Anika Reports Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Revenue Increased 7% Year-over-Year to $31.7 Million
Repaid $25 Million of Outstanding Credit Facility
Continued Expansion of Joint Preservation Product Portfolio

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK), a global joint preservation company that creates and delivers meaningful advancements in early intervention orthopedic care, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, and provided an update on its business progress in the period.

“Anika posted another quarter of top-line growth, while further expanding our global product portfolio. The transformation enabled by our new strategic focus and recent acquisitions has provided revenue diversification leading to the generation of new revenue streams and growth, even in light of the impact of COVID-19,” said Cheryl R. Blanchard, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Anika Therapeutics. “We were also delighted to make significant progress on Anika’s new product development roadmap which is focused on delivering meaningful solutions in high opportunity spaces within orthopedics that address the unmet needs of orthopedic and sports medicine surgeons and their patients. Additionally, we strengthened our leadership team and our Board of Directors with the addition of Mike Levitz, our new CFO, and Ben Joseph, our new Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Americas, and two new independent directors. Finally, we initiated enrollment in our CINGAL Pilot Study and resumed enrollment in our HYALOFAST Phase III clinical trial during the quarter. Our progress executing on our growth initiatives, combined with the continued recovery of elective procedures, positions us to drive sustainable growth and value for all of our stakeholders going forward.”

Third Quarter Financial Results  

  • Total revenue for the third quarter of 2020 increased 7% year-over-year to $31.7 million, compared to $29.7 million in the prior year. The increase was due to Orthopedic Joint Preservation and Restoration revenue following the acquisitions of Parcus Medical, LLC and Arthrosurface, Inc., in the first quarter of 2020, offset by lower Joint Pain Management revenue as a result of the COVID environment.
  • Net loss was $6.4 million, or $0.45 loss per diluted share, compared to net income of $9.2 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, in the prior year. Adjusted net income1 was $0.8 million, or $0.05 per diluted share. Adjusted EBITDA1 was $4.9 million, compared to $14.9 million for the prior year. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to the impact of COVID and investments for future growth.
  • Cash and investments were $124.8 million as of September 30, 2020, compared to $184.9 million as of December 31, 2019. Anika repaid $25.0 million of its outstanding credit facility in the third quarter of 2020. The decrease in cash and investments in the first nine months of 2020 was due mainly to the $93.0 million of upfront payments for the acquisitions earlier in the year, offset by $25.0 million, net, drawn on the credit facility.

1 See description of non-GAAP financial information contained in this release.

Recent Business Updates

  • Completed launch activities for seven joint preservation products.
  • Received 510(k) clearance in October 2020 for the WristMotion® Total Arthroplasty System.
  • Enrolled the first patient in the CINGAL® Pilot Study and resumed the HYALOFAST® Phase III trial to advance those therapies toward regulatory approval in the U.S.
  • Advanced new product development roadmap focused on early intervention orthopedic care, which represents more than an $8 billion addressable market.
  • Hired Mike Levitz as EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and Ben Joseph, VP Sales and Marketing, Americas.
  • Appointed Jack Henneman and Steve Richard to the Board of Directors and Jeffery Thompson succeeded Dr. Joseph Bower as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Adjusted EBITDA

Anika presents adjusted EBITDA because management uses it as a supplemental measure in assessing the Company’s operating performance, and the Company believes that it is helpful to investors, securities analysts and other interested parties as a measure of comparative operating performance from period to period. The Company recognizes adjusted EBITDA as a commonly used measure in determining business value and as such, uses it internally to report results. It is also one of the performance metrics that determines management incentive compensation.

In 2020, adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company as GAAP net income excluding depreciation and amortization, interest and other income (expense), income taxes, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition related costs, non-cash charges related to goodwill impairment and changes in the fair value of contingent consideration associated with the Company’s recent acquisitions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and product rationalization charges associated with certain non-core legacy products.

Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered supplemental to, and not a substitute for, the Company’s reported financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Furthermore, the Company’s definition of non-GAAP measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by others. Because non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of items that will increase or decrease the Company’s reported results of operations, Anika strongly encourages investors to review the Company’s consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety.

A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, is shown in the table below for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.

