LATHAM, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 11, 2018--AngioDynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO), a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, peripheral vascular disease, oncology and surgery, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year, which ended May 31, 2018.

“Our quarterly and full-year results showed further improvement in our operational outcomes, continuing our path to sustainable long-term growth. We are very pleased with our year-over-year gross margin expansion and solid profitability, as well as our consistent free cash flow generation,” commented Jim Clemmer, President and Chief Executive Officer of AngioDynamics, Inc. “Our Oncology ablation systems, AngioVac thrombus management product, and Fluid Management family of products are each examples of where we are well positioned to win and grow the value of the Company. We will continue to actively focus on pursuing our portfolio optimization strategy, which includes both internal and external growth opportunities. We will look to augment those areas where we currently have a product family foundation with additional opportunities to win, driving sustainable long-term revenue growth.”

Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 were $88.3 million, an increase of 1.6%, compared to $86.9 million a year ago. During the quarter, growth in the Fluid Management, Angiographic Catheters, and AngioVac product lines, as well as two of the Company’s Ablation Systems, Solero ® and NanoKnife ®, was partially offset by declines in its Venous Insufficiency business, PICCs and Midline products.

Currency had a positive impact on net sales of approximately 50 basis points for both the fourth quarter and full year.

Peripheral Vascular net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 were $52.6 million, a decrease of 2.4% from $53.9 million a year ago, as growth in the Fluid Management, Angiographic catheters, and AngioVac product lines was more than offset by declines in the Venous Insufficiency and Thrombolytic businesses. Oncology/Surgery net sales were $12.1 million, an increase of 37.5% from $8.8 million a year ago, as strong growth in our Solero Microwave Ablation System and an increase in sales of NanoKnife, were partially offset by lower sales of RFA. Vascular Access net sales were $23.6 million, a decrease of 2.5% from $24.2 million a year ago, as growth in Ports and Dialysis products was more than offset by declines in PICCs.

U.S. net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 were $70.3 million, a decrease of 0.7% from $70.8 million a year ago, primarily due to lower sales of our Venous Insufficiency, PICCs, RFA, and NanoKnife product lines. International net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 were $18.0 million, an increase of 11.8% from $16.1 million a year ago, primarily due to strong performance in Europe.

Gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 expanded 500 basis points to 53.7% from 48.7% a year ago, largely as a result of the prior-year Acculis recall that was announced in the fourth quarter of 2017 along with ongoing operational improvements, recently completed facility consolidation, and the expiration of a royalty arrangement in the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

The Company recorded net income of $2.1 million, or $0.06 per share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. This compares to a net loss of $12.9 million, or $0.35 per share, a year ago. The improvement in net income was primarily attributable to the reserves for legal matters related to Department of Justice subpoenas, as well as the Acculis recall that were both recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.

Excluding the items shown in the non-GAAP reconciliation table below, adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $7.7 million, or $0.20 per share, compared to adjusted net income of $6.8 million, or $0.19 per share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Adjusted EBITDAS in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, excluding the items shown in the reconciliation table below, was $15.6 million, compared to $14.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company generated $23.8 million in operating cash flow and $23.0 million in free cash flow. As of May 31, 2018, the Company had $74.1 million in cash and cash equivalents and $92.5 million in debt, excluding the impact of deferred financing costs.

Full-Year 2018 Financial Results

For the twelve months ended May 31, 2018:

Net sales were $344.3 million, a decrease of 1.5%, compared to $349.6 million for the same period a year ago. The Company's net income was $16.3 million, or $0.44 per share, compared to net income of $5.0 million, or $0.14 per share, a year ago. Excluding the items shown in the non-GAAP reconciliation table below, adjusted net income for the twelve months ended May 31, 2018 was $27.6 million, or $0.74 per share, compared to adjusted net income of $27.0 million, or $0.73 per share, a year ago. Adjusted EBITDAS, excluding the items shown in the reconciliation table below, was $57.0 million, compared to $58.7 million for the same period a year ago.

Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Guidance

The Company expects its fiscal year 2019 net sales to be in the range of $344 to $349 million and free cash flow in the range of $38 to $43 million, excluding an approximately $12.5 million cash payment to the Department of Justice related to previously disclosed legal matters. The Company expects its adjusted earnings per share in the range of $0.82 to $0.86.

Conference Call

The Company’s management will host a conference call today at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 results.

To participate in the conference call, dial 1-877-407-0784 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8560 (international) and refer to the passcode 13681007.

This conference call will also be webcast and can be accessed from the “Investors” section of the AngioDynamics website at www.angiodynamics.com. The webcast replay of the call will be available at the same site approximately one hour after the end of the call.

A recording of the call will also be available from 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. To hear this recording, dial 1-844-512-2921 (domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (international) and enter the passcode 13681007.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

Management uses non-GAAP measures to establish operational goals and believes that non-GAAP measures may assist investors in analyzing the underlying trends in AngioDynamics' business over time. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures in addition to, not as a substitute for or as superior to, financial reporting measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. In this news release, AngioDynamics has reported adjusted EBITDAS, adjusted gross margin, adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and free cash flow. Management uses these measures in its internal analysis and review of operational performance. Management believes that these measures provide investors with useful information in comparing AngioDynamics' performance over different periods. By using these non-GAAP measures, management believes that investors get a better picture of the performance of AngioDynamics' underlying business. Management encourages investors to review AngioDynamics' financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP to understand AngioDynamics' performance taking into account all relevant factors, including those that may only occur from time to time but have a material impact on AngioDynamics' financial results. Please see the tables that follow for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

About AngioDynamics, Inc.

AngioDynamics, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices used by professional healthcare providers for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology. AngioDynamics’ diverse product lines include market-leading ablation systems, fluid management systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories drainage products, thrombolytic products and venous products. For more information, visit www.angiodynamics.com.

Safe Harbor

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements regarding AngioDynamics' expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, capital expenditures, products, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, as well as statements that include the words such as "expects," "reaffirms," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "optimistic," or variations of such words and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Investors are cautioned that actual events or results may differ from AngioDynamics' expectations. Factors that may affect the actual results achieved by AngioDynamics include, without limitation, the ability of AngioDynamics to develop its existing and new products, technological advances and patents attained by competitors, infringement of AngioDynamics' technology or assertions that AngioDynamics' technology infringes the technology of fourth parties, the ability of AngioDynamics to effectively compete against competitors that have substantially greater resources, future actions by the FDA or other regulatory agencies, domestic and foreign health care reforms and government regulations, results of pending or future clinical trials, overall economic conditions, the results of on-going litigation, challenges with respect to fourth-party distributors or joint venture partners or collaborators, the results of sales efforts, the effects of product recalls and product liability claims, changes in key personnel, the ability of AngioDynamics to execute on strategic initiatives, the effects of economic, credit and capital market conditions, general market conditions, market acceptance, foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, the effects on pricing from group purchasing organizations and competition, the ability of AngioDynamics to integrate purchased businesses, as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in AngioDynamics' SEC filings, including but not limited to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2017. AngioDynamics does not assume any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

In the United States, the NanoKnife System has received a 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the surgical ablation of soft tissue, and is similarly approved for commercialization in Canada, the European Union and Australia. The NanoKnife System has not been cleared for the treatment or therapy of a specific disease or condition.

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