2018 was $2.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.9 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2017.

2018 Revenue Guidance

The company re-affirmed its 2018 net sales guidance of $160 million to $165 million.

Webcast & Conference Call

The company will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast today at 1:30 p.m. PDT (4:30 p.m. EDT) to discuss the results and provide additional information about the company’s financial outlook. A link to the webcast is available on the company’s website at http://investors.glaukos.com. To participate in the conference call, please dial 866-393-4306 (U.S.) or 734-385-2616 (international) and enter Conference ID 7292519. A replay of the webcast will be archived on the company’s website following completion of the call.

About Glaukos

Glaukos (www.glaukos.com) is an ophthalmic medical technology and pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel surgical devices and sustained pharmaceutical therapies designed to transform the treatment of glaucoma, one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. The company pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. Glaukos launched the iStent, its first MIGS device, in the United States in July 2012 and is leveraging its platform technology to build a comprehensive and proprietary portfolio of micro-scale injectable therapies designed to address the complete range of glaucoma disease states and progression. The company believes the iStent, measuring 1.0 mm long and 0.33 mm wide, is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that we expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Although we believe that we have a reasonable basis for forward-looking statements contained herein, we caution you that they are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks, uncertainties and factors relating to our operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control, that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in this press release. These potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, uncertainties about our ability to maintain profitability; our dependence on the success and market acceptance of the iStent; our ability to leverage our sales and marketing infrastructure to increase market penetration and acceptance both in the United States and internationally of our products; our ability to bring our pipeline products to market; our dependence on a limited number of third-party suppliers for components of our products; the occurrence of a crippling accident, natural disaster or other disruption at our primary facility, which may materially affect our manufacturing capacity and operations; maintaining adequate coverage or reimbursement by third-party payors for procedures using the iStent or other products in development; our ability to properly train, and gain acceptance and trust from, ophthalmic surgeons in the use of our products; our ability to successfully develop and commercialize additional products; our ability to compete effectively in the highly competitive and rapidly changing medical device industry and against current and future competitors (including MIGS competitors) that are large public companies or divisions of publicly traded companies that have competitive advantages; the timing, effect and expense of navigating different regulatory approval processes as we develop additional products and penetrate foreign markets; the impact of any product liability claims against us and any related litigation; the effect of the extensive and increasing federal and state regulation in the healthcare industry on us and our suppliers; the lengthy and expensive clinical trial process and the uncertainty of outcomes from any particular clinical trial; our ability to protect, and the expense and time-consuming nature of protecting, our intellectual property against third parties and competitors that could develop and commercialize similar or identical products; the impact of any claims against us of infringement or misappropriation of third party intellectual property rights and any related litigation; and the market’s perception of our limited operating history as a public company. These and other known risks, uncertainties and factors are described in detail under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2017 and will also be included in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, which we expect to file on or before May 10, 2018. Our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are available in the Investor Section of our website at www.glaukos.com or at www.sec.gov. In addition, information about the risks and benefits of our products is available on our website at www.glaukos.com. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which speak only as of the date hereof. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.

 
GLAUKOS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
        Three Months Ended
March 31,
2018   2017
Net sales $ 40,133 $ 35,907
Cost of sales   5,786     5,180  
Gross profit 34,347 30,727
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 27,155 21,481
Research and development   10,906     8,942  
Total operating expenses   38,061     30,423  
(Loss) income from operations (3,714 ) 304
Other income, net:
Interest and other income 1,016 636
Interest and other expense, net   (8 )   (7 )
Total other income, net   1,008     629  
(Loss) income before taxes (2,706 ) 933
Provision for income taxes   5     55  
Net (loss) income $ (2,711 ) $ 878  
Basic net (loss) income per share $ (0.08 ) $ 0.03  
Diluted net (loss) income per share $ (0.08 ) $ 0.02  

Weighted average shares used to compute basic net (loss) income per share

  34,677     34,146  
Weighted average shares used to compute diluted net (loss) income per share   34,677     37,742  
 
 
GLAUKOS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except par values)
 
 

March 31,

  December 31,
2018 2017
(unaudited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 15,587 $ 24,508
Short-term investments 98,177 94,506
Accounts receivable, net 17,549 16,656
Inventory, net 12,782 11,222
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   3,278     2,568  
Total current assets 147,373 149,460
Property and equipment, net 12,069 11,794
Intangible assets, net 2,229 3,147
Deferred tax asset, net 235 235
Deposits and other assets   1,448     1,200  
Total assets $ 163,354   $ 165,836  
 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 4,841 $ 6,244
Accrued liabilities 13,705 20,449
Deferred rent   100     95  
Total current liabilities 18,646 26,788
Other liabilities   1,680     846  
Total liabilities 20,326 27,634
 
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5,000 authorized; no shares issued and outstanding - -
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 150,000 authorized; 34,855 and 34,647 shares issued and 34,827 and 34,619 shares outstanding at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively 35 35
Additional paid-in capital 339,314 331,073
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,295 ) (591 )
Accumulated deficit (194,894 ) (192,183 )
Less treasury stock (28 shares)   (132 )   (132 )
Total stockholders’ equity   143,028     138,202  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 163,354   $ 165,836  
 

Contacts

Glaukos Corporation
Chris Lewis
Director, Investor Relations, Corporate Strategy & Development
(949) 481-0510
clewis@glaukos.com

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