News Release Details

Shockwave Medical Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

November 9, 2020 at 4:05 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 09, 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 September 30, 2020.

Recent Highlights

  • Recognized revenue of $19.6 million for the third quarter of 2020, representing a 73% increase over the third quarter of 2019
  • Submitted PMA application for FDA approval of coronary IVL
  • DISRUPT CAD III IDE study results of coronary IVL featured as a late breaking presentation at the TCT Connect conference
  • DISRUPT PAD III peripheral trial results featured as a late breaking clinical trial presentation at VIVA20 conference
  • Expanded the U.S. Field team to over 100 members

“The successes we achieved this quarter on the clinical, financial and operational fronts speak volumes in terms of confirming the value of our proprietary IVL technology for both coronary and peripheral indications and how it uniquely addresses the challenges our customers face when treating severely calcified arteries throughout the body,” said Doug Godshall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shockwave Medical. “Our team has done a remarkable job of maintaining their focus on patients and physicians as we collectively work to navigate the challenges that 2020 has put in front of us all.”

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Revenue for the third quarter of 2020 was $19.6 million, an increase of $8.3 million, or 73%, compared to the third quarter of 2019. The growth was primarily driven by sales force expansion in the U.S. and increased penetration in both U.S. and international markets.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2020 was $14.3 million compared to $6.9 million for the third quarter of 2019. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2020 was 73%, as compared to 61% in the same period of last year. Contributors to gross margin improvement included continued improvement in manufacturing productivity and process efficiencies.

Operating expenses were $27.1 million for the third quarter of 2020 compared to $20.0 million in the corresponding prior year period, representing a 36% increase, primarily driven by increases in headcount since the year ago period.

Net loss was $12.9 million in the third quarter of 2020, as compared to $13.0 million in the corresponding period of the prior year. Net loss per share was $0.38 in the third quarter of 2020.
Cash and cash equivalents totaled $215.3 million as of September 30, 2020.         

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and 2020 Financial Guidance
While we have continued to see positive trends in our business, we remain mindful of the potential negative impacts due to the current increase in case volumes globally. Given what we experienced in the second quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and due to the uncertain scope and duration of the pandemic, the global resurgence of cases, and uncertain timing of a global recovery and economic normalization, we still cannot reliably estimate the future impact of the pandemic. As such, Shockwave is unable to estimate the pandemic’s impact on operations and financial results and is not issuing 2020 financial guidance at this time.

Conference Call
Shockwave Medical will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 9, 2020 to discuss its third quarter 2020 financial results. The call may be accessed through an operator by dialing (866) 795-9106 for domestic callers or (470) 495-9173 for international callers, using conference ID: 9094859. A live and archived webcast of the event will be available at

About Shockwave Medical, Inc. 
Shockwave Medical is focused on developing and commercializing products intended to transform the way calcified cardiovascular disease is treated. Shockwave aims to establish a new standard of care for the interventional treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease through differentiated and proprietary local delivery of sonic pressure waves for the treatment of calcified plaque, which Shockwave refers 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 our expectations, projections, beliefs, and prospects, including statements regarding our product development outlook, which are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue,” and similar expressions, and the negative of these terms. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are only predictions based on our current expectations, estimates, and assumptions, valid only as of the date they are made, and subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which we are not currently aware.

Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations, financial results, and liquidity and capital resources, including the impact on our sales, expenses, supply chain, manufacturing, research and development activities, clinical trials, and employees; our ability to develop, manufacture, obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for, market and sell, our products; our expected future growth, including the size and growth potential of the markets for our products; our ability to obtain coverage and reimbursement for procedures performed using our products; our ability to scale our organizational culture; the impact of the development, regulatory approval, efficacy and commercialization of competing products; the loss of key scientific or management personnel; our ability to develop and maintain our corporate infrastructure, including our internal controls; our financial performance and capital requirements; and 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 factors, as well as others, are discussed 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. Except to the extent required by law, we do not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations.

Media Contact:
Scott Shadiow

Investor Contact:
Debbie Kaster

Balance Sheet Data
(in thousands)
    September 30,
  December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 215,256     $ 139,045  
Short-term investments           56,304  
Accounts receivable, net     10,711       7,377  
Inventory     28,868       12,074  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     3,033       1,897  
Total current assets     257,868       216,697  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     7,841       8,825  
Property and equipment, net     13,282       4,910  
Other assets     1,667       1,506  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 280,658     $ 231,938  
Accounts payable   $ 1,972     $ 2,790  
Term notes, current portion     1,650       6,667  
Accrued liabilities     16,662       13,777  
Lease liability, current portion     841       774  
Total current liabilities     21,125       24,008  
Lease liability, noncurrent portion     7,685       8,125  
Term notes, noncurrent portion     14,801       7,152  
TOTAL LIABILITIES     43,611       39,285  
Preferred stock            
Common stock     34       31  
Additional paid-in capital     464,812       370,561  
Accumulated other comprehensive income           35  
Accumulated deficit     (227,799 )     (177,974 )
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY     237,047       192,653  

Statement of Operations Data  
(in thousands, except share and per share data)  
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
      2020       2019       2020       2019  
Product revenue   $ 19,590     $ 11,333     $ 45,073     $ 28,615  
Cost of revenue:                
Cost of product revenue     5,277       4,401       14,520       11,606  
Gross profit     14,313       6,932       30,553       17,009  
Operating expenses:                
Research and development     7,891       8,368       27,882       22,778  
Sales and marketing     13,619       8,192       35,236       21,023  
General and administrative     5,610       3,437       17,232       9,684  
Total operating expenses     27,120       19,997       80,350       53,485  
Loss from operations     (12,807 )     (13,065 )     (49,797 )     (36,476 )
Interest expense     (314 )     (251 )     (897 )     (746 )
Change in fair value of warrant liability                       (609 )
Other income, net     218       385       942       1,518  
Net loss before taxes     (12,903 )     (12,931 )     (49,752 )     (36,313 )
Income tax provision     29       26       73       51  
Net loss   $ (12,932 )   $ (12,957 )   $ (49,825 )   $ (36,364 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted   $ (0.38 )   $ (0.46 )   $ (1.53 )   $ (1.66 )
Shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted     34,078,726       28,085,821       32,631,715       21,886,396  


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Source: Shockwave Medical, Inc.