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SRDX Surmodics

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D. C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020

or

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number: 0-23837

 

Surmodics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

MINNESOTA

41-1356149

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

9924 West 74th Street, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(952) 500-7000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

 

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

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.05 par value

SRDX

Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.     Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

    

 

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

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.   

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  

The number of shares of the registrant’s Common Stock, $0.05 par value per share, as of April 24, 2020 was 13,605,831.

 

 

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

2


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements

Surmodics, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

(Unaudited)

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

15,208

 

 

$

30,361

 

Available-for-sale securities

 

 

33,190

 

 

 

24,931

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $240 and $200 as of

   March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively

 

 

8,886

 

 

 

8,993

 

Contract assets — royalties and license fees

 

 

6,282

 

 

 

8,210

 

Inventories, net

 

 

5,740

 

 

 

4,501

 

Income tax receivable

 

 

4,257

 

 

 

558

 

Prepaids and other

 

 

3,738

 

 

 

3,866

 

Total Current Assets

 

 

77,301

 

 

 

81,420

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

29,785

 

 

 

29,748

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

4,788

 

 

 

6,176

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

13,037

 

 

 

14,226

 

Goodwill

 

 

26,276

 

 

 

26,171

 

Other assets

 

 

4,360

 

 

 

2,124

 

Total Assets

 

$

155,547

 

 

$

159,865

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

1,658

 

 

$

2,085

 

Accrued liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation

 

 

2,300

 

 

 

4,581

 

Accrued other

 

 

4,645

 

 

 

4,790

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

4,675

 

 

 

5,553

 

Contingent consideration

 

 

 

 

 

3,200

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

 

13,278

 

 

 

20,209

 

Deferred revenue, less current portion

 

 

9,861

 

 

 

11,628

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

7,442

 

 

 

5,512

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

30,581

 

 

 

37,349

 

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A Preferred stock — $.05 par value, 450,000 shares authorized; no shares

   issued and outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock — $.05 par value, 45,000,000 shares authorized; 13,609,495 and

   13,504,102 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2020 and

   September 30, 2019, respectively

 

 

680

 

 

 

675

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

11,481

 

 

 

10,740

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

 

490

 

 

 

396

 

Retained earnings

 

 

112,315

 

 

 

110,705

 

Total Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

124,966

 

 

 

122,516

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

$

155,547

 

 

$

159,865

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

3


Surmodics, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product sales

 

$

11,770

 

 

$

9,887

 

 

$

21,744

 

 

$

19,638

 

Royalties and license fees

 

 

8,221

 

 

 

9,932

 

 

 

18,369

 

 

 

20,028

 

Research, development and other

 

 

2,831

 

 

 

2,857

 

 

 

5,325

 

 

 

5,251

 

Total revenue

 

 

22,822

 

 

 

22,676

 

 

 

45,438

 

 

 

44,917

 

Operating costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product costs

 

 

3,769

 

 

 

3,093

 

 

 

6,972

 

 

 

6,616

 

Research and development

 

 

11,935

 

 

 

13,555

 

 

 

24,077

 

 

 

25,041

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

6,733

 

 

 

4,876

 

 

 

13,676

 

 

 

10,825

 

Acquired intangible asset amortization

 

 

541

 

 

 

604

 

 

 

1,135

 

 

 

1,210

 

Contingent consideration gain

 

 

 

 

 

(317

)

 

 

 

 

 

(352

)

Total operating costs and expenses

 

 

22,978

 

 

 

21,811

 

 

 

45,860

 

 

 

43,340

 

Operating (loss) income

 

 

(156

)

 

 

865

 

 

 

(422

)

 

 

1,577

 

Other (expense) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment income, net

 

 

210

 

 

 

265

 

 

 

460

 

��

 

581

 

Interest expense

 

 

(30

)

 

 

(37

)

 

 

(70

)

 

 

(74

)

Foreign exchange (loss) gain

 

 

(30

)

 

 

5

 

 

 

(77

)

 

 

141

 

Impairment loss on strategic investment

 

 

(479

)

 

 

 

 

 

(479

)

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

9

 

Other (expense) income

 

 

(329

)

 

 

235

 

 

 

(165

)

 

 

657

 

(Loss) income before income taxes

 

 

(485

)

 

 

1,100

 

 

 

(587

)

 

 

2,234

 

Income tax benefit

 

 

1,947

 

 

 

162

 

 

 

2,197

 

 

 

338

 

Net income

 

$

1,462

 

 

$

1,262

 

 

$

1,610

 

 

$

2,572

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income per share

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

0.09

 

 

$

0.12

 

 

$

0.19

 

Diluted net income per share

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

0.09

 

 

$

0.12

 

 

$

0.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

13,507

 

 

 

13,390

 

 

 

13,474

 

 

 

13,379

 

Diluted

 

 

13,751

 

 

 

13,785

 

 

 

13,779

 

 

 

13,816

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

4


Surmodics, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

(In thousands)

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

Net income

 

$

1,462

 

 

$

1,262

 

 

$

1,610

 

 

$

2,572

 

Other comprehensive (loss) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized holding (losses) gains on available-for-

   sale securities, net of tax

 

 

(174

)

 

 

39

 

 

 

(179

)

 

 

44

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

(768

)

 

 

(779

)

 

 

273

 

 

 

(1,318

)

Other comprehensive (loss) income

 

 

(942

)

 

 

(740

)

 

 

94

 

 

 

(1,274

)

Comprehensive (loss) income

 

$

520

 

 

$

522

 

 

$

1,704

 

 

$

1,298

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

5


Surmodics, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2020 and 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Paid-In

 

 

Comprehensive

 

 

Retained

 

 

Stockholders’

 

(In thousands)

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

Income

 

 

Earnings

 

 

Equity

 

Balance at December 31, 2019

 

 

13,593

 

 

$

680

 

 

$

10,361

 

 

$

1,432

 

 

$

110,853

 

 

$

123,326

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,462

 

 

 

1,462

 

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(942

)

 

 

 

 

 

(942

)

Issuance of common stock

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

218

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

218

 

Common stock options exercised, net

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

Purchase of common stock to pay employee taxes

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

(411

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(411

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,304

 

Balance at March 31, 2020

 

 

13,609

 

 

$

680

 

 

$

11,481

 

 

$

490

 

 

$

112,315

 

 

$

124,966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2018

 

 

13,483

 

 

$

674

 

 

$

6,340

 

 

$

2,184

 

 

$

104,423

 

 

$

113,621

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,262

 

 

 

1,262

 

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(740

)

 

 

 

 

 

(740

)

Issuance of common stock

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

209

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

209

 

Common stock options exercised, net

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

Purchase of common stock to pay employee taxes

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

(17

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(17

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

959

 

Balance at March 31, 2019

 

 

13,489

 

 

$

674

 

 

$

7,510

 

 

$

1,444

 

 

$

105,685

 

 

$

115,313

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended March 31, 2020 and 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Paid-In

 

 

Comprehensive

 

 

Retained

 

 

Stockholders’

 

(In thousands)

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

Income

 

 

Earnings

 

 

Equity

 

Balance at September 30, 2019

 

 

13,504

 

 

$

675

 

 

$

10,740

 

 

$

396

 

 

$

110,705

 

 

$

122,516

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,610

 

 

 

1,610

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

94

 

Issuance of common stock

 

 

130

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

211

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

218

 

Common stock options exercised, net

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

Purchase of common stock to pay employee taxes

 

 

(45

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

(2,267

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,269

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,697

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,697

 

Balance at March 31, 2020

 

 

13,609

 

 

$

680

 

 

$

11,481

 

 

$

490

 

 

$

112,315

 

 

$

124,966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2018

 

 

13,398

 

 

$

670

 

 

$

7,607

 

 

$

2,718

 

 

$

97,615

 

 

$

108,610

 

Net impact from adoption of ASC Topic 606

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,498

 

 

$

5,498

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,572

 

 

 

2,572

 

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,274

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,274

)

Issuance of common stock

 

 

134

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

203

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

209

 

Common stock options exercised, net

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

 

Purchase of common stock to pay employee taxes

 

 

(45

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

(2,545

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,547

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,190

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,190

 

Balance at March 31, 2019

 

 

13,489

 

 

$

674

 

 

$

7,510

 

 

$

1,444

 

 

$

105,685

 

 

$

115,313

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

6


Surmodics, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

(in thousands)

 

(Unaudited)

 

Operating Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1,610

 

 

$

2,572

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

3,600

 

 

 

3,575

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

2,697

 

 

 

2,190

 

Payment of contingent consideration obligations in excess of acquisition-date value

 

 

(608

)

 

 

(2,041

)

Contingent consideration gain

 

 

 

 

 

(352

)

Deferred taxes

 

 

1,388

 

 

 

(213

)

Losses (gains) on strategic investments

 

 

479

 

 

 

(7

)

Provision for bad debts

 

 

137

 

 

 

119

 

Other

 

 

108

 

 

 

(10

)

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable and contract asset

 

 

1,914

 

 

 

(756

)

Inventories

 

 

(1,233

)

 

 

(355

)

Prepaids and other

 

 

