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Feb 24, 2020

Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results and 2020 Financial Guidance

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2020-- Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a leading insulin delivery and diabetes technology company, today reported its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 and financial guidance for the year ending December 31, 2020.

In comparing the year ended December 31, 2019 to the same period of 2018:

  • Worldwide pump shipments increased 113 percent to 73,431 pumps from 34,493 pumps
  • Sales increased 97 percent to $362.3 million from $183.9 million
  • Gross margin increased 5 points to 54 percent of sales from 49 percent
  • Adjusted EBITDA (see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below) improved to 13 percent of sales from negative 8 percent of sales

In comparing the fourth quarter of 2019 to the same period of 2018:

  • Worldwide pump shipments increased 21 percent to 19,602 pumps from 16,168 pumps
  • Sales increased 42 percent to $108.4 million from $76.2 million
  • Gross margin improved 1 point to 56 percent of sales from 55 percent
  • Adjusted EBITDA improved to 21 percent of sales from 16 percent of sales

“In 2019, we more than doubled our year-over-year shipments, primarily based on the strength of our Basal-IQ technology adoption. We also pioneered two new device categories with the FDA and received clearance for t:slim X2 with Control-IQ technology, the most advanced automated insulin delivery system available,” said John Sheridan, president and chief executive officer. “As we look to the year ahead, we'll be working to bring the benefits of our t:slim X2 systems to more people with diabetes worldwide, while advancing our robust product pipeline, furthering our scalability efforts and driving the Company to sustained profitable growth.”

Full Year 2019 Results

Domestic pump shipments increased 78 percent to 53,735 pumps from 30,205 pumps in the same period of 2018. Domestic sales were $302.1 million, or an increase of 73 percent compared to $174.2 million for the year ended 2018. International operations commenced in the third quarter of 2018. International pump shipments increased 359 percent to 19,696 pumps in 2019 from 4,288 pumps in 2018. International sales were $60.2 million, or an increase of 522 percent compared to $9.7 million in 2018.

Gross profit for the year ended 2019 increased 116 percent to $194.2 million, compared to $89.8 million in 2018. This included a non-cash charge of $6.4 million, or 2 percent of sales, for stock-based compensation for the year ended 2019, compared to $2.6 million, or 1 percent sales, for the comparable period of 2018. Gross margin was 54 percent, compared to 49 percent in the same period of 2018.

For the year ended 2019, operating expenses totaled $210.9 million compared to $134.5 million for the same period of 2018. Operating expenses included a non-cash charge for stock-based compensation of $51.7 million, compared to stock-based compensation of $21.2 million for the same period of 2018. Operating loss totaled $16.7 million compared to $44.6 million for the same period of 2018. Operating margin for the year ended 2019 improved to negative 5 percent compared to negative 24 percent for the same period of 2018. For the year ended 2019, adjusted EBITDA was $47.4 million, or 13 percent of sales, compared to negative $15.1 million, or negative 8 percent of sales, for the same period of 2018.

Net loss for the year ended 2019 was $24.8 million, which included non-cash charges of $58.1 million for stock-based compensation and $11.1 million for the change in fair value of certain outstanding warrants. This compares to a net loss of $122.6 million for the year ended 2018, which included non-cash charges of $23.7 million for stock-based compensation and $66.5 million for the change in fair value of certain outstanding warrants at that time, as well as a $5.3 million charge associated with the full repayment of the Company’s term loan agreement in August 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Domestic pump shipments increased 35 percent to 17,453 pumps in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 12,935 pumps in the same period of 2018. Domestic sales were $98.2 million, or an increase of 42 percent compared to $69.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. International pump shipments decreased 34 percent to 2,149 pumps in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 3,233 pumps in the same period of 2018. International sales were $10.2 million, or an increase of 43 percent compared to $7.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2019 increased 45 percent to $60.3 million, compared to $41.5 million for the same period of 2018. Gross margin was 56 percent, compared to 55 percent in the same period of 2018. These included a non-cash stock-based compensation charge of $2.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $1.5 million for the same period of 2018, or 2 percent of sales in both periods.