Anika Therapeutics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
             
  For the Three Months Ended September 30, For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
      in thousands, except per share data 2020 2019 2020 2019
Net income (loss) $(6,411) $9,200  $(8,326) $23,142 
Interest and other income (expense), net 228  (482) 118  (1,513)
Income taxes (1,744) 3,331  (2,161) 7,817 
Depreciation and amortization 1,718  1,516  5,130  4,459 
Stock-based compensation 1,920  1,311  3,953  4,140 
Product rationalization related charges -  -  2,892  - 
Acquisition related expenses 5,033  -  16,384  - 
Goodwill impairment -  -  18,144  - 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (benefit) 4,150  -  (16,176) - 
Adjusted EBITDA $4,894  $14,876  $19,958  $38,045 
             

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS

In addition to adjusted EBITDA, the Company is reporting its third quarter 2020 results with respect to adjusted net income (net loss) and adjusted diluted Earnings (loss) per Share (EPS) with respect to adjusted net income. The Company believes that adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS also provide additional useful information for investors as they assess the Company’s operating performance, as they are measures that the Company evaluates regularly when assessing its own performance. Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS are not calculated identically by all companies, and therefore the Company’s measurements of adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Adjusted net income is defined by the Company as GAAP net income excluding acquisition related expenses, inclusive of the impact of purchase accounting, on a tax effected basis, as well as the non-cash product rationalization charges associated with certain non-core legacy products. In the context of adjusted net income, the impact of purchase accounting includes amortization of inventory step up and intangible assets recorded as part of purchase accounting for acquisition transactions. The amortized assets contribute to revenue generation, and the amortization of such assets will recur in future periods until such assets are fully amortized. These assets include the estimated fair value of certain identified assets acquired in acquisitions in 2020 and beyond, including in-process research and development, developed technology, customer relationships and acquired tradenames. As a result of COVID-19, the Company is also specifically excluding the impacts of goodwill impairment charges and changes in the fair value in contingent consideration associated with the acquisition transactions, each on a tax effected basis. Adjusted diluted EPS is defined by the Company as GAAP diluted EPS excluding acquisition related expenses and the impact of purchase accounting, each on a tax-adjusted per share basis, as well as the non-cash product rationalization charges associated with certain non-core legacy products. Again, the Company is also specifically excluding the impacts of goodwill impairment charges and changes in the fair value in contingent consideration associated with the acquisition transactions, each on a tax effected basis if applicable. The Company is reporting this financial measure to the Board of Directors in order to facilitate an appropriate assessment of the Company’s performance and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income and adjusted diluted EPS to diluted EPS, the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, is shown in the tables below for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.

Anika Therapeutics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted Net Income
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
           
  For the Three Months Ended September 30, For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
      in thousands, except per share data 2020 2019 2020 2019
Net income (loss) $(6,411) $9,200 $(8,326) $23,142
Product rationalization related charges, tax effected -  - 2,377  -
Acquisition related expenses, tax effected 3,832  - 12,508  -
Goodwill impairment, tax effected -  - 15,773  -
Change in fair value of contingent consideration, tax effected (benefit) 3,336  - (13,873) -
Adjusted net income $757  $9,200 $8,459  $23,142
           
Anika Therapeutics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share to Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share
(per share data)
(unaudited)
           
  For the Three Months Ended September 30, For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
      in thousands, except per share data 2020 2019 2020 2019
Diluted earnings (loss) per share (EPS) $(0.45) $0.64 $(0.59) $1.62
Product rationalization related charges, tax effected -  - 0.17  -
Acquisition related expenses per share, tax effected 0.27  - 0.88  -
Goodwill impairment, tax effected -  - 1.11  -
Change in fair value of contingent consideration, tax effected (benefit) 0.23  - (0.98) -
Adjusted diluted EPS $0.05  $0.64 $0.59  $1.62
           

Conference Call Information

Anika’s management will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results and business highlights today, Wednesday, November 4th at 5:00 pm ET. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-855-327-6837 (toll-free domestic) or 1-631-891-4304 (international) and providing the conference ID number 10011177. A live audio webcast will be available in the "Investor Relations" section of Anika’s website, www.anika.com. A slide presentation with highlights from the conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Anika website. A replay of the webcast will be available on Anika’s website approximately two hours after the completion of the event.

About Anika Therapeutics, Inc.

Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK), is a global joint preservation company that creates and delivers meaningful advancements in early intervention orthopedic care. We partner with physicians to understand what they need most to treat their patients and we develop minimally invasive products that restore active living for people around the world. We are committed to leading in high opportunity spaces within orthopedics, including osteoarthritis pain management, regenerative solutions, soft tissue repair and bone preserving joint technologies. For more information about Anika, please visit www.anika.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain 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, concerning the Company's expectations, anticipations, intentions, beliefs or strategies regarding the future which are not statements of historical fact. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the Company's management and are subject to significant risks, uncertainties, and other factors. The Company's actual results could differ materially from any anticipated future results, performance, or achievements described in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors including, but not limited to, (i) the Company's ability to successfully commence and/or complete clinical trials of its products on a timely basis or at all; (ii) the Company's ability to obtain pre-clinical or clinical data to support domestic and international pre-market approval applications, 510(k) applications, or new drug applications, or to timely file and receive FDA or other regulatory approvals or clearances of its products; (iii) that such approvals will not be obtained in a timely manner or without the need for additional clinical trials, other testing or regulatory submissions, as applicable; (iv) the Company's research and product development efforts and their relative success, including whether we have any meaningful sales of any new products resulting from such efforts; (v) the cost effectiveness and efficiency of the Company's clinical studies, manufacturing operations, and production planning; (vi) the strength of the economies in which the Company operates or will be operating, as well as the political stability of any of those geographic areas; (vii) future determinations by the Company to allocate resources to products and in directions not presently contemplated; (viii) the Company's ability to successfully commercialize its products, in the U.S. and abroad; (ix) the Company's ability to provide an adequate and timely supply of its products to its customers; and (x) the Company's ability to achieve its growth targets. Additional factors and risks are described in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and they are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements are made based on information available to the Company on the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release.