(622

)

 

 

(1,430

)

Accounts payable

 

 

(128

)

 

 

1,273

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

(1,826

)

 

 

(4,071

)

Income taxes

 

 

(3,615

)

 

 

(291

)

Deferred revenue

 

 

(2,644

)

 

 

(4,141

)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

 

1,257

 

 

 

(3,938

)

Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(2,311

)

 

 

(3,118

)

Purchases of available-for-sale securities

 

 

(35,863

)

 

 

(20,085

)

Maturities of available-for-sale securities

 

 

27,425

 

 

 

37,458

 

Cash proceeds from sales of property and equipment

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

Cash received from sale of strategic investment

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

 

 

(10,749

)

 

 

14,272

 

Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of common stock

 

 

318

 

 

 

264

 

Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards

 

 

(2,373

)

 

 

(2,678

)

Payment of contingent consideration obligations

 

 

(2,592

)

 

 

(9,064

)

Payments for acquisition of in process research and development

 

 

(1,000

)

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(5,647

)

 

 

(11,478

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(14

)

 

 

(54

)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(15,153

)

 

 

(1,198

)

Cash and Cash Equivalents:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of period

 

 

30,361

 

 

 

23,668

 

End of period

 

$

15,208

 

 

$

22,470

 

Supplemental Information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for income taxes

 

$

6

 

 

$

150

 

Noncash transactions from investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of property and equipment, net of refundable credits in other current assets

    and liabilities

 

$

87

 

 

$

65

 

Right of use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities

 

 

597

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

7


Surmodics, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Period Ended March 31, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

1. Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S.”) (“GAAP”) and, in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, needed to fairly present the financial results of Surmodics, Inc. and subsidiaries (referred to as “Surmodics”, the “Company”, “we,” “us,” “our” and other like terms) for the periods presented. In accordance with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Company has omitted footnote disclosures that would substantially duplicate the disclosures contained in the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read together with the audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019, and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on December 3, 2019.

These financial statements include amounts that are based on management’s best estimates and judgments. These estimates may be adjusted as more information becomes available, and any adjustment could be significant. The impact of any change in estimates is included in the determination of net income in the period in which the change in estimate is identified. The results of operations for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire 2020 fiscal year.

Risks and Uncertainties

We are subject to risks and uncertainties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by a novel strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. On March 18, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released guidance for U.S. healthcare providers to limit all elective medical procedures in order to conserve personal protective equipment and limit exposure to COVID-19 during the pendency of the pandemic. In addition to limiting elective medical procedures, many hospitals and other healthcare providers have strictly limited access to their facilities during the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the global economy, disrupted global supply chains and healthcare delivery, led to social distancing recommendations, and created significant volatility in financial markets.

Many of our customers use our licensed technology and purchased materials to manufacture products used in procedures impacted by the CMS guidance to limit elective procedures. In addition, our customers and business partners need access to healthcare providers and facilities to effectively market, distribute and sell products incorporating our coating and device technologies, as well as our whole-product solutions. Likewise, we and our business partners need access to healthcare providers and facilities to conduct clinical trials and other activities required to achieve regulatory clearing for our products under development.

We believe reductions in elective procedures in response to CMS guidance have had, and will continue to have, an adverse impact, which may be material, to the Company's financial condition, liquidity and results of operations. The severity of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business will depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the duration and severity of the pandemic and the extent and severity of the impact on our customers, all of which are uncertain and cannot be predicted. As of the date of issuance of these condensed consolidated financial statements, the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic may materially impact the Company's financial condition, liquidity or results of operations is uncertain. For further information, refer to “Risk Factors” in Part II, Item 1A of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

New Accounting Pronouncements

Recently Adopted

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) ASU 2016-02, Leases (“ASC Topic 842”). The update maintains two classifications of leases: finance leases, which replace capital leases, and operating leases. Lessees recognize a right-of-use asset and a lease liability on the consolidated balance sheets for those leases previously classified as operating leases under the previous guidance. The liability is equal to the present value of lease payments, while the asset is based on the liability, subject to adjustment, such as for direct costs.

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Effective October 1, 2019, the Company adopted the new lease accounting standard using the optional transition method which allowed us to continue to apply the guidance under the lease standard in effect at the time in the comparative periods presented. In addition, the Company elected the package of practical expedients, including opting not to reassess whether any existing contracts contain a lease, historical lease classification as operating or finance leases, or initial direct costs. The Company has also elected the practical expedient to not separate the lease and non-lease components for all classes of underlying assets. The Company elected the short-term lease recognition exemption for all leases that qualified and has accordingly excluded short-term leases from the recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities.

As a result of adoption of ASC Topic 842, we recorded operating lease right-of-use assets and corresponding operating lease liabilities of approximately $1.7 million and $2.9 million, respectively, as of October 1, 2019 with no impact on retained earnings. In addition, deferred rent liabilities related to escalating rent payments and tenant incentives totaling approximately $1.2 million were eliminated upon adoption, as these items are netted against right-of-use assets. The condensed consolidated balance sheets for reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2019 are presented under the new guidance, while prior period amounts are not adjusted and continue to be reported in accordance with previous guidance.

Not Yet Adopted

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Statements. This ASU requires a financial asset (or a group of financial assets) measured at an amortized cost basis to be presented at the net amount expected to be collected. The allowance for credit losses is a valuation account that is deducted from the amortized cost basis of the financial asset(s) to present the net carrying value at the amount expected to be collected on the financial asset. The accounting standard will be effective for the Company beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 (October 1, 2020). Early adoption is permitted and the guidance will be applied using a modified retrospective approach. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that the adoption of this standard will have on the Company’s results of operations, cash flows and financial position.

No other new accounting pronouncement issued or effective has had, or is expected to have, a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

2. Revenue

The following table presents the Company’s revenues disaggregated by product classification and by operating segment, excluding sales taxes collected and remitted to governmental authorities.

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Medical Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product sales

 

$

5,455

 

 

$

4,558

 

 

$

10,477

 

 

$

9,336

 

Royalties

 

 

6,714

 

 

 

8,313

 

 

 

15,613

 

 

 

15,998

 

Research, development and other

 

 

2,628

 

 

 

2,811

 

 

 

4,862

 

 

 

5,195

 

License fees

 

 

1,507

 

 

 

1,619

 

 

 

2,756

 

 

 

4,030

 

Total Revenue — Medical Device

 

 

16,304

 

 

 

17,301

 

 

 

33,708

 

 

 

34,559

 

In Vitro Diagnostics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product sales

 

 

6,315

 

 

 

5,329

 

 

 

11,267

 

 

 

10,302

 

Other

 

 

203

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

463

 

 

 

56

 

Total Revenue — In Vitro Diagnostics

 

 

6,518

 

 

 

5,375

 

 

 

11,730

 

 

 

10,358

 

Total Revenue

 

$

22,822

 

 

$

22,676

 

 

$

45,438

 

 

$

44,917

 

 

Contract Assets, Deferred Revenue and Remaining Performance Obligations

Contract asset balances consist of estimated sales-based royalties earned but not collected at each balance sheet date and are subject to timing fluctuations at the end of a given period. The Company’s deferred revenue, or contract liability, is primarily related to the upfront and milestone payments received pursuant to the collaborative license and commercialization agreement with Abbott Vascular, Inc. (the “Abbott Agreement”) for the Company’s SurVeil™ drug-coated balloon product (“SurVeil DCB”) discussed in Note 3.

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As of March 31, 2020, the estimated revenue expected to be recognized in future periods related to performance obligations that are unsatisfied for executed contracts with an original duration of one year or more totaled approximately $14.3 million. These remaining performance obligations relate to the Abbott Agreement (Note 3), exclude contingent milestone payments under the Abbott Agreement, and are expected to be recognized over the next five years through fiscal 2025 as services, principally the TRANSCEND study, are completed.

3. Collaborative Arrangement

Under the Abbott Agreement, Abbott will have exclusive worldwide commercialization rights for the SurVeil DCB to treat the superficial femoral artery, which is currently being evaluated in a U.S. pivotal clinical trial. Separately, Abbott also received options to negotiate agreements for Surmodics' below-the-knee and arteriovenous (“AV”) fistula drug-coated balloon (“DCB”) products, which are currently in pre-clinical development and a first-in-human clinical study, respectively. Surmodics is responsible for conducting all necessary clinical trials and other activities required to achieve U.S. and European Union regulatory clearances for the SurVeil DCB, including completion of the ongoing TRANSCEND clinical trial. Abbott and Surmodics participate on a joint development committee charged with providing guidance on the Company’s clinical and regulatory activities with regard to the SurVeil DCB product.

To account for the Abbott Agreement, the Company applied the guidance in ASC Topic 808 (Collaborative Arrangements) as the parties are active participants and are exposed to significant risks and rewards dependent on commercial success of the collaborative activity.