For the fourth quarter of 2019, operating expenses totaled $58.1 million, compared to $41.0 million for the same period of 2018. Operating expenses included a non-cash charge for stock-based compensation of $16.4 million, compared to stock-based compensation of $8.9 million for the same period of 2018. Operating income totaled $2.1 million, compared to $0.6 million for the same period of 2018. Operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2019 was 2 percent compared to 1 percent for the same period of 2018. For the fourth quarter of 2019, adjusted EBITDA was $22.5 million, or 21 percent of sales, compared to $12.3 million, or 16 percent of sales, for the same period of 2018.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $2.7 million, which included non-cash charges of $18.7 million for stock-based compensation and $0.2 million for the change in fair value of certain outstanding warrants. This compared to net income of $3.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, which included a $10.3 million non-cash charge for stock-based compensation and a $2.5 million non-cash gain for the change in fair value of certain warrants outstanding at that time.

Cash Balance and Liquidity

As of December 31, 2019, the Company had $176.5 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. This represents a $19.5 million increase in the fourth quarter of 2019 and a $47.4 million increase since December 31, 2018.

2020 Annual Guidance

For the year ending December 31, 2020, the Company is providing its financial guidance as follows:

  • Sales are estimated to be in the range of $450 million to $465 million, which represents an annual sales growth of 24 percent to 28 percent compared to 2019
    • Includes international sales of approximately $70 million to $75 million
  • Gross margin is estimated to be approximately 54 percent
  • Adjusted EBITDA is estimated to be 12 percent to 14 percent
  • Non-cash charges included in cost of goods sold and operating expenses are estimated to be approximately $60 million, which include:
    • Approximately $50 million in non-cash, stock-based compensation expense
    • Approximately $10 million of depreciation and amortization

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Certain non-GAAP financial measures are presented in this press release, including adjusted EBITDA, to provide information that may assist investors in understanding the Company's financial results and assessing its prospects for future performance. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are important indicators of our operating performance because they exclude items that are unrelated to, and may not be indicative of, our core operating results. These non-GAAP financial measures, as we calculate them, may not necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies and may not be appropriate measures for comparing the performance of other companies relative to the Company. These non-GAAP financial results are not intended to represent, and should not be considered to be more meaningful measures than, or alternatives to, measures of operating performance as determined in accordance with GAAP. To the extent we utilize such non-GAAP financial measures in the future, we expect to calculate them using a consistent method from period to period. A reconciliation of each of the GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable non-GAAP financial measures has been provided under the heading "Reconciliation of GAAP versus Non-GAAP Financial Results" in the financial statement tables attached to this press release. Consistent with SEC regulations, we have not provided a reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in reliance on the "unreasonable efforts" exception set forth in the applicable regulations, because there is substantial uncertainty associated with predicting any future adjustments that we may make to our GAAP financial measures in calculating our non-GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast today at 4:30pm Eastern Time (1:30pm Pacific Time). The link to the webcast will be available by accessing the Events & Presentations tab in the Investor Center of the Tandem Diabetes Care website at http://investor.tandemdiabetes.com, and will be archived for 30 days. To listen to the conference call via phone, please dial 855-427-4396 (U.S./Canada) or 484-756-4261 (International) and use the participant code "4065427".

About Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (www.tandemdiabetes.com) is a medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes through relentless innovation and revolutionary customer experience. The Company takes an innovative, user-centric approach to the design, development and commercialization of products for people with diabetes who use insulin. Tandem’s flagship product, the t:slim X2 insulin pump, is capable of remote software updates using a personal computer and features integrated continuous glucose monitoring. Tandem is based in San Diego, California.

Tandem Diabetes Care is a registered trademark and t:slim X2 and Control-IQ are trademarks of Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “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, that concern matters that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, the Company’s projected financial results and the Company’s ability make pipeline advancements, scale operations and drive towards sustained profitable growth. The Company’s actual results may differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements due to numerous risks and uncertainties. For instance, the Company’s ability to achieve projected financial results, including its sales and profitability goals, will be impacted by the Company’s ability to obtain regulatory approvals for new products and products under development and the timing of any such approvals; market acceptance of the Company’s existing products and products under development by physicians and people with diabetes; the Company’s ability to establish and sustain operations to support international sales, including expansion into additional geographies; the Company’s ability to meet increasing operational and infrastructure requirements from higher customer interest and a larger base of existing customers; and the potential that newer products, or other technological breakthroughs for the monitoring, treatment or prevention of diabetes, may render the Company’s products obsolete or less desirable. Other risks and uncertainties include the Company’s ability to manufacture products at quantities at higher volumes at an acceptable cost and in accordance with quality requirements; the Company’s ability to contract with third-party payors for reimbursement of the Company’s products; and other risks identified in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other documents that the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Tandem undertakes no obligation to update or review any forward-looking statement in this press release because of new information, future events or other factors.

