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Shockwave Medical Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

May 12, 2020 at 4:03 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shockwave Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWAV), a pioneer in the development and commercialization of Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat complex calcified cardiovascular disease, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Recent Highlights

  • Recognized revenue of $15.2 million for the first quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 109% over the first quarter of 2019
  • Completed enrollment in CAD III study of IVL for coronary use in the U.S.
  • Completed enrollment in CAD IV pivotal study of IVL for coronary use in Japan
  • Extended geographic reach and now commercial in 46 countries
  • Expanded US field team from 61 to 78 members

“We are very pleased with our first quarter results, particularly given the COVID-19 pandemic that is so profoundly impacting the world. Our results reflect the continued growth and penetration of our IVL products and the hard work and dedication of our teams across the globe as we work to continue to help our customers and patients in any way we can,” said Doug Godshall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shockwave Medical. “The foundation of Shockwave remains strong and I want to thank each employee and business partner for the resiliency and dedication they have shown during this unprecedented time. Our hearts go out to those who have lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic and I want to express our gratitude to the healthcare workers – many of whom are friends and customers of Shockwave - who are on the front line fighting this pandemic.”

First Quarter 2020 Financial Results 
Revenue for the first quarter of 2020 was $15.2 million, an increase of $7.9 million, or 109%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. The growth was primarily driven by continued sales force expansion in the U.S. and increased penetration in both U.S. and international markets.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2020 was $9.5 million compared to $4.2 million for the first quarter of 2019. The gross margin percentage for the first quarter of 2020 increased to 63% compared to 58% in the first quarter of 2019, driven primarily by continued improvements in production processes to drive efficiencies and greater absorption of fixed costs from increased production. 

Operating expenses were $28.5 million for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $16.4 million in the corresponding prior year period, an increase of 74%, primarily driven by sales force expansion and clinical costs from the CAD III and CAD IV studies.

Net loss was $18.8 million in the first quarter of 2020, as compared to $12.8 million in the corresponding period of the prior year. Net loss per share was $0.59 in the first quarter of 2020.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $170.4 million as of March 31, 2020.

2020 Financial Guidance
Shockwave Medical withdrew its previously announced annual guidance for 2020 on April 6, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic reduced IVL catheter sales toward the end of the first quarter of 2020 and is continuing to adversely impact sales in the second quarter of 2020. The pandemic could also significantly impact the financial health of our customers which could pressure hospital spending and impact pricing. As a result of these factors as well as the uncertain scope and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and uncertain timing of global recovery, we cannot, at this time, reliably estimate the future impact on IVL catheter sales, and in turn, our operations and financial results.

Conference Call
Shockwave Medical will host a teleconference at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 to discuss its first quarter. The teleconference will be webcasted live and available in listen-only mode on the company’s investor relations website at An archived webcast of the event will be available following the teleconference.

About Shockwave Medical, Inc.
Shockwave Medical is focused on developing and commercializing products intended to transform the way calcified cardiovascular disease is treated. The company aims to establish a new standard of care for medical device treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease through their differentiated and proprietary local delivery of sonic pressure waves for the treatment of calcified plaque, which they refer to as Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL). IVL is a minimally invasive, easy-to-use and safe way to significantly improve patient outcomes. To view an animation of the IVL procedure and for more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements relating to Shockwave’s expectations, projections, beliefs, and prospects (including statements regarding Shockwave’s product development outlook), which are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws and by their nature are uncertain. Words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “plans,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements about: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations, financial results, and liquidity and capital resources, including on our sales, expenses, supply chain, manufacturing, research and development activities, clinical trials and employees; our ability to design, develop, manufacture and market innovative products to treat patients with challenging medical conditions, particularly in peripheral artery disease, coronary artery disease and aortic stenosis; our expected future growth, including growth in international sales; the size and growth potential of the markets for our products, and our ability to serve those markets; the rate and degree of market acceptance of our products; coverage and reimbursement for procedures performed using our products; the performance of third parties in connection with the development of our products, including third-party suppliers; regulatory developments in the United States and foreign countries; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval or clearance of our products on expected timelines; our plans to research, develop and commercialize our products and any other approved or cleared product; our ability to scale our organizational culture of cooperative product development and commercial execution; the development, regulatory approval, efficacy and commercialization of competing products; the loss of key scientific or management personnel; our expectations regarding the period during which we qualify as an emerging growth company under the JOBS Act; our ability to develop and maintain our corporate infrastructure, including our internal controls; our financial performance and capital requirements; and our expectations regarding our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for our products, as well as our ability to operate our business without infringing the intellectual property rights of others.

These forward-looking statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These factors, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including in Part I, Item IA - Risk Factors in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, and in our other periodic and other reports filed with the SEC. There may be additional risks of which we are not presently aware or that we currently believe are immaterial which could have an adverse impact on our business. Any forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions regarding future events and are applicable only as of the dates of such statements. We make no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may change.

Media Contact:
Scott Shadiow

Investor Contact:
Debbie Kaster, Gilmartin Group

Balance Sheet Data
(in thousands)
    March 31,
  December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents   $   123,111     $   139,045  
Short-term investments       47,278         56,304  
Accounts receivable, net       7,811         7,377  
Inventory       15,921         12,074  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets       3,485         1,897  
Total current assets       197,606         216,697  
Operating lease right-of-use assets       8,495         8,825  
Property and equipment, net       13,084         4,910  
Other assets       1,553         1,506  
TOTAL ASSETS   $   220,738     $   231,938  
Accounts payable   $   2,150     $   2,790  
Term notes, current portion       —         6,667  
Accrued liabilities       15,826         13,777  
Lease liability, current portion       787         774  
Total current liabilities       18,763         24,008  
Lease liability, noncurrent       8,077         8,125  
Term notes, noncurrent portion       16,126         7,152  
TOTAL LIABILITIES       42,966         39,285  
Preferred stock       —         —  
Common stock       32         31  
Additional paid-in capital       374,386         370,561  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss       103         35  
Accumulated deficit       (196,749 )       (177,974 )
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY       177,772         192,653  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   $   220,738     $   231,938  

Statement of Operations Data
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
      2020       2019  
Product revenue   $   15,197     $   7,269  
Cost of revenue:        
Cost of product revenue       5,651         3,072  
Gross profit       9,546         4,197  
Operating expenses:        
Research and development       11,890         7,484  
Sales and marketing       10,411         5,871  
General and administrative       6,224         3,001  
Total operating expenses       28,525         16,356  
Loss from operations       (18,979 )       (12,159 )
Interest expense       (277 )       (245 )
Change in fair value of warrant liability       —         (609 )
Other income, net       504         221  
Net loss before taxes       (18,752 )       (12,792 )
Income tax provision       23         7  
Net loss   $   (18,775 )   $   (12,799 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted   $   (0.59 )   $   (1.37 )
Shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted       31,644,041         9,364,755  


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Source: Shockwave Medical, Inc.