The Company has received a $25 million upfront fee as well as a $10 million milestone payment under the Abbott Agreement and may receive up to $56 million of additional payments upon achievement of various clinical and regulatory milestones. Revenue recognized from the Abbott agreement totaled $1.5 million and $1.6 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $2.8 million and $4.0 million in the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, all of which was previously included in deferred revenue. As of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019, deferred revenue from the upfront and milestone payments received of $14.3 million and $17.1 million, respectively, was recorded in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Upon the commercialization of the SurVeil DCB, Surmodics will be responsible for the manufacture and supply of clinical and commercial quantities of the product. Revenue from these product sales, including a per-unit transfer price and a share of net profits resulting from third-party sales by Abbott, will be recognized if and when these products are shipped and control is transferred to the customer.

 

 

4. Fair Value Measurements

The accounting guidance on fair value measurements defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value under GAAP, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. The guidance is applicable for all financial assets and financial liabilities and for all nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis (at least annually). Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received from selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. When determining the fair value measurements for assets and liabilities required or permitted to be recorded at fair value, the Company considers the principal or most advantageous market in which it would transact and also considers assumptions that market participants would use when pricing the asset or liability, such as inherent risk, transfer restrictions and risk of nonperformance.

Fair Value Hierarchy

Accounting guidance on fair value measurements requires that assets and liabilities carried at fair value be classified and disclosed in one of the following three categories:

Level 1 — Quoted (unadjusted) prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

The Company did not have any Level 1 assets as of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019.

Level 2 — Observable inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the asset or liability.

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The Company’s Level 2 assets as of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019 consisted of money market funds, commercial paper instruments and corporate bonds.

Level 3 — Unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities. Level 3 assets and liabilities include those whose fair value measurements are determined using pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies or similar valuation techniques, as well as significant management judgment or estimation. In valuing Level 3 assets and liabilities, the Company is required to maximize the use of quoted market prices and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.

The Company’s Level 3 liability as of September 30, 2019 consisted of contingent consideration obligations related to the fiscal 2016 acquisition of NorMedix, Inc. (“NorMedix”).

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

In instances where the inputs used to measure fair value fall into different levels of the fair value hierarchy, the fair value measurement has been determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. The Company’s assessment of the significance of a particular item to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment, including the consideration of inputs specific to the asset or liability.

Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis by level of the fair value hierarchy were as follows:

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Quoted Prices in

Active Markets

for Identical

Instruments

(Level 1)

 

 

Significant

Other

Observable

Inputs

(Level 2)

 

 

Significant

Unobservable

Inputs

(Level 3)

 

 

Total

Fair Value

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash equivalents

 

$

 

 

$

10,394

 

 

$

 

 

$

10,394

 

Available-for-sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

33,190

 

 

 

 

 

 

33,190

 

Total assets

 

$

 

 

$

43,584

 

 

$

 

 

$

43,584

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2019

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Quoted Prices in

Active Markets

for Identical

Instruments

(Level 1)

 

 

Significant

Other

Observable

Inputs

(Level 2)

 

 

Significant

Unobservable

Inputs

(Level 3)

 

 

Total

Fair Value

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash equivalents

 

$

 

 

$

24,375

 

 

$

 

 

$

24,375

 

Available-for-sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

24,931

 

 

 

 

 

$

24,931

 

Total assets

 

$

 

 

$

49,306

 

 

$

 

 

$

49,306

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contingent consideration

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

(3,200

)

 

$

(3,200

)

Total liabilities

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

(3,200

)

 

$

(3,200

)

 

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Changes in the contingent consideration liabilities measured at fair value using Level 3 inputs were as follows :

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Beginning balance

 

$

 

 

$

3,326

 

 

$

3,200

 

 

$

14,466

 

Additions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

(362

)

 

 

 

 

 

(511

)

Settlements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,200

)

 

 

(10,979

)

Interest accretion

 

 

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

159

 

Foreign currency translation loss (gain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(126

)

Ending balance

 

$

 

 

$

3,009

 

 

$

 

 

$

3,009

 

 

Settlements of contingent consideration liabilities consisted of payments to the sellers of NorMedix for revenue and value-creating milestones achieved. For the six months ended March 31, 2020, acquisition-related contingent consideration payments totaling $3.2 million were classified as $0.6 million and $2.6 million in cash flows used in operating and financing activities, respectively, in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. For the six months ended March 31, 2019, acquisition-related contingent consideration payments totaling $11.0 million were classified as $2.0 million and $9.0 million in cash flows used in operating and financing activities, respectively, in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

 

There were no transfers of assets or liabilities between amounts measured using Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 fair value measurements in fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019.

Valuation Techniques

The valuation techniques used to measure the fair value of assets are as follows:

Cash equivalents — These assets are classified as Level 2 and are carried at historical cost which is a reasonable estimate of fair value because of the relatively short time between origination of the instrument and its expected realization.

Available-for-sale securities — Fair market values for these assets are based on quoted vendor prices and broker pricing in active markets underlying the securities where all significant inputs are observable. To ensure the accuracy of quoted vendor prices and broker pricing, the Company performs regular reviews of investment returns to industry benchmarks and sample tests of individual securities to validate quoted vendor prices with other available market data.

 

 

5. Investments

Investments consisted principally of commercial paper and corporate bond securities and are classified as available-for-sale as of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019. These available-for-sale securities are reported at fair value with unrealized gains and losses, net of tax, excluded from the condensed consolidated statements of operations and reported in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income as well as a separate component of stockholders’ equity in the condensed consolidated balance sheets, except for other-than-temporary impairments, which are reported as a charge to current earnings as they occur. A loss would be recognized when there is an other-than-temporary impairment in the fair value of any individual security classified as available-for-sale, with the associated net unrealized loss reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income with a corresponding adjustment to other income. This adjustment would result in a new cost basis for the investment. Interest earned on debt securities, including amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts, is included in investment income, net within other income. Realized gains and losses from the sales of debt securities, which are included in other income, are determined using the specific identification method. Investment purchases are accounted for on the date the trade is executed, which may not be the same as the date the transaction is cash settled.

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The amortized cost, unrealized holding gains and losses, and fair value of available-for-sale securities were as follows:

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Amortized

Cost

 

 

Unrealized

Gains

 

 

Unrealized

Losses

 

 

Fair

Value

 

Commercial paper and corporate bonds

 

$

33,356

 

 

$

 

 

$

(166

)

 

$

33,190

 

Total

 

$

33,356

 

 

$

 

 

$

(166

)

 

$

33,190

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2019

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Amortized

Cost

 

 

Unrealized

Gains

 

 

Unrealized

Losses

 

 

Fair

Value

 

Commercial paper and corporate bonds

 

$

24,918

 

 

$

13

 

 

$

 

 

$

24,931

 

Total

 

$

24,918

 

 

$

13

 

 

$

 

 

$

24,931

 

 

6. Inventories

Inventories are principally stated at the lower of cost or market using the specific identification method and include direct labor, materials and overhead, with cost of product sales determined on a first-in, first-out basis. Inventories consisted of the following components:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

September 30,

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Raw materials

 

$

2,997

 

 

$

2,034

 

Work-in process

 

 

1,521

 

 

 

892

 

Finished products

 

 

1,222

 

 

 

1,575

 

Total

 

$

5,740

 

 

$

4,501

 

 

7. Other Assets

Other assets consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

September 30,

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

ViaCyte, Inc.

 

$

 

 

$

479

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

2,234

 

 

 

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

 

2,126

 

 

 

1,645

 

Other assets

 

$

4,360

 

 

$

2,124

 

 

The Company invested a total of $5.3 million in ViaCyte, Inc. (“ViaCyte”), a privately-held California-based biotechnology firm that is developing a unique treatment for diabetes using coated islet cells, the cells that produce insulin in the human body. As of September 30, 2019, the balance of the investment of $0.5 million, which was net of previously recorded other-than-temporary impairments of $4.8 million, was accounted for under the cost method and represented less than a 1% ownership interest. The Company does not exert significant influence over ViaCyte’s operating or financial activities.

The carrying value of each cost method investment is reviewed quarterly for changes in circumstances or the occurrence of events that suggest the Company’s investment may not be recoverable. The fair value of cost method investments is not adjusted if there are no identified events or changes in circumstances that may have a material effect on the fair value of the investment. In the second quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company recorded a $0.5 million other-than-temporary impairment loss based on a current financing round and market valuations to reduce the carrying value of the investment to zero.

Other noncurrent assets include prepaid expenses related to our ongoing clinical trials and a receivable related to refundable Irish research and development tax credits.

