Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): February 17, 2021  

Shockwave Medical, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


5403 Betsy Ross Drive, Santa Clara, California 95054
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(510) 279-4262
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


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Name of each exchange on which registered


Common stock, par value $0.001 per shareSWAVNasdaq Global Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company [ X ]


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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On February 17, 2021, the Company issued a press release (the “Press Release”) announcing its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020. A copy of the Press Release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report on Form 8-K.

The information under Item 2.02 in this current report on Form 8-K and the related information in the exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit Number Description of Exhibit
99.1 Press Release dated February 17, 2021


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 Shockwave Medical, Inc.
Date: February 17, 2021By: /s/ Dan Puckett        
  Dan Puckett
  Chief Financial Officer



Shockwave Medical Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 17, 2021 (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 and full year ended December 31, 2020.

Recent Highlights

“The successes we achieved despite the myriad COVID challenges of 2020 are a testament to the team at Shockwave and to the clinical value of our proprietary IVL technology,” said Doug Godshall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shockwave Medical. “With the recent FDA approval of our C2 device, we will now be able to address a significant unmet need for patients with severely calcified coronary arteries in the United States. I want to thank our employees and our investigators for their hard work and persistence as they have fought through the pandemic to put us in this fortunate position.”

Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $22.7 million, an increase of $8.4 million, or 59%, compared to the fourth 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 fourth quarter of 2020 was $16.2 million compared to $8.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2020 was 72%, as compared to 61% in the same period of last year. Contributors to gross margin expansion included continued improvement in manufacturing productivity and process efficiencies.

Operating expenses were $32.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to $24.1 million in the corresponding prior year period, representing a 33% increase, primarily driven by increases in headcount since the year ago period.

Net loss was $15.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, as compared to $14.7 million in the corresponding period of the prior year. Net loss per share was $0.46 in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Full Year 2020 Financial Results

Revenue for full year 2020 was $67.8 million, an increase of $24.9 million, or 58%, compared to the full year of 2019. The growth was primarily driven by the expansion of the U.S. sales force and international distributor network.

Gross profit for the full year 2020 was $46.8 million compared to $25.8 million for the full year 2019. The gross margin percentage for the full year 2020 increased to 69% compared to 60% in the full year 2019, driven primarily by improvements in production processes and greater absorption of fixed costs by higher production.

Operating expenses were $112.5 million for the full year 2020 compared to $77.6 million in the prior year, an increase of 45%, primarily driven by headcount increases.

Net loss was $65.7 million for full year 2020, as compared to $51.1 million in the prior year. Net loss per share was $1.99 for full year 2020.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $202.4 million as of December 31, 2020.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and 2021 Financial Guidance

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create significant uncertainty globally, including in relation to (i) the scope and duration of the current global resurgence of COVID-19 cases, (ii) the impact of new mutations of the virus, (iii) the timing and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, and (iv) the timing and extent of a global recovery and economic normalization. Given this continued uncertainty, we cannot provide reasonable guidance as to Shockwave Medical’s future results of operations and financial performance. As such, Shockwave is not issuing 2021 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 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 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: 7854854. A live and archived webcast of the event will be available at https://ir.shockwavemedical.com/.

About Shockwave Medical, Inc.

Shockwave Medical is focused on developing and commercializing products intended to transform the way calcified cardiovascular disease is treated. Shockwave Medical 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 Medical 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 www.shockwavemedical.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements relating to our expectations, projections, beliefs, and prospects, 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)

December 31,

December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents $50,423  $139,045 
Short-term investments  151,931   56,304 
Accounts receivable, net  11,689   7,377 
Inventory  29,859   12,074 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  2,398   1,897 
  Total current assets  246,300   216,697 
Operating lease right-of-use assets  7,568   8,825 
Property and equipment, net  16,362   4,910 
Other assets  1,812   1,506 
TOTAL ASSETS $272,042  $231,938 
Accounts payable $1,466  $2,790 
Term notes, current portion  3,300   6,667 
Accrued liabilities  19,942   13,777 
Lease liability, current portion  873   774 
  Total current liabilities  25,581   24,008 
Lease liability, noncurrent  7,488   8,125 
Term notes, noncurrent portion  13,319   7,152 
TOTAL LIABILITIES  46,388   39,285 
Preferred stock      
Common stock  35   31 
Additional paid-in capital  469,283   370,561 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  9   35 
Accumulated deficit  (243,673)  (177,974)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  225,654   192,653 

Statement of Operations Data
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
  Three Months Ended
December 31,
 Year Ended
December 31,
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Product revenue $22,716  $14,312  $67,789  $42,927 
Cost of revenue:        
Cost of product revenue  6,471   5,553   20,991   17,159 
  Gross profit  16,245   8,759   46,798   25,768 
Operating expenses:        
Research and development  9,044   10,075   36,926   32,853 
Sales and marketing  16,436   9,597   51,672   30,620 
General and administrative  6,631   4,450   23,863   14,134 
  Total operating expenses  32,111   24,122   112,461   77,607 
Loss from operations  (15,866)  (15,363)  (65,663)  (51,839)
Interest expense  (315)  (198)  (1,212)  (944)
Change in fair value of warrant liability           (609)
Other income, net  314   827   1,256   2,345 
Net loss before taxes  (15,867)  (14,734)  (65,619)  (51,047)
Income tax provision  7   11   80   62 
  Net loss $(15,874) $(14,745) $(65,699) $(51,109)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $(0.46) $(0.49) $(1.99) $(2.14)
Shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted  34,447,314   29,894,306   33,088,095   23,904,828