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Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results; Updates 2019 Outlook

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First Quarter Revenue Increased 40% Year-Over-Year

MINNEAPOLIS, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (“Tactile Medical”) (Nasdaq: TCMD), a medical technology company focused on developing medical devices for the treatment of chronic diseases at home, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

First Quarter 2019 Summary:

  • First quarter total revenue increased 40% year-over-year, to $37.6 million, compared to $26.8 million in first quarter 2018; the adoption of new lease accounting rules accounted for 10 percentage points of the year-over-year increase in total revenue.
  • Flexitouch revenue increased 39% year-over-year, to $34.1 million, compared to $24.5 million in first quarter 2018.
  • Operating loss of $1.8 million, compared to operating loss of $1.8 million in first quarter 2018.
  • Net income of $1.5 million, compared to net loss of $0.1 million in first quarter 2018.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $2.0 million, compared to $0.1 million in first quarter 2018.
  • On March 19, 2019, the Company announced the appointment of Peter Schaubach to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective January 21, 2019.

“Our first quarter performance reflects an exciting start to 2019, driven by strong adoption of our Flexitouch Plus system,” said Gerald R. Mattys, Chief Executive Officer of Tactile Medical. “First quarter revenue results benefitted from the investments we have made in our sales team, the continuation of our targeted sales strategy focused on high-volume accounts and stronger than expected sales volumes due to a new contract with a large commercial payer. Our total revenue growth also benefitted from the adoption of the new accounting standard for leases which calls for recognizing rental revenue upon the commencement of the rental agreement, versus our past practice of recognizing revenue over the life of the rental.”

Mr. Mattys continued, “We have increased our full year 2019 outlook to reflect the impacts of both our better than expected revenue performance in the first quarter and the adoption of the new lease accounting standard. We now expect total revenue to increase 25% to 27% year-over-year in 2019. We remain confident in our ability to deliver strong revenue growth and improved profitability, as we continue to expand our penetration of the $4+ billion U.S. lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency markets.”

First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Revenue for the first quarter of 2019 increased $10.8 million, or 40%, to $37.6 million, compared to $26.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. The increase in revenue was attributable to an increase of $9.6 million, or 39%, in sales and rentals of the Flexitouch system and an increase of approximately $1.2 million, or 51%, in sales and rentals of our Entre/Actitouch systems in the three months ended March 31, 2019. The increase in Flexitouch system sales and rentals was largely driven by expansion of our salesforce, growth in the Medicare channel, increased physician and patient awareness of the treatment options for lymphedema, and expanded contractual coverage with national and regional insurance payers.

During the first quarter of 2019, the Company adopted ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases” (Topic 842) (“ASC 842”) which supersedes the existing guidance for lease accounting, “Leases” (Topic 840) (“ASC 840”). Our rental revenue is derived from rent to purchase arrangements that typically range from three to ten months. Under ASC 840, our rental revenue was recognized as month-to-month cancelable leases, however, under ASC 842, these are recognized as sales-type leases. Each rental agreement contains two components, the controller and related garments, both of which are interdependent and recognized as one lease component.

In accordance with applicable guidance, we will continue to recognize rental agreements commencing prior to December 31, 2018 on a month-to-month basis as an operating lease until they are completed, which we anticipate to be in the fourth quarter of this fiscal year. Rental agreements initiated subsequent to January 1, 2019 are recorded as sales-type leases in accordance with ASC 842 whereby rental revenue and cost of rental revenue are recognized upon the lease commencement date.  First quarter of 2019 total rental revenue includes both operating and sales-type lease revenue. The impact of the Company’s adoption of ASC 842 accounted for 10 percentage points of the year-over-year increase in total revenue in the first quarter.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2019 increased $6.7 million, or 34%, to $26.3 million, compared to $19.5 million in the first quarter of 2018. Gross margin was 69.8% of revenue in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 72.8% of revenue in the first quarter of 2018. The decrease in gross margins was primarily attributable to negative pricing effects of a new contract with a large commercial payer in the period, sales mix by product and by payer, and amortization expense related to the newly licensed assets from Sun Scientific, Inc.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2019 increased $6.7 million, or 31%, to $28.1 million, compared to $21.4 million in the first quarter of 2018. The increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by an increase of $4.8 million, or 38% year-over-year, in sales and marketing expenses largely due to continued investment in field sales team expansion, patient training, and marketing initiatives to increase awareness.  Reimbursement, general and administrative expenses increased $2.0 million, or 27%, to $9.4 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to $7.4 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018. This increase was primarily attributable to increased personnel-related compensation expense in our reimbursement operations, payer development and corporate functions as well as increased legal fees.