 

 

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8. Intangible Assets

Intangible assets consist principally of acquired patents and technology, customer lists and relationships, licenses, and trademarks. Intangible asset amortization expense was $0.6 million and $0.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $1.3 million for each of the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

Intangible assets consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Weighted Average Original Life (Years)

 

 

Gross

Carrying

Amount

 

 

Accumulated Amortization

 

 

Net

 

Definite-lived intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer lists and relationships

 

 

8.9

 

 

$

17,460

 

 

$

(11,404

)

 

$

6,056

 

Developed technology

 

 

11.5

 

 

$

9,510

 

 

$

(3,650

)

 

$

5,860

 

Non-compete

 

 

5.0

 

 

$

230

 

 

$

(219

)

 

$

11

 

Patents and other

 

 

16.5

 

 

$

2,321

 

 

$

(1,791

)

 

$

530

 

Total definite-lived intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

29,521

 

 

 

(17,064

)

 

 

12,457

 

Unamortized intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks and trade names

 

 

 

 

 

 

580

 

 

 

 

 

 

580

 

Total intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

$

30,101

 

 

$

(17,064

)

 

$

13,037

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2019

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Weighted Average Original Life (Years)

 

 

Gross Carrying Amount

 

 

Accumulated Amortization

 

 

Net

 

Definite-lived intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer lists and relationships

 

 

8.9

 

 

$

17,374

 

 

$

(10,661

)

 

$

6,713

 

Developed technology

 

 

11.5

 

 

 

9,490

 

 

 

(3,196

)

 

 

6,294

 

Non-compete

 

 

5.0

 

 

 

230

 

 

 

(196

)

 

 

34

 

Patents and other

 

 

16.5

 

 

 

2,321

 

 

 

(1,716

)

 

 

605

 

Total definite-lived intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

29,415

 

 

 

(15,769

)

 

 

13,646

 

Unamortized intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks and trade names

 

 

 

 

 

 

580

 

 

 

 

 

 

580

 

Total intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

$

29,995

 

 

$

(15,769

)

 

$

14,226

 

 

Based on the intangible assets in service as of March 31, 2020, estimated amortization expense for the remainder of fiscal 2020 and each of the next five fiscal years is as follows (in thousands):

 

Remainder of 2020

 

$

1,177

 

2021

 

 

2,287

 

2022

 

 

2,247

 

2023

 

 

1,596

 

2024

 

 

1,591

 

2025

 

 

1,532

 

 

Future amortization amounts presented above are estimates. Actual future amortization expense may be different as a result of future acquisitions, impairments, changes in amortization periods, foreign currency translation rates, or other factors.

 

9. Goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of an acquired entity over the fair value assigned to the assets purchased and liabilities assumed in connection with a business acquisition. Goodwill is not amortized but is subject, at a minimum, to annual tests for impairment in accordance with accounting guidance for goodwill. The carrying amount of goodwill is evaluated annually, and between annual evaluations if events occur or circumstances change and indicate that the carrying amount of goodwill may be impaired.

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Goodwill in the Medical Device reporting unit represents the gross value from the fiscal 2016 acquisitions of Creagh Medical Limited (“Creagh Medical”) and NorMedix. Goodwill in the In Vitro Diagnostics reporting unit represents the gross value from the acquisition of BioFX Laboratories, Inc. (“BioFX”) in fiscal 2007.

Goodwill was not impaired in either reporting unit based on the outcome of the fiscal 2019 annual impairment test which utilized a quantitative assessment. The carrying amount of goodwill was evaluated as of March 31, 2020 with consideration of macroeconomic, industry and Company-specific events and circumstances. As of and for the six months ended March 31, 2020, there have been no events or circumstances that have occurred to indicate it is more likely than not that goodwill was impaired for either of the Company's reporting units.

Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by segment were as follows:

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

In Vitro

Diagnostics

 

 

Medical

Device

 

 

Total

 

Balance as of September 30, 2019

 

$

8,010

 

 

$

18,161

 

 

$

26,171

 

Currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

105

 

 

 

105

 

Balance as of March 31, 2020

 

$

8,010

 

 

$

18,266

 

 

$

26,276

 

 

10. Accrued Other Liabilities

Accrued other liabilities consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

September 30,

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Accrued professional fees

 

$

348

 

 

$

434

 

Accrued clinical study expense

 

 

1,639

 

 

 

2,163

 

Accrued purchases

 

 

1,467

 

 

 

679

 

Acquisition of in process research and development

 

 

145

 

 

 

989

 

Due to customers

 

 

490

 

 

 

19

 

Operating lease liability, current portion

 

 

354

 

 

 

 

Deferred rent, current portion

 

 

 

 

 

130

 

Other

 

 

202

 

 

 

376

 

Accrued other liabilities

 

$

4,645

 

 

$

4,790

 

 

11. Stock-based Compensation

The Company has stock-based compensation plans under which it grants stock options, restricted stock awards, performance share awards, restricted stock units and deferred stock units. The Company recognizes share-based payments as an operating expense, based on their fair values, over the requisite service period.

Stock-based compensation expense was reported as follows in the condensed consolidated statements of operations:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Product costs

 

$

15

 

 

$

32

 

 

$

48

 

 

$

64

 

Research and development

 

 

168

 

 

 

178

 

 

 

430

 

 

 

391

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

1,121

 

 

 

749

 

 

 

2,219

 

 

 

1,735

 

Total

 

$

1,304

 

 

$

959

 

 

$

2,697

 

 

$

2,190

 

As of March 31, 2020, approximately $9.5 million of total unrecognized compensation costs related to non-vested awards is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 2.4 years.

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Stock Option Awards

The Company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model to determine the weighted average grant date fair value of stock options granted. Stock option fair value assumptions and the weighted average fair value of stock options granted were as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

Stock option fair value assumptions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk-free interest rates

 

 

1.4

%

 

 

2.5

%

 

 

1.6

%

 

 

2.8

%

 

Expected life (years)

 

 

4.7

 

 

 

4.5

 

 

 

4.6

 

 

 

4.5

 

 

Expected volatility

 

 

38.4

%

 

 

34.9

%

 

 

37.9

%

 

 

33.4

%

 

Dividend yield

 

 

%

 

 

%

 

 

%

 

 

%

 

Weighted average grant date fair value of stock

    options granted

 

$

13.65

 

 

$

18.12

 

 

$

14.24

 

 

$

18.28

 

 

 

The risk-free interest rate assumption was based on the U.S. Treasury’s rates for U.S. Treasury zero-coupon bonds with maturities similar to those of the expected term of the awards. The expected life of options granted was determined based on the Company’s experience. Expected volatility was based on the Company’s stock price movement over a period approximating the expected term. Based on management’s judgment, dividend yields were expected to be zero for the expected life of the options. The Company also estimated forfeitures of options granted, which were based on historical experience.

Non-qualified stock options are granted at fair market value on the date of grant. Non-qualified stock options expire in seven years, or upon termination of employment or service as a Board member. With respect to members of our Board, non-qualified stock options generally become exercisable on a monthly pro-rata basis within the one-year period following the date of grant. With respect to our employees, non-qualified stock options generally become exercisable with respect to 25% of the shares on each of the first four anniversaries following the grant date. The stock-based compensation expense table above includes stock option expenses recognized related to these awards, which totaled $0.6 million and $0.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $1.2 million and $1.0 million for the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

The total pre-tax intrinsic value of options exercised was $0.9 million and less than $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $1.1 million and $0.1 million for the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Intrinsic value represents the difference between the Company’s common stock fair market value on the date of exercise and the option’s exercise price.

Restricted Stock Awards

The Company has entered into restricted stock agreements with certain key employees, covering the issuance of common stock (“Restricted Stock”). Under accounting guidance, these shares are considered to be non-vested shares. The Restricted Stock is released to the key employees if they are employed by the Company at the end of the vesting period. Restricted Stock vesting periods range from one to three years. During the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company awarded 60,112 and 43,713 Restricted Stock shares, respectively, to certain key employees and officers. Forfeiture of 12,980 and 800 Restricted Stock shares occurred during the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. As of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019, 95,359 and 90,409 Restricted Stock shares were outstanding, respectively. Compensation expense has been recognized for the estimated fair value of the common shares, net of estimated forfeitures, and is being charged to operating expenses over the vesting term. The stock-based compensation expense table includes Restricted Stock expenses recognized related to these awards, which totaled $0.5 million and $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $1.0 million and $0.8 million for the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

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Performance Share Awards

The Company has entered into performance share agreements with certain key employees covering the issuance of common stock (“Performance Shares”). Performance Shares vest upon the achievement of all or a portion of certain performance objectives (which may include financial or project objectives), which must be achieved during the performance period. The Organization and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) approves the performance objectives used for our executive compensation programs, which objectives were cumulative revenue and cumulative earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) for the three-year performance periods for awards granted in fiscal 2017 (2017 – 2019). The fiscal 2017 awards also included performance objectives related to achievement of the Company’s strategic initiatives. Awards granted in fiscal 2017 were finalized in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 and resulted in the issuance of 67,653 shares, with a value of $2.8 million, based on the performance objectives relative to actual results achieved during the performance period. The per share compensation cost for each award was fixed on the grant date. The stock-based compensation expense table includes Performance Shares expense recognized related to these awards, which totaled $(0.2) million and $(0.1) million for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019, respectively. Performance Shares expense recognized in the three and six months ended March 31, 2020 was insignificant as all Performances Shares were vested as of September 30, 2019.

The fair values of the Performance Shares, at target, were $1.2 million for awards granted in fiscal 2017. There have been no Performance Share awards granted subsequent to fiscal 2017.

