Form 8-K
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Washington, D.C. 20549





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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  May 10, 2021


Shockwave Medical, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

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:

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)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 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 10, 2021, the Company issued a press release (the “Press Release”) announcing its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. 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 May 10, 2021
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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: May 10, 2021By: /s/ Daniel K. Puckett        
  Daniel K. Puckett
  Chief Financial Officer




Shockwave Medical Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 10, 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 ended March 31, 2021.

Recent Highlights

“This quarter has been a highly productive one for Shockwave and I could not be more impressed by the achievements of our team and the support of our customers,” said Doug Godshall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shockwave Medical. “With the recent FDA approval of our Shockwave C2 device, followed by the proposed NTAP payment by CMS only eight weeks after approval, we are well positioned to continue to expand our reach in helping to treat patients with severely calcified arterial disease.”

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 was $31.9 million, a 110% increase from $15.2 million in the same period of 2020. The growth was primarily driven by the launch of the coronary product, Shockwave C2, in the U.S. in February and increased adoption of Shockwave products.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2021 was $24.0 million compared to $9.5 million for the first quarter of 2020. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2021 was 75%, as compared to 63% in the first quarter of 2020. Contributors to gross margin expansion included the launch of Shockwave C2 in the US, which has a higher selling price, and continued improvements in manufacturing productivity and process efficiencies.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2021 were $41.5 million, a 45% increase from $28.5 million in the first quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily driven by salesforce expansion in the U.S. and higher headcount to support the growth of the business.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2021 was $23.6 million, compared to a net loss of $18.8 million in the same period of 2020. Net loss per share for the period was $0.68.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $177.4 million as of March 31, 2021.

2021 Financial Guidance
Shockwave Medical projects revenue for the full year 2021 to range from $195 million to $205 million, which would represent 188% to 202% growth over the company’s prior year revenue.

Conference Call

Shockwave Medical will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 10, 2021 to discuss its first quarter 2021 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: 5446898. 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 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

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:
Rob Fletcher

Investor Contact:
Debbie Kaster

Balance Sheet Data
(in thousands)
  March 31,
 December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents $57,006  $50,423 
Short-term investments  120,422   151,931 
Accounts receivable, net  19,613   11,689 
Inventory  33,538   29,859 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  2,533   2,398 
Total current assets  233,112   246,300 
Operating lease right-of-use assets  7,211   7,568 
Property and equipment, net  20,233   16,362 
Equity method investment  6,750    
Other assets  1,764   1,812 
TOTAL ASSETS $269,070  $272,042 
Accounts payable $3,728  $1,466 
Term notes, current portion  4,950   3,300 
Accrued liabilities  23,918   19,942 
Lease liability, current portion  898   873 
Total current liabilities  33,494   25,581 
Lease liability, noncurrent  7,213   7,488 
Term notes, noncurrent portion  11,836   13,319 
Related party contract liability, noncurrent portion  12,273    
TOTAL LIABILITIES  64,816   46,388 
Preferred stock      
Common stock  35   35 
Additional paid-in capital  471,477   469,283 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  16   9 
Accumulated deficit  (267,274)  (243,673)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  204,254   225,654 

Statement of Operations Data
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
   2021   2020 
Product revenue $31,900  $15,197 
Cost of revenue:    
Cost of product revenue  7,892   5,651 
Gross profit  24,008   9,546 
Operating expenses:    
Research and development  10,277   11,890 
Sales and marketing  23,992   10,411 
General and administrative  7,226   6,224 
Total operating expenses  41,495   28,525 
Loss from operations  (17,487)  (18,979)
Share in net loss of equity method investment  (5,523)   
Interest expense  (312)  (277)
Other income (expense), net  (235)  504 
Net loss before taxes  (23,557)  (18,752)
Income tax provision  44   23 
Net loss $(23,601) $(18,775)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $(0.68) $(0.59)
Shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted  34,797,400   31,644,041