ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2018--Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI ® ) (NASDAQ: CSII), a medical device company developing and commercializing innovative interventional treatment systems for peripheral and coronary artery disease, today reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended June 30, 2018.

CSI’s fourth-quarter revenues were $59.2 million, an increase of $6.2 million from the fourth-quarter of fiscal 2017. Gross profit margin remained constant at 81.7%. Operating expenses increased $2.3 million to $44.6 million, driven primarily by the addition of clinical specialists in the first half of fiscal 2018, and increased research and development costs.

Fourth-quarter net income was $3.7 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $0.8 million, or $0.02 per share, in the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA increased $3.0 million to $7.0 million.

Scott Ward, CSI’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are driving strong growth and market-leading performance in our coronary and peripheral atherectomy businesses through strong sales execution in the United States, new product introductions and the launch of our business in Japan.”

Fiscal year 2018 revenues grew 5.9% to $217.0 million. Gross margin increased to 81.8% compared to 80.8% in the prior year, primarily driven by lower unit costs. Operating expenses increased $8.3 million, or 5.0%, to $175.3 million. Net income of $1.7 million, or $0.05 per common share, represented a $3.5 million improvement compared to a net loss of $(1.8) million, or $(0.06) per common share, in fiscal year 2017.

Added Ward, “We successfully delivered annual revenue growth and our first annual net profit despite experiencing temporary business disruptions early in fiscal 2018. Throughout the year, we remained focused on fulfilling our mission to serve patients suffering from coronary and peripheral artery disease. In total, our orbital atherectomy systems were used in the treatment of over 67,000 patients.

“Fiscal 2018 included important milestones for CSI as we introduced important innovations on our existing peripheral and coronary orbital atherectomy systems. We also began expanding our product portfolio with procedure support products and launched orbital atherectomy in Japan, our first international market. We anticipate that growth in orbital atherectomy, a broader product portfolio and international expansion will remain important growth drivers in future periods.”

OrbusNeich to Distribute CSI Products Internationally In July, CSI announced an exclusive international distribution agreement with OrbusNeich to sell its coronary and peripheral orbital atherectomy systems outside the United States and Japan. OrbusNeich manufactures and sells an extensive portfolio of coronary and peripheral products, including stents, balloons and microcatheters. The company operates 12 regional sales offices throughout the world and their products are currently sold in over 60 countries.

Ward said, “We are excited to expand our strategic partnership with OrbusNeich, a globally recognized leader offering an extensive portfolio of vascular intervention products through a large international sales channel that serves Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This partnership leverages the global infrastructure of OrbusNeich while allowing CSI to focus our international efforts on physician training and education to support the expanded use of orbital atherectomy.”

CSI to Host Analyst Day Meeting on July 31 In lieu of hosting a quarterly earnings conference call, CSI management will discuss fourth-quarter results at the beginning of its analyst day on July 31 at 8:00 a.m. CT (9:00 a.m. ET). To access the live webcast on the day of the meeting click on this link https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/c5hxddy7. A webcast replay will be available beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET the same day.

Ward said, “During our first analyst day meeting, we will discuss how we can drive a sustainable competitive advantage by focusing on worldwide unmet needs in peripheral and coronary artery disease. We will discuss our plans to increase the depth and breadth of our product offering and provide superior case support, medical education and medical evidence.”

CSI’s analyst day presentation will include:

A discussion of plans to protect and grow the company’s domestic orbital atherectomy business; How international distribution of orbital atherectomy will drive revenue growth; CSI’s investment in research and development, and its plans to bring new products and technologies to physicians treating patients suffering from peripheral and coronary artery disease; and Long-term revenue growth and profitability targets.

Added Ward, “Attendees should leave the analyst day meeting with greater visibility regarding our key growth initiatives.”

Fiscal 2019 Full-Year Outlook and Commentary Ward said, “We anticipate that the growth drivers that we implemented during fiscal 2018 will gain momentum and drive revenue growth of 11%-15% in fiscal 2019.”