Restricted Stock and Deferred Stock Units

During the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company awarded 16,858 and 11,871 restricted stock units (“RSUs”), respectively, to non-employee directors and certain key employees in foreign jurisdictions. RSU awards are not considered issued or outstanding common stock of the Company until they vest. As of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019, outstanding, unvested RSUs totaled 69,784 and 62,242, respectively. Compensation expense has been recognized for the estimated fair value of the common shares and is being charged to operating expenses over the vesting term. The estimated fair value of the RSUs was calculated based on the closing market price of Surmodics’ common stock on the grant date. The stock-based compensation expense table includes RSU expenses recognized related to these awards, which totaled $0.2 million and $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $0.3 million for each of the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

Directors may elect to receive their annual fees for services to the Board in deferred stock units (“DSUs”). Directors may elect this option quarterly. During the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, 1,846 and 1,422 units, respectively, were issued with a total fair value of less than $0.1 million in each period. Outstanding, fully vested DSUs totaled 31,375 and 29,729 as of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively. Stock-based compensation expense related to DSU awards totaled less than $0.1 million for both the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 and $0.1 million for each the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

1999 Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Under the amended 1999 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“Employee Stock Purchase Plan”), the Company is authorized to issue up to 600,000 shares of common stock. All full-time and part-time U.S. employees can choose to contribute up to 10% of their annual compensation, with a limit of $25,000, to purchase the Company’s common stock at purchase prices defined within the provisions of the Employee Stock Purchase Plan. As of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019, there was less than $0.1 million of employee contributions to the Employee Stock Purchase Plan included in accrued liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Stock-based compensation expense recognized related to the Employee Stock Purchase Plan for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 totaled less than $0.1 million in each respective period. The stock-based compensation expense table includes the Employee Stock Purchase Plan expenses.

12. Net Income Per Share Data

Basic net income per common share is calculated by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per common share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common and dilutive common equivalent shares outstanding during the period. The Company’s potentially dilutive common shares are those that result from dilutive common stock options, non-vested stock relating to restricted stock awards, restricted stock units, and deferred stock units, as well as performance shares in years prior to fiscal 2020. Options to purchase shares of common stock as well as unvested restricted stock and performance stock units are considered to be potentially dilutive common shares.

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The calculation of weighted average diluted shares outstanding excludes outstanding stock options associated with the right to purchase less than 0.1 million and 0.2 million shares of common stock for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and less than 0.1 million and 0.2 million shares of common stock for the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, as their inclusion would have had an antidilutive effect on diluted net income per share for those periods.

The following table sets forth the denominator for the computation of basic and diluted net income per share (in thousands):

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Net income available to common shareholders

 

$

1,462

 

 

$

1,262

 

 

$

1,610

 

 

$

2,572

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

13,507

 

 

 

13,390

 

 

 

13,474

 

 

 

13,379

 

Dilutive effect of outstanding stock options,

   nonvested restricted stock, restricted stock

   units, deferred stock units and performance

   shares

 

 

244

 

 

 

395

 

 

 

305

 

 

 

437

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

13,751

 

 

 

13,785

 

 

 

13,779

 

 

 

13,816

 

 

The Company’s Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $25.3 million of the Company’s outstanding common stock. This authorization does not have an expiration date.

 

13. Income Taxes

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), enacted on March 27, 2020, includes significant business tax provisions. In particular, the CARES Act modified the rules associated with net operating losses (“NOLs”) and made technical corrections to tax depreciation methods for qualified improvement property. Under the temporary provisions of CARES Act, NOL carryforwards and carrybacks may offset 100% of taxable income for taxable years beginning before 2021. In addition, NOLs arising in 2018, 2019 and 2020 taxable years may be carried back to each of the preceding five years to generate a refund.

The Company recorded an income tax benefit of $1.9 million and $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $2.2 million and $0.3 million for the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. In the three and six months ended March 31, 2020, the income tax benefit includes a discrete tax benefit of $1.8 million as result of our ability under the CARES Act to carry back NOLs incurred to periods when the statutory tax rate was 35% versus our current tax rate of 21%.

The effective income tax rate for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 differs from the U.S. federal statutory tax rate of 21% primarily due to the discrete tax benefits recognized under the CARES Act, favorable impacts of the U.S. federal research and development tax credits in both periods, stock award activity in the six-month period, and operating results of our Irish subsidiary, where tax benefit is offset by a valuation allowance. The Company recognized discrete tax benefits related to stock-based compensation awards vested, expired, cancelled and exercised of less than $0.1 million in each of three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 and $0.3 million and $0.5 million in the six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

The total amount of unrecognized tax benefits, excluding interest and penalties that, if recognized, would affect the effective tax rate is $2.7 million and $2.1 million as of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively. Interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits are recorded in the income tax benefit.

For interim income tax reporting, the Company estimates its annual effective tax rate and applies it to year-to-date pretax (loss) income, excluding unusual or infrequently occurring discrete items. Tax jurisdictions with losses for which tax benefits cannot be realized are excluded. The Company files income tax returns, including returns for its subsidiaries, in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and in various state jurisdictions as well as several non-U.S. jurisdictions. Uncertain tax positions are related to tax years that remain subject to examination. U.S. income tax returns for years prior to fiscal 2016 are no longer subject to examination by federal tax authorities. For tax returns for state and local jurisdictions, the Company is no longer subject to examination for tax years generally before fiscal 2009. For tax returns for non-U.S. jurisdictions, the Company is no longer subject to income tax examination for years prior to 2014. Additionally, the Company has been indemnified of liability for any taxes relating to Creagh Medical and NorMedix for periods prior to their respective acquisition dates, pursuant to the terms of the related share purchase agreements. There were no undistributed earnings in foreign subsidiaries as of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019.

 

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14. Segment Information

The Company’s management evaluates performance and allocates resources based on reported results for two reportable segments, as follows: (1) the Medical Device unit, which designs, develops and manufactures interventional medical devices, primarily for the peripheral vascular market; surface modification coating technologies to improve access, deliverability, and predictable deployment of medical devices; as well as drug-delivery coating technologies to provide site-specific drug-delivery from the surface of a medical device, with end markets that include coronary, peripheral, neuro-vascular and urology, among others, and (2) the In Vitro Diagnostics unit, which consists of component products and technologies for diagnostic test kits and biomedical research applications, with products that include protein stabilization reagents, substrates, antigens and surface coatings.

Segment revenue, operating (loss) income, and depreciation and amortization, were as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Device

 

$

16,304

 

 

$

17,301

 

 

$

33,708

 

 

$

34,559

 

In Vitro Diagnostics

 

 

6,518

 

 

 

5,375

 

 

 

11,730

 

 

 

10,358

 

Total revenue

 

$

22,822

 

 

$

22,676

 

 

$

45,438

 

 

$

44,917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Device

 

$

(1,453

)

 

$

(23

)

 

$

(1,876

)

 

$

334

 

In Vitro Diagnostics

 

 

3,462

 

 

 

2,915

 

 

 

6,061

 

 

 

5,370

 

Total segment operating income

 

 

2,009

 

 

 

2,892

 

 

 

4,185

 

 

 

5,704

 

Corporate

 

 

(2,165

)

 

 

(2,027

)

 

 

(4,607

)

 

 

(4,127

)

Total operating (loss) income

 

$

(156

)

 

$

865

 

 

$

(422

)

 

$

1,577

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Device

 

$

1,439

 

 

$

1,447

 

 

$

2,894

 

 

$

2,835

 

In Vitro Diagnostics

 

 

109

 

 

 

117

 

 

 

219

 

 

 

233

 

Corporate

 

 

248

 

 

 

255

 

 

 

487

 

 

 

507

 

Total depreciation and amortization

 

$

1,796

 

 

$

1,819

 

 

$

3,600

 

 

$

3,575

 

The Corporate category includes expenses that are not fully allocated to Medical Device and In Vitro Diagnostics segments. These Corporate costs are related to functions, such as executive management, corporate accounting, legal, human resources and Board of Directors. Corporate may also include expenses which are not specific to a segment and thus not allocated to the operating segments.

Asset information by operating segment is not presented because the Company does not provide its chief operating decision maker assets by operating segment, as the data is not readily available or significant to the decision-making process.

15. Leases

The Company leases facilities for research, office, manufacturing and warehousing. The Company determines whether a contract is a lease or contains a lease at inception date. Upon commencement, the Company recognizes a right-of-use asset and lease liability based on the net present value of the future minimum lease payments over the lease term at the commencement date. The net present value of future minimum lease payments recorded upon lease commencement is reduced by the discounted value of any leasehold improvement incentives payable to the Company considered to be in-substance fixed payments. The unamortized balance of leasehold improvement incentives in the form of tenant allowances represents the primary difference between the balance of the right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities. As the Company’s leases typically do not provide an implicit rate, the Company’s lease liabilities are measured on a discounted basis using the Company's incremental borrowing rate. Lease terms used in the recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities include only options to extend the lease that are reasonably certain to be exercised. The condensed consolidated balance sheets do not include recognized assets or liabilities for leases that, at the commencement date, have a term of twelve months or less and do not include an option to purchase the underlying asset that is reasonably certain to be exercised. The Company recognizes such leases in the condensed consolidated statements of income on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

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The Company’s leases include one or more options to renew and extend the lease term at the Company’s discretion. These renewal options are not included in right-of-use assets and lease liabilities as they are not reasonably certain of exercise. The Company regularly evaluates renewal options, and when they are reasonably certain to be exercised, the renewal period is included in the lease term.