Operating loss for the first quarter of 2019 decreased $25,000, or 1.4%, to $1.8 million, compared to operating loss of $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2018.

Income tax benefit for the first quarter of 2019 was $3.1 million, compared to $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2018. The increase in the current period tax benefit was due to increased tax-deductible share-based compensation activity recognized in the current quarter.

Net income for the first quarter of 2019 increased approximately $1.5 million to $1.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $50,000, or $0.00 per share, in the first quarter of 2018. Weighted average shares used to compute diluted net income per share were 19.6 million and 18.0 million for the first quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively.  Adjusted EBITDA increased $1.9 million to $2.0 million for the first quarter of 2019, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $0.1 million in the first quarter of 2018.

Cash Position

At March 31, 2019, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $44.9 million, compared to $45.9 million at December 31, 2018. The Company had no outstanding borrowings on its $10.0 million revolving credit facility at March 31, 2019.

2019 Financial Outlook

The Company expects full year 2019 total revenue in the range of $180.0 million to $182.5 million, representing growth of 25% to 27% year-over-year, compared to total revenue of $143.8 million in 2018. The Company’s prior 2019 revenue guidance expectations called for total revenue in a range of $173.0 million to $175.5 million, or 20% to 22% year-over-year.

2019 total revenue guidance now includes the impact of the Company’s adoption of ASC 842 which is estimated to increase revenue by approximately $6.0 million.

  • The updated guidance for total revenue growth of 25% to 27% year-over year is expected to be driven by:
    • Sales revenue for 2019 is expected to be in the range of $155.0 to $157.0 million, compared to sales revenue of $130.2 million in 2018.
    • Rental revenue for 2019 is expected to be in the range of $25.0 to $25.5 million, compared to rental revenue of $13.6 million in 2018. The projected year-over-year increase in rental revenue for 2019 is expected to be driven by:
      • the impact of the adoption of ASC 842 – representing approximately half of the expected increase in rental revenue for 2019,
      • the reclassification of garment revenue to rental revenue that was previously reported in sales revenue – representing approximately one quarter of the expected increase in rental revenue for 2019 and,
      • operational growth of 20% to 22% over 2018 rental revenue – representing approximately one quarter of the expected increase in rental revenue for 2019.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 6 to discuss the results of the quarter with a question and answer session. Those who would like to participate may dial 833-286-5804 (647-689-4449 for international callers) and provide access code 3790547. A live webcast of the call will also be provided on the investor relations section of the Company's website at investors.tactilemedical.com.

For those unable to participate, a replay of the call will be available for two weeks at 800-585-8367 (416-621-4642 for international callers); access code 3790547. The webcast will be archived at investors.tactilemedical.com.

About Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (DBA Tactile Medical)