TANDEM DIABETES CARE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments

$

176,458

 

 

$

129,027

Accounts receivable, net

46,585

 

 

35,193

Inventories, net

49,073

 

 

19,896

Other current assets

4,025

 

 

3,769

Total current assets

276,141

 

 

187,885

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

32,923

 

 

17,151

Operating lease right-of-use assets

15,561

 

 

Other long term assets

1,485

 

 

1,258

Total assets

$

326,110

 

 

$

206,294

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and employee-related liabilities

$

54,079

 

 

$

34,784

Deferred revenue

3,869

 

 

4,600

Common stock warrants

23,509

 

 

17,926

Operating lease liabilities

6,320

 

 

Other current liabilities

11,619

 

 

8,978

Total current liabilities

99,396

 

 

66,288

 

 

 

 

Operating lease liabilities - long-term

14,063

 

 

Other long-term liabilities

17,672

 

 

8,731

Total liabilities

131,131

 

 

75,019

 

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

194,979

 

 

131,275

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

326,110

 

 

$

206,294

TANDEM DIABETES CARE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Sales

$

108,398

 

 

$

76,199

 

 

$

362,305

 

 

$

183,866

 

Cost of sales

48,126

 

 

34,664

 

 

168,093

 

 

94,044

 

Gross profit

60,272

 

 

41,535

 

 

194,212

 

 

89,822

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

45,561

 

 

32,178

 

 

165,735

 

 

105,226

 

Research and development

12,567

 

 

8,797

 

 

45,199

 

 

29,227

 

Total operating expenses

58,128

 

 

40,975

 

 

210,934

 

 

134,453

 

Operating income (loss)

2,144

 

 

560

 

 

(16,722

)

 

(44,631

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total other income (expense), net

585

 

 

3,177

 

 

(7,882

)

 

(77,929

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

2,729

 

 

3,737

 

 

(24,604

)

 

(122,560

)

Income tax expense

77

 

 

51

 

 

149

 

 

51

 

Net income (loss)

$

2,652

 

 

$

3,686

 

 

$

(24,753

)

 

$

(122,611

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share, basic

$

0.04

 

 

$

0.06

 

 

$

(0.42

)

 

$

(2.55

)

Net income (loss) per share, diluted

$

0.04

 

 

$

0.02

 

 

$

(0.42

)

 

$

(2.55

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

59,219

 

 

57,434

 

 

58,507

 

 

48,129

 

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

62,883

 

 

60,874

 

 

58,507

 

 

48,129

 

Reconciliation of GAAP versus Non-GAAP Financial Results

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

GAAP net income (loss)

$

2,652

 

 

$

3,687

 

 

$

(24,753

)

 

$

(122,611

)

Income tax expense

76

 

 

51

 

 

149

 

 

51

 

Change in fair value of stock warrants

226

 

 

(2,548

)

 

11,075

 

 

66,494

 

Other (income) expense, net(1)

(812

)

 

(630

)

 

(3,194

)

 

11,435

 

Depreciation and amortization

1,643

 

 

1,467

 

 

6,072

 

 

5,821

 

EBITDA

3,785

 

 

2,027

 

 

(10,651

)

 

(38,810

)

Stock-based compensation expense

18,684

 

 

10,309

 

 

58,071

 

 

23,736

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,469

 

 

$

12,336

 

 

$

47,420

 

 

$

(15,074

)

(1) Includes $5.3 million loss on extinguishment of debt for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Media Contact:
Steve Sabicer
714-907-6264
ssabicer@thesabicergroup.com

Investor Contact:
Susan Morrison
858-366-6900 x7005
IR@tandemdiabetes.com

Source: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

Media Contact:
Steve Sabicer
714-907-6264
ssabicer@thesabicergroup.com

Investor Contact:
Susan Morrison
858-366-6900 x7005
IR@tandemdiabetes.com