Operating lease cost was $0.1 million and $0.3 million for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020, respectively. Cash paid for operating lease liabilities approximated operating lease cost for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020.

Operating lease right-of-use assets and lease liabilities were as follows:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

Right-of-use assets:

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

$

2,234

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

$

354

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

3,009

 

Total operating lease liabilities

 

$

3,363

 

 

As of March 31, 2020, operating lease maturities for the remainder of fiscal 2020 and each of the next five fiscal years are as follows (in thousands):

 

Remainder of 2020

 

$

243

 

2021

 

 

539

 

2022

 

 

537

 

2023

 

 

548

 

2024

 

 

559

 

2025

 

 

570

 

Thereafter

 

 

1,507

 

Total expected operating lease payments

 

 

4,503

 

Less: Imputed interest

 

 

(1,140

)

Total operating lease liabilities

 

$

3,363

 

 

As of March 31, 2020, the weighted average remaining lease term for operating leases was 7.9 years and the weighted average discount rate used to determine operating lease liabilities was 4.6%.

16. Commitments and Contingencies

Litigation. From time to time, the Company may become involved in various legal actions involving its operations, products and technologies, including intellectual property and employment disputes. The outcomes of these legal actions are not within the Company’s complete control and may not be known for prolonged periods of time. In some actions, the claimants seek damages as well as other relief, including injunctions barring the sale of products that are the subject of the lawsuit, which if granted, could require significant expenditures or result in lost revenue. The Company records a liability in the condensed consolidated financial statements for these actions when a loss is known or considered probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated. If the reasonable estimate of a known or probable loss is a range, and no amount within the range is a better estimate, the minimum amount of the range is accrued. If a loss is possible but not known or probable, and can be reasonably estimated, the estimated loss or range of loss is disclosed. In most cases, significant judgment is required to estimate the amount and timing of a loss to be recorded. 

InnoCore Technologies BV. In fiscal 2006, the Company entered into a license agreement whereby the Company obtained an exclusive license to a drug delivery coating for licensed products within the vascular field which included peripheral, coronary and neurovascular biodurable stent products. The license requires the Company to make an annual minimum payment of 200,000 euros (equivalent to $220,000 using a euro to US dollar exchange rate of $1.0999 to the Euro as of March 31, 2020) until the last patent expires, which is currently estimated to be September 2027. The total minimum future payments associated with this license are approximately $1.6 million as of March 31, 2020. The license is currently utilized by one of the Company’s drug delivery customers.

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Clinical Trials. The Company has engaged clinical trial clinical research organization (“CRO”) consultants to assist with the administration of its ongoing clinical trials. The Company has executed separate contracts with two CROs for services rendered in connection with the TRANSCEND pivotal clinical trial for the SurVeil DCB, including pass-through expenses paid by the CROs, of up to $25 million in the aggregate. As of March 31, 2020, an estimated $10.5 million remains to be paid by the Company on these contracts, which may vary depending on actual pass-through expenses incurred to execute the trial. The Company estimates that the total cost of the TRANSCEND clinical trial will be in the range of $35 million to $40 million from inception to completion. In the event the Company were to terminate any trial, it may incur certain financial penalties which would become payable to the CRO for costs to wind down the terminated trial.

Asset Acquisitions. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company acquired certain intellectual property assets supporting ongoing development of the Company’s medical device pipeline and paid the sellers $0.8 million. In addition, the Company is obligated to pay up to $1.3 million of additional consideration upon achievement of certain strategic milestones within a contingency period ending in 2022, of which $0.2 million is guaranteed to be paid in fiscal 2021.

In fiscal 2018, the Company acquired certain intellectual property assets of Embolitech, LLC (the “Embolitech Transaction”). As part of the Embolitech Transaction, the Company paid the sellers $5.0 million in fiscal 2018 and $1.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. The Company is obligated to pay additional installments totaling $2.5 million in fiscal 2022 through fiscal 2024. These payments may be accelerated upon the occurrence of certain sales and regulatory milestones. An additional $2.0 million payment is contingent upon the achievement of certain regulatory milestones within a contingency period ending in 2033.

As of March 31, 2020, $0.1 million and $2.2 million related to these asset acquisitions is included in other accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities, respectively, on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. As of September 30, 2019, $1.0 million and $2.1 million related to these asset acquisitions is included in other accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities, respectively, on the consolidated balance sheets.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis provides information management believes is useful in understanding the operating results, cash flows and financial condition of Surmodics, Inc. and subsidiaries (referred to as “Surmodics,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our” and other like terms). The discussion should be read in conjunction with both the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our audited consolidated financial statements and related notes and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, each included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. This discussion contains various “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We refer readers to the statement entitled “Forward-Looking Statements” located at the end of this Item 2.

Overview

Surmodics is a leading provider of medical device and in vitro diagnostic technologies to the healthcare industry, with the mission of improving the detection and treatment of disease. We remain committed to developing medical device products and platforms leveraging the technologies and manufacturing capabilities in our Medical Device business unit for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (“PAD”) and other vascular diseases. Our primary focus has been the continued development of our drug-coated balloon (“DCB”) platform, our radial access device platform, and our thrombectomy device platform.

COVID-19 Pandemic Update

A novel strain of coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The disease caused by it, COVID-19, was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020. On March 18, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released guidance for U.S. healthcare providers to limit all elective medical procedures in order to conserve personal protective equipment and limit exposure to COVID-19 during the pendency of the pandemic. In addition to limiting elective medical procedures, many hospitals and other healthcare providers have strictly limited access to their facilities during the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the global economy, disrupted global supply chains and healthcare delivery, led to social distancing recommendation, and created significant volatility in financial markets.

In response to the pandemic and business disruptions, first and foremost, we have prioritized the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and others with whom we partner in our business activities. We have instructed employees to work from home when possible and to maintain recommended physical distancing when working in our facilities. We also have eliminated non-essential in-person contact with customers, suppliers and other third parties.

Many of our customers use our licensed technology and purchased materials to manufacture products used in procedures impacted by the CMS guidance to limit elective procedures. In addition, our customers and business partners need access to healthcare providers and facilities to effectively market, distribute and sell products incorporating our coating and device technologies, as well as our whole-product solutions. Likewise, we and our business partners need access to healthcare providers and facilities to conduct clinical trials and other activities required to achieve regulatory clearing for our products under development. We are carefully monitoring rapidly evolving changes in healthcare delivery systems and may adjust our operating and product development plans accordingly.

Given the unprecedented and dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot reasonably estimate the impacts it may have on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows in the future. However, we expect that reductions in elective procedures in response to CMS guidance will have an adverse impact, which may be material, on our future revenues, profitability and cash flows. The extent and duration of that impact will depend upon the extent of procedure postponements and the duration of the pandemic.

Product Development

Our business model for our whole-product solutions strategy is to design, develop and manufacture highly differentiated products that incorporate our proprietary catheter, balloon, thrombectomy and/or surface modification coating technologies to improve patient outcomes and reduce procedure costs, while maintaining patient safety. We are focused on developing devices that consider the needs of various care settings ranging from hospitals to alternate care facilities, in order to provide improved care and address unmet needs in the treatment of PAD and other vascular diseases. Our strategy has been built on our investment in proprietary device technologies, as well as state-of-the-art medical device design, development and manufacturing capabilities. Over the past several years, we have made investments to enhance our clinical and regulatory capabilities, and in fiscal 2020, we intend to make additional investments to obtain clinical data, reduce the time from product development to commercialization, and drive clinician engagement with our products after approval to optimize adoption.

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Below is a brief summary of our pipeline of medical device products under development and recently commercialized, grouped by product family.

Drug-coated balloons

SurVeilTM DCBpaclitaxel-coated DCB to treat PAD in the superficial femoral artery. In fiscal 2018, we entered into an agreement with Abbott Vascular, Inc. (“Abbott”) that provided Abbott with exclusive worldwide commercialization rights to the SurVeil DCB product. Full enrollment for the SurVeil DCB TRANSCEND clinical study was completed in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019. As of the second quarter of fiscal 2020, patient follow up visits are ongoing. We are engaging with the FDA to determine how to treat data for patients who are unable to complete their visit within the follow-up window because of COVID-19.

In fiscal 2019, we submitted all required modules to the European Notified Body for the Conformité Européenne Mark (“CE Mark”) approval prerequisite for commercialization in the European Union. In our first quarter of fiscal 2020, due to an ongoing regulatory matter concerning the long-term mortality signal from paclitaxel-coated devices, the European Notified Body temporarily paused CE Mark review of all new paclitaxel-coated devices. As of the second quarter of fiscal 2020, the European Notified Body has resumed review of our application and is moving steadily through the latter stages of the approval process. We remain confident in the capability of our devices and the quality of the data that supports regulatory approval.

AvessTM DCB – paclitaxel-coated DCB for the treatment of arteriovenous (“AV”) fistulae commonly associated with hemodialysis. We commenced and completed enrollment in a first-in-human clinical study of our Avess DCB in fiscal 2019. As of the second quarter of fiscal 2020, initial study results demonstrated promising early safety data and performance insights. We are exploring avenues with the study’s principal investigators to publish study results.