            
Anika Therapeutics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
            
  For the Three Months Ended September 30, For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2020 2019 2020 2019
Product revenue $31,694  $29,615 $97,769  $84,745 
Licensing, milestone and contract revenue -  82 -  93 
Total revenue 31,694  29,697 97,769  84,838 
            
Operating expenses:           
Cost of product revenue 14,351  5,951 45,487  20,098 
Research and development 5,217  4,158 15,799  12,581 
Selling, general and administrative 15,903  7,539 44,884  22,713 
Goodwill impairment -  - 18,144  - 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration 4,150  - (16,176) - 
Total operating expenses 39,621  17,648 108,138  55,392 
Income (loss) from operations (7,927) 12,049 (10,369) 29,446 
Interest and other income (expense), net (228) 482 (118) 1,513 
Income (loss) before income taxes (8,155) 12,531 (10,487) 30,959 
Income taxes (1,744) 3,331 (2,161) 7,817 
Net income (loss) $(6,411) $9,200 $(8,326) $23,142 
            
Basic net income per share:           
Net income (loss) $(0.45) $0.65 $(0.59) $1.65 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 14,205  14,070 14,202  14,065 
Diluted net income per share:           
Net income (loss) $(0.45) $0.64 $(0.59) $1.62 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 14,205  14,387 14,202  14,266 
            
            
Anika Therapeutics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
            
       September 30, December 31,
ASSETS      2020 2019
Current assets:           
Cash, cash equivalents and investments      $124,758  $184,943 
Accounts receivable, net      23,009  23,079 
Inventories, net      47,882  21,995 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets      6,226  4,289 
Total current assets      201,875  234,306 
Property and equipment, net      51,629  50,783 
Right-of-use assets      22,898  22,864 
Other long-term assets      13,226  7,478 
Intangible assets, net      94,291  7,585 
Goodwill      32,419  7,694 
Total assets      $416,338  $330,710 
            
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY           
Current liabilities:           
Accounts payable      $6,800  $3,832 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities      24,339  12,445 
Total current liabilities      31,139  16,277 
Other long-term liabilities      987  357 
Contingent consideration      41,045  - 
Long-term debt      25,000  - 
Deferred tax liability      12,584  4,331 
Lease liabilities      21,132  21,367 
Commitments and contingencies           
Stockholders’ equity:           
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value      -  - 
Common stock, $0.01 par value      142  143 
Additional paid-in-capital      52,505  48,707 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss      (5,296) (5,898)
Retained earnings      237,100  245,426 
Total stockholders’ equity      284,451  288,378 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity      $416,338  $330,710 
            


Anika Therapeutics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Financial Data
                     
Revenue by Product Line and Product Gross Margin
(in thousands, except percentages)
(unaudited)
                     
  For the Three Months Ended September 30,
 For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
Product Family:  2020% 2019% 2020% 2019%
Joint Pain Management $18,439 58% $27,581 93% $66,168 68% $77,063 91%
Orthopedic Joint Preservation and Restoration 11,715 37% 544 2% 26,233 27% 1,510 2%
Other 1,540 5% 1,490 5% 5,368 5% 6,172 7%
Product Revenue $31,694 100% $29,615 100% $97,769 100% $84,745 100%
                     
Product Gross Profit $17,343    $23,664    $52,282    $64,647   
Product Gross Margin 55%   80%   53%   76%  
                     
                     
Total Revenue by Geographic Region
(in thousands, except percentages)
(unaudited)
                     
  For the Three Months Ended September 30, 
 For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
Geographic Region:  2020% 2019% 2020% 2019%
United States $26,409 84% $23,512 79% $77,848 80% $66,538 78%
Europe 2,954 9% 3,943 13% 11,140 11% 11,396 14%
Other 2,331 7% 2,242 8% 8,781 9% 6,904 8%
Total Revenue $31,694 100% $29,697 100% $97,769 100% $84,838 100%
                     
                     


For Investor Inquiries:
Anika Therapeutics, Inc.
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Executive Director, Investor Relations investorrelations@anika.com
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