Tactile Medical is a leader in developing and marketing at-home therapy devices that treat chronic swelling conditions such as lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Tactile Medical’s Mission is to help people suffering from chronic diseases live better and care for themselves at home. The Company’s unique offering includes advanced, clinically proven pneumatic compression devices, as well as continuity of care services provided by a national network of product specialists and trainers, reimbursement experts, patient advocates and clinicians. This combination of products and services ensures that tens of thousands of patients annually receive the at-home treatment necessary to better manage their chronic conditions. Tactile Medical takes pride in the fact that our solutions help increase clinical efficacy, reduce overall healthcare costs and improve the quality of life for patients with chronic conditions.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” “confident,” “outlook,” “guidance” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties outside of the Company’s control that can make such statements untrue, including, but not limited to, the adequacy of the Company’s liquidity to pursue its complete business objectives; the Company’s ability to obtain reimbursement from third party payers for its products; loss or retirement of key executives; adverse economic conditions or intense competition; loss of a key supplier; entry of new competitors and products; adverse federal, state and local government regulation; technological obsolescence of the Company’s products; technical problems with the Company’s research and products; the Company’s ability to expand its business through strategic acquisitions; the Company’s ability to integrate acquisitions and related businesses; price increases for supplies and components; the effects of current and future U.S. and foreign trade policy and tariff actions; or the inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans. In addition, other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are discussed in the Company’s filings with the SEC. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted EBITDA, which differs from financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Adjusted EBITDA in this release represents net income (loss) less interest income, net, less income tax benefit or plus income tax expense, plus depreciation and amortization, plus stock-based compensation expense and plus impairment charges and inventory write-offs. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) is included in this press release.

Adjusted EBITDA is presented because the Company believes it is a useful indicator of its operating performance. Management uses the measure principally as a measure of the Company’s operating performance and for planning purposes, including the preparation of the Company’s annual operating budget and financial projections. The Company believes this measure is useful to investors as supplemental information and because it is frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in its industry. The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful to its management and investors as a measure of comparative operating performance from period to period. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is used as a performance metric in the Company’s compensation program.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered as an alternative to, or superior to, net income or loss, as a measure of financial performance or cash flows from operations as a measure of liquidity, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP, and it should not be construed to imply that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow for management’s discretionary use, as it does not reflect certain cash requirements such as tax payments, debt service requirements, capital expenditures and certain other cash costs that may recur in the future. Adjusted EBITDA contains certain other limitations, including the failure to reflect our cash expenditures, cash requirements for working capital needs and cash costs to replace assets being depreciated and amortized. In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future the Company may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. The Company’s presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed to imply that its future results will be unaffected by any such adjustments. Management compensates for these limitations by primarily relying on the Company’s GAAP results in addition to using non-GAAP financial measures on a supplemental basis. The Company’s definition of Adjusted EBITDA is not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to different methods of calculation.

             
Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
    March 31,   December 31,
(In thousands, except share and per share data)   2019   2018
ASSETS          
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $  23,548   $  20,099  
Marketable securities      21,384      25,786  
Accounts receivable, net      21,661      24,332  
Net investment in leases      3,362      —  
Inventories      11,321      11,189  
Income taxes receivable      2,814      1,793  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets      1,680      1,762  
Total current assets      85,770      84,961  
Non-current assets:            
Property and equipment, net      4,616      4,810  
Right of use operating lease assets      3,396      —  
Intangible assets, net      5,244      5,339  
Medicare accounts receivable, long-term      2,172      1,884  
Deferred income taxes      11,077      8,820  
Other non-current assets      1,242      1,257  
Total non-current assets      27,747      22,110  
Total assets   $  113,517   $  107,071  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY            
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable   $  5,832   $  5,110  
Accrued payroll and related taxes      6,837      7,421  
Accrued expenses      2,685      2,780  
Future product royalties      3      5  
Income taxes      —      51  
Right of use operating lease liabilities      1,147      —  
Other current liabilities      800      709  
Total current liabilities      17,304      16,076  
Non-current liabilities:            
Accrued warranty reserve, non-current      1,854      1,725  
Income taxes, non-current      42      —  
Right of use operating lease liabilities, non-current      2,318      —  
Total non-current liabilities      4,214      1,725  
Total liabilities      21,518      17,801  
Stockholders’ equity:            
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018      —      —  
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized; 18,818,692 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2019; 18,631,125 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018      19      19  
Additional paid-in capital      80,788      79,554  
Retained earnings      11,177      9,705  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)      15      (8 )
Total stockholders’ equity      91,999      89,270  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $  113,517   $  107,071  
               