For the fiscal 2019 ending June 30, 2019, CSI anticipates:

Revenue in a range of $240 million to $250 million; Gross profit as a percentage of revenues of about 80%; Net loss equal to 1%-2% of revenue; and Positive Adjusted EBITDA.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures To supplement CSI's consolidated condensed financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), CSI uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in this release. Reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this release to the most comparable U.S. GAAP measures for the respective periods can be found in tables later in this release immediately following the consolidated statements of operations. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for CSI's financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) As many as 18 million Americans, most over age 65, suffer from PAD, which is caused by the accumulation of plaque in peripheral arteries reducing blood flow. Symptoms include leg pain when walking or at rest. Left untreated, PAD can lead to severe pain, immobility, non-healing wounds and eventually limb amputation. With risk factors such as diabetes and obesity on the rise, the prevalence of PAD is growing at double-digit rates.

Millions of patients with PAD may benefit from treatment with orbital atherectomy utilizing the Stealth 360 ® and Diamondback 360 ® Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems, minimally invasive catheter systems developed and manufactured by CSI. These systems use a diamond-coated crown, attached to an orbiting shaft, which sands away plaque while preserving healthy vessel tissue — a critical factor in preventing reoccurrences. Balloon angioplasty and stents have significant shortcomings in treating hard, calcified lesions. Stents are prone to fractures and high recurrence rates, and treatment of hard, calcified lesions often leads to vessel damage and suboptimal results.

About Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) CAD is a life-threatening condition and a leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. CAD occurs when a fatty material called plaque builds up on the walls of arteries that supply blood to the heart. The plaque buildup causes the arteries to harden and narrow (atherosclerosis), reducing blood flow. The risk of CAD increases if a person has one or more of the following: high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, diabetes, or family history of early heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, 16.3 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with CAD, the most common form of heart disease. Heart disease claims more than 600,000 lives in the United States each year. According to estimates, significant arterial calcium is present in nearly 40% of patients undergoing a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Significant calcium contributes to poor outcomes and higher treatment costs in coronary interventions when traditional therapies are used, including a significantly higher occurrence of death and major adverse cardiac events (MACE).

About Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., based in St. Paul, Minn., is a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative solutions for treating vascular and coronary disease. The company’s Orbital Atherectomy Systems treat calcified and fibrotic plaque in arterial vessels throughout the leg and heart in a few minutes of treatment time, and address many of the limitations associated with existing surgical, catheter and pharmacological treatment alternatives. The U.S. FDA granted 510(k) clearance for the use of the Diamondback Orbital Atherectomy System in peripheral arteries in August 2007. In October 2013, the company received FDA approval for the use of the Diamondback Orbital Atherectomy System in coronary arteries. The Stealth 360 ® Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) received CE Mark in October 2014. In March 2017, the company received PMDA approval in Japan for the Diamondback 360 ® Coronary OAS Micro Crown and reimbursement approval effective February 2018. To date, 392,000 of CSI’s devices have been sold to leading institutions across the United States and Japan. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csi360.com.

About OrbusNeich OrbusNeich is a global pioneer in the provision of life-changing vascular solutions and offers an extensive portfolio of products that set industry benchmarks in vascular intervention. Current products include the world's first dual therapy stents, the COMBO ® Plus and COMBO ® Dual Therapy Stents, together with stents and balloons marketed under the names of Azule ®, Scoreflex ®, Sapphire ® II, Sapphire ® II PRO and Sapphire ® II NC, as well as products to treat peripheral artery disease: the Jade™ and Scoreflex ® PTA balloons. OrbusNeich is headquartered in Hong Kong and has operations in Shenzhen, China; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA; Hoevelaken, The Netherlands; and Tokyo, Japan. OrbusNeich supplies medical devices to physicians in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.OrbusNeich.com.