SundanceTM DCB – sirolimus-coated DCB for the treatment of below-the-knee PAD. In fiscal 2019, we froze the design of our Sundance DCB. As of the second quarter of fiscal 2020, our application for a first-in-human clinical study of this device has been approved in certain geographies. We are targeting commencement of this study in fiscal 2020, contingent on the feasibility of safely initiating the trial at clinical sites in light of COVID-19.

Radial access

Sublime™ radial access platform – access and therapeutic devices designed to provide access to and treat the peripheral vasculature via the radial (wrist) artery. In fiscal 2019, we received FDA clearance for our Sublime guide sheath, which enables the delivery of lower extremity interventions from the radial artery. In fiscal 2020, we expect to continue to develop and pursue clearance for other radial access devices, including our Sublime radial-access .014” percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (“PTA”) balloon catheter.

Thrombectomy

Pounce™ thrombectomy platform – mechanical thrombectomy device designed to remove difficult, organized blood clots with potential applications for multiple vascular indications. Our goal is to expand our thrombectomy platform to include devices designed to treat deep vein thrombosis, as well as stroke and pulmonary embolism. As of the second quarter of fiscal 2020, we have filed for FDA 510(k) clearance for our first indication, treatment of clots in the peripheral arteries, and are in review with the FDA. We are targeting 510(k) clearance for this first indication in fiscal 2020.

Specialty catheters

Telemark coronary/peripheral support microcatheter. In fiscal 2019, we executed an agreement with Medtronic plc (“Medtronic”) to distribute our Telemark microcatheter in the U.S. and Europe. In the second quarter of fiscal 2020, we achieved the CE Mark for Telemark. Shipment of initial orders of our Telemark microcatheter commenced early in fiscal 2020 in readiness for commercial launch.

.014” and .018” low-profile PTA balloon dilation cathetersspecialty PTA balloon catheters for difficult-to-treat lesions. In fiscal 2019, we executed an agreement with Cook Medical for worldwide distribution, excluding Japan. Shipment of initial orders is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of fiscal 2020.

For more information regarding our product development and commercialization strategy, see Part I, Item 1 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019.

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PhotolinkTM Fourth-Generation Patents

Our fourth-generation PhotoLink hydrophilic technology is protected by a family of patents that expired in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 in all countries where patent coverage existed for this technology. The Medical Device business royalty revenue associated with our fourth-generation hydrophilic coating technology was approximately 21% of our fiscal 2019 revenue. Of the license agreements using our early-generation technologies, most continue to generate royalty revenue for know-how and other proprietary rights, at a reduced royalty rate, beyond patent expiration. The remainder of our royalty revenues are derived from our other coatings that are protected by a number of patents that extend to at least fiscal 2035.

Critical Accounting Policies and Significant Estimates

Critical accounting policies are those policies that require the application of management’s most challenging, subjective or complex judgment, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain and may change in subsequent periods. Critical accounting policies involve judgments and uncertainties that are sufficiently likely to result in materially different results under different assumptions and conditions. For the six months ended March 31, 2020, there were no significant changes in our critical accounting policies. For a detailed description of our other critical accounting policies and significant estimates, see Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations under Item 7 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019.

Results of Operations

Three and Six Months Ended March 31, 2020

Revenue. Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $22.8 million, an increase of 0.6%, as compared with the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Revenue for the six months ended March 31, 2020 was $45.4 million, an increase of 1.2%, as compared with the six months ended March 31, 2019. The following is a summary of revenue by operating segment.

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

Six Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

Change

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

Change

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Device

 

$

16,304

 

 

$

17,301

 

 

 

(5.8

)%

 

$

33,708

 

 

$

34,559

 

 

 

(2.5

)%

In Vitro Diagnostics

 

 

6,518

 

 

 

5,375

��

 

 

21.3

%

 

 

11,730

 

 

 

10,358

 

 

 

13.2

%

Total Revenue

 

$

22,822

 

 

$

22,676

 

 

 

0.6

%

 

$

45,438

 

 

$

44,917

 

 

 

1.2

%

 

Medical Device. Medical Device revenue was $16.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020, a decrease of 5.8% as compared with $17.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Medical Device revenue for the six months ended March 31, 2020 was $33.7 million, a decrease of 2.5% as compared with $34.6 million for the six months ended March 31, 2019.

Product sales increased 19.7%, or $0.9 million, for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 as compared with the prior-year quarter and increased 12.2%, or $1.1 million, for the first six months of fiscal 2020 compared to the same prior-year period. This increase was due primarily to increased demand for coatings reagents, as well a modest impact from recently commercialized products.

Royalties and license fee revenue decreased 17.2%, or $1.7 million, for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and decreased 8.3%, or $1.7 million, for the first six months of fiscal 2020, as compared with the same prior year periods. Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was negatively impacted by the previously communicated expiration of our fourth-generation hydrophilic patents, as well as by the postponement of procedures as a result of COVID-19. Additionally, Abbott Agreement license fee revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2020 declined by $1.2 million due to relatively higher necessary spending early in fiscal 2019 to support the TRANSCEND clinical trial during the active trial enrollment phase. For the second quarter of fiscal 2020, Abbott Agreement license fee revenue was declined slightly by $0.1 million compared to the same prior-year period.

Research, development and other revenue decreased $0.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and decreased $0.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020 compared to the same prior year periods. These decreases were due to the timing of new product development projects with several of our contract R&D customers.

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In Vitro Diagnostics. In Vitro Diagnostics revenue increased 21.3%, or $1.1 million, for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and increased 13.2%, or $1.4 million, for the first six months of fiscal 2020, as compared with the same prior year periods. Order volume from core customers of our distributed antigen products, which fluctuates quarter-to-quarter, was strong in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to the same prior-year period. Additionally, demand expansion continues for our microarray DNA slide products.

Operating costs and expenses. Major costs and expenses as a percentage of total revenue were as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

Six Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Amount

 

 

% Total

Revenue

 

 

Amount

 

 

% Total

Revenue

 

 

Amount

 

 

% Total

Revenue

 

 

Amount

 

 

% Total

Revenue

 

Product costs

 

$

3,769

 

 

 

17

%

 

$

3,093

 

 

 

14

%

 

$

6,972

 

 

 

15

%

 

$

6,616

 

 

 

15

%

Research and development

 

 

11,935

 

 

 

52

%

 

 

13,555

 

 

 

60

%

 

 

24,077

 

 

 

53

%

 

 

25,041

 

 

 

56

%

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

6,733

 

 

 

30

%

 

 

4,876

 

 

 

22

%

 

 

13,676

 

 

 

30

%

 

 

10,825

 

 

 

24

%

Acquired intangible asset amortization

 

 

541

 

 

 

2

%

 

 

604

 

 

 

3

%

 

 

1,135

 

 

 

3

%

 

 

1,210

 

 

 

3

%

Product costs. Product gross margin (defined as product revenue less related product costs) was 68.0% and 68.7% of product revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively, and 67.9% and 66.3% of product revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively. For both the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2020, product gross margin was unfavorably impacted by product mix within our IVD business, partly offset by the favorable impact of both medical device product mix and leverage on volume. Product gross margin for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was impacted by these same factors, with a greater degree of favorable impact from medical device product mix.

Research and development (R&D) expenses. R&D expenses decreased $1.6 million to 52% of revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2020, as compared with 60% of revenue for the same prior-year period. For the first six months of fiscal 2020, R&D expenses decreased $1.0 million to 53% of revenue, as compared to 56% of revenue for the same prior-year period. This decrease is principally due to lower clinical trial spending principally for the SurVeil TRANSCEND clinical trial with the progression from active enrollment in fiscal 2019 to patient follow up in fiscal 2020. This was partly offset by personnel investments in quality, technical, regulatory, and proprietary product development.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses. SG&A expenses increased $1.9 million to 30% of revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020, as compared with 22% of revenue for the same prior-year period. For the first six months of fiscal 2020, SG&A expenses increased $2.9 million to 30% of revenue, as compared with 24% of revenue for the same prior-year period. Contributing to the increase in SG&A expense was a $0.6 million reduction to expense in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 resulting from a claim that was settled for less than the amount we had reserved. Current year personnel and other investments to support product pipeline development and preparation for product market evaluations also contributed to the increase.

Acquired intangible asset amortization. As part of our fiscal 2016 acquisitions in our Medical Device business, we acquired certain intangible assets, which are being amortized over periods ranging from 4 to 14 years. In addition, we own certain intangible assets related to the fiscal 2007 BioFx acquisition. Amortization expense was consistent with the prior year period for both the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2020.

Contingent consideration gain. We recorded net gains of $0.3 million and $0.4 million in the three and six months ended March 31, 2019, respectively, related to contingent consideration liabilities from prior-year acquisitions. Fiscal 2019 gains related to changes in estimated probabilities of achievement of certain revenue and strategic milestones, partly offset by accretion expense. In the first quarter of fiscal 2020, we completed the final contingent consideration payment of $3.2 million to NorMedix.