             
Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
    Three Months Ended
    March 31,
(In thousands, except share and per share data)   2019   2018
Revenue            
Sales revenue   $  30,831     $  23,647  
Rental revenue      6,786        3,201  
Total revenue      37,617        26,848  
Cost of revenue            
Cost of sales revenue      9,412        6,409  
Cost of rental revenue      1,947        900  
Total cost of revenue      11,359        7,309  
Gross profit            
Gross profit - sales revenue      21,419        17,238  
Gross profit - rental revenue      4,839        2,301  
Gross profit      26,258        19,539  
Operating expenses            
Sales and marketing      17,391        12,557  
Research and development      1,281        1,437  
Reimbursement, general and administrative      9,388        7,372  
Total operating expenses      28,060        21,366  
Loss from operations      (1,802 )      (1,827 )
Other income      161        91  
Loss before income taxes      (1,641 )      (1,736 )
Income tax benefit      (3,113 )      (1,686 )
Net income (loss)   $  1,472     $  (50 )
Net income per common share            
Basic   $ 0.08     $ 0.00  
Diluted   $ 0.08     $ 0.00  
Weighted-average common shares used to compute net income per common share            
Basic      18,746,751        17,996,672  
Diluted     19,579,847        17,996,672  
                 


             
Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
    Three Months Ended
    March 31,
(In thousands)   2019   2018
Cash flows from operating activities            
Net income (loss)   $  1,472     $  (50 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:            
Depreciation and amortization      996        463  
Deferred income taxes      (2,264 )      —  
Stock-based compensation expense      2,783        1,481  
Changes in assets and liabilities:            
Accounts receivable      2,671        3,414  
Net investment in leases      (3,362 )      —  
Inventories      (132 )      (3,616 )
Income taxes      (1,030 )      (1,952 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets      97        63  
Right of use operating lease assets      (3,396 )      —  
Medicare accounts receivable – long-term      (288 )      (253 )
Accounts payable      722        885  
Accrued payroll and related taxes      (584 )      (1,850 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities      125        (756 )
Right of use operating lease liabilities      3,465        —  
Future product royalties      (2 )      (2 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities      1,273        (2,173 )
Cash flows from investing activities            
Proceeds from sales of securities available-for-sale      —        1,000  
Proceeds from maturities of securities available-for-sale      4,500        4,000  
Purchases of property and equipment      (731 )      (432 )
Intangible assets costs      (44 )      —  
Net cash provided by investing activities      3,725        4,568  
Cash flows from financing activities            
Taxes paid for net share settlement of restricted stock units      (2,410 )      (1,188 )
Proceeds from exercise of common stock options      861        138  
Net cash used in financing activities      (1,549 )      (1,050 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents      3,449        1,345  
Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period      20,099        23,968  
Cash and cash equivalents – end of period   $  23,548     $  25,313  
Supplemental cash flow disclosure            
Cash paid for interest   $  —     $  —  
Cash paid for taxes   $  181     $  284  
Capital expenditures incurred but not yet paid   $  176     $  96  
                 


                         
Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
                         
    Three Months Ended   Increase
    March 31,   (Decrease)
(Dollars in thousands)   2019
  2018
  $   %
Net income   $  1,472     $  (50 )   $  1,522     N.M. %
Interest income, net      (98 )      (108 )      10      (9 )%
Income tax (benefit) expense      (3,113 )      (1,686 )      (1,427 )    85 %
Depreciation and amortization      996        463        533      115 %
Stock-based compensation      2,783        1,481        1,302      88 %
Adjusted EBITDA   $  2,040     $  100     $  1,940     N.M. %

“N.M.” Not Meaningful

                         
Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.
Supplemental Financial Information
(Unaudited)
                         
    Three Months Ended   Increase
    March 31,   (Decrease)
(Dollars in thousands)   2019   2018   $   %
Flexitouch System   $  34,109   $  24,530   $  9,579    39 %
Entre / Actitouch Systems      3,508      2,318      1,190    51 %
Total Revenue   $  37,617   $  26,848   $  10,769    40 %

 

Investor Inquiries:
Mike Piccinino, CFA
Managing Director
Westwicke Partners
443-213-0500
investorrelations@tactilemedical.com

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