Safe Harbor Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are provided under the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by that Act. For example, statements in this press release regarding (i) CSI’s growth, including growth drivers of orbital atherectomy, a broader product portfolio and international expansion; (ii) the anticipated sale of CSI devices outside of the United States and Japan under the distribution agreement with OrbusNeich; (iii) CSI’s international focus on physician training and education; (iv) CSI’s plans to increase the depth and breadth of its product offering and provide superior case support, medical education and medical evidence; (v) forecasted revenue growth in fiscal 2019; and (vi) anticipated revenue, gross profit, operating expenses, net loss and Adjusted EBITDA, are forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from those projected, including, but not limited to, regulatory developments, clearances and approvals; approval of our products for distribution in countries outside of the United States; approval of products for reimbursement and the level of reimbursement in the U.S., Japan and other foreign countries; dependence on market growth; agreements with third parties to sell their products; the ability of OrbusNeich to successfully launch CSI products outside of the United States and Japan; our ability to maintain third-party supplier relationships and renew existing purchase agreements; our ability to maintain our relationship with our distribution partner in Japan and with OrbusNeich; the experience of physicians regarding the effectiveness and reliability of CSI’s products; the reluctance of physicians, hospitals and other organizations to accept new products; the potential for unanticipated delays in enrolling medical centers and patients for clinical trials; actual clinical trial and study results; the impact of competitive products and pricing; unanticipated developments affecting our estimates regarding expenses, future revenues and capital requirements; the difficulty of successfully managing operating costs; our ability to manage our sales force strategy; our actual research and development efforts and needs; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for product candidates; our actual financial resources and our ability to obtain additional financing; fluctuations in results and expenses based on new product introductions, sales mix, unanticipated warranty claims, and the timing of project expenditures; our ability to manage costs; investigations or litigation threatened or initiated against us; court rulings and future actions by the FDA and other regulatory bodies; the effects of hurricanes, flooding, and other natural disasters on our business; issues relating to our saline pump recall; the impact of federal corporate tax reform on our business, operations and financial statements; international trade developments; general economic conditions; and other factors detailed from time to time in CSI’s SEC reports, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. CSI encourages you to consider all of these risks, uncertainties and other factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained in this release. As a result of these matters, changes in facts, assumptions not being realized or other circumstances, CSI's actual results may differ materially from the expected results discussed in the forward-looking statements contained in this release. The forward-looking statements made in this release are made only as of the date of this release, and CSI undertakes no obligation to update them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Product Disclosures:

Peripheral Products The Stealth 360 ® PAD System and Diamondback 360 ® PAD System are percutaneous orbital atherectomy systems indicated for use as therapy in patients with occlusive atherosclerotic disease in peripheral arteries and stenotic material from artificial arteriovenous dialysis fistulae. The systems are contraindicated for use in coronary arteries, bypass grafts, stents or where thrombus or dissections are present. Although the incidence of adverse events is rare, potential events that can occur with atherectomy include: pain, hypotension, CVA/TIA, death, dissection, perforation, distal embolization, thrombus formation, hematuria, abrupt or acute vessel closure, or arterial spasm. See the instructions for use for detailed information regarding the procedure, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. For further information call CSI at 1-877-274-0901 and/or consult CSI’s website at www.csi360.com.

Coronary Product Indications: The Diamondback 360 ® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) is a percutaneous orbital atherectomy system indicated to facilitate stent delivery in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who are acceptable candidates for PTCA or stenting due to de novo, severely calcified coronary artery lesions.

Contraindications: The OAS is contraindicated when the ViperWire ® guide wire cannot pass across the coronary lesion or the target lesion is within a bypass graft or stent. The OAS is contraindicated when the patient is not an appropriate candidate for bypass surgery, angioplasty, or atherectomy therapy, or has angiographic evidence of thrombus, or has only one open vessel, or has angiographic evidence of significant dissection at the treatment site and for women who are pregnant or children.

Warnings/Precautions: Performing treatment in excessively tortuous vessels or bifurcations may result in vessel damage; The OAS was only evaluated in severely calcified lesions, A temporary pacing lead may be necessary when treating lesions in the right coronary and circumflex arteries; On-site surgical back-up should be included as a clinical consideration; Use in patients with an ejection fraction (EF) of less than 25% has not been evaluated. See the instructions for use before performing Diamondback 360 Coronary OAS procedures for detailed information regarding the procedure, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. For further information call CSI at 1-877-274-0901 and/or consult CSI’s website at www.csi360.com.

Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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