Other (expense) income. Other (expense) income totaled ($0.3) million and $0.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively, and ($0.2) million and $0.7 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively. In the second quarter of fiscal 2020, we recognized a $0.5 million impairment loss on our investment in ViaCyte, Inc. to reduce the carrying value to zero. For the first six months of fiscal 2020, the impact of U.S. dollar to Euro foreign currency fluctuations resulted in losses in the current fiscal year and gains in the same prior-year period. Additionally, investment income declined commensurate with lower current-year interest rates.

 

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Income tax benefit. For the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and 2019, we recorded an income tax benefit of $1.9 million and $0.2 million, respectively. For the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, we recorded an income tax benefit of $2.2 million and $0.3 million, respectively. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was enacted on March 27, 2020 and includes significant business tax provisions. In particular, the CARES Act modified the rules associated with net operating losses (“NOLs”). In the second quarter of fiscal 2020, we recorded a discrete tax benefit of $1.8 million as result of our ability under the CARES Act to carry back NOLs incurred to periods when the statutory tax rate was 35% versus our current tax rate of 21%.

 

The Company’s effective tax rate reflects the impact of state income taxes, permanent tax items and discrete tax benefits, as well as operating results in Ireland, where tax expense or benefit is offset by a valuation allowance. The tax benefits recognized in the three and six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 reflect expected full-year pre-tax operating results, impacted by our estimated U.S. federal R&D tax credit and by excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation due to equity award exercise activity.

Segment Operating Results

Operating results for each of our reportable segments were as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

% Change

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

% Change

 

Operating (loss) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Device

 

$

(1,453

)

 

$

(23

)

 

 

6217

%

 

$

(1,876

)

 

$

334

 

 

 

(662

)%

In Vitro Diagnostics

 

 

3,462

 

 

 

2,915

 

 

 

19

%

 

 

6,061

 

 

 

5,370

 

 

 

13

%

Total segment operating income

 

 

2,009

 

 

 

2,892

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,185

 

 

 

5,704

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate

 

 

(2,165

)

 

 

(2,027

)

 

 

7

%

 

 

(4,607

)

 

 

(4,127

)

 

 

12

%

Total operating (loss) income

 

$

(156

)

 

$

865

 

 

 

(118

)%

 

$

(422

)

 

$

1,577

 

 

 

(127

)%

 

Medical Device. Medical Device business operating losses were $1.5 million and less than $0.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively, representing (8.9)% and (0.1)% of revenue, respectively. For the first six months of fiscal 2020, the Medical Device business reported an operating loss of $1.9 million, or (5.6)% of revenue, as compared with operating income of $0.3 million, or 1.0% of revenue, in the same prior-year period.

 

Medical Device operating results were unfavorably impacted by the decline in revenue volume during the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2020. Product gross margins improved to 66.9% and 66.5% for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2020, respectively, as compared with 64.3% and 60.7% in the same prior-year respective periods, due primarily to leverage on volume and favorability in fiscal 2020 product mix. Operating expenses, excluding product costs, increased $0.3 million and $1.5 million for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2020, respectively. This reflects the impacts of the prior-year $0.6 million expense reduction from a claim settlement and the prior-year $0.3 contingent consideration gain. For the second quarter of fiscal 2020, increases in SG&A to support our whole product solutions strategy were offset by a decline in R&D from higher clinical study costs in fiscal 2019. SG&A increased in fiscal 2020 as we invest in development of our medical device pipeline and related sales and marketing infrastructure, including additional headcount, to support our whole-products solutions strategy.

In Vitro Diagnostics. Our In Vitro Diagnostics business reported operating income of $3.5 million and $2.9 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively, representing 53.1% and 54.2% of revenue, respectively. For the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, In Vitro Diagnostics operating income totaled $6.1 million and $5.4 million, respectively, representing 51.7% and 51.8% of revenue, respectively. Product gross margins were to 68.9% and 69.3% in the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2020, respectively, compared to 72.5% and 71.4% in the same prior-year respective periods. Product gross margins were impacted by a shift in revenue mix towards products with relatively lower gross margins.

Corporate. The Corporate category includes expenses for administrative corporate functions, such as executive, corporate accounting, legal, human resources and Board of Directors related fees and expenses, which have not been fully allocated to the Medical Device and In Vitro Diagnostics segments. Corporate also includes expenses, such as litigation, which are not specific to a segment and thus not allocated to our operating segments.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of March 31, 2020, working capital totaled $64.0 million, an increase of $2.8 million from September 30, 2019. Working capital is defined by us as current assets minus current liabilities. Cash and cash equivalents and available-for-sale investments totaled $48.4 million as of March 31, 2020, a decrease of $6.9 million from $55.3 million as of September 30, 2019. This change was primarily driven by the $3.2 million contingent consideration payment related to the NorMedix acquisition, $2.3 million in capital expenditures, $2.4 million cash payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards, and $1.0 million payment to Embolitech, LLC for acquisition of in process R&D.

The Company’s investment policy excludes ownership of collateralized mortgage obligations, mortgage-backed derivatives and other derivative securities without prior written approval of the Board of Directors. Our investments primarily consist of money market, corporate bond and commercial paper securities and are reported at fair value as available-for-sale investments totaling $33.2 as of March 31, 2020. Our investment policy requires that no more than 5% of investments be held in any one credit or issue, excluding U.S. government and government agency obligations. The primary investment objective of the portfolio is to provide for the safety of principal and appropriate liquidity while generating an above-benchmark (Barclays Short Treasury 1-3 Month Index) total rate of return on a pre-tax basis. Management plans to continue to direct its investment advisors to manage the Company’s securities investments primarily for the safety of principal and the enhancement of liquidity for the time being as it continues to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company, its business and its cash flows.

The following table is a summary of cash provided by (used in) operating, investing, and financing activities, the effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents, and the net change in cash and cash equivalents:

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Cash provided by (used in):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

 

 

1,257

 

 

 

(3,938

)

Investing activities

 

 

(10,749

)

 

 

14,272

 

Financing activities

 

 

(5,647

)

 

 

(11,478

)

Effect of exchange rates on changes in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(14

)

 

 

(54

)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

$

(15,153

)

 

$

(1,198

)

Operating Activities. Cash provided by operating activities totaled $1.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020, compared to cash used of $3.9 million in the same prior-year period. Net income was $1.6 million and $2.6 million during the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively. Net changes in operating assets and liabilities reduced cash flows from operating activities by $8.2 million and $9.8 million during the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively. Significant changes in operating assets and liabilities affecting cash flows during these periods included:

Cash provided by accounts receivable totaled $1.9 million in the first six months of fiscal 2020, as compared with cash used of $0.8 million in the same prior-year period, due to the current-year reduction in contract assets related to reduced royalty payments receivable from customers.

Cash used by accrued liabilities totaled $1.8 million in the first six months of fiscal 2020, as compared with cash used of $4.1 million in the same prior-year period, attributable to accrued incentive compensation.

Cash used by deferred revenue was $2.6 million and $4.1 million in the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively. This change is entirely related to the timing of recognition of revenue from Abbott in each respective period.

Income taxes also impacted cash provided by operating activities. As a result of the NOL carryback provisions of the CARES Act, income tax receivable increased to $4.3 million as of March 31, 2020, as compared with $0.6 million as of September 30, 2019, and deferred income taxes decreased to $4.8 million, as compared with $6.2 million as of September 30, 2019.

Additionally, the portion of acquisition-related contingent consideration payments classified as reduction of cash flows from operations was $0.6 million and $2.0 million in the first six months of of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively, as it related to accretion expense, which increased these obligations from the acquisition date through settlement.

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Investing Activities. Cash used in investing activities totaled $10.7 million in the first six months of fiscal 2020, as compared with cash provided by investing activities of $14.3 million in the same prior-year period. In the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, net purchases and maturities of available-for-sale investments were a use of $8.4 million in cash in the first six months of fiscal 2020 and a source of $17.4 million in cash for the first six months of fiscal 2019. Capital expenditures for property, plant and equipment totaled $2.3 million and $3.1 million in the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Financing Activities. Cash used in financing activities totaled $5.6 million and $11.5 million in the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively. Contingent consideration payments of $3.2 million in the first six months of fiscal 2020 related to the Normedix acquisition, with $0.6 million and $2.6 million classified as cash used by operating and financing activities, respectively. In the first six months of fiscal 2019, we paid contingent consideration of $11.0 million related to the Creagh Medical acquisition, with $2.0 million and $9.1 million classified as cash used by operating and financing activities, respectively. In the first six months of fiscal 2020 and 2019, we paid $2.4 million and $2.7 million, respectively, to purchase common stock to pay employee taxes resulting from the exercise of stock options and vesting of other stock awards. In the first six months of fiscal 2020, we paid $1.0 million to Embolitech, LLC related to our fiscal 2018 acquisition of in process R&D.

We believe that our existing cash, and cash equivalents and investments, which totaled $48.4 million as of March 31, 2020, together with cash flow from operations, will provide liquidity sufficient to meet our cash needs and fund our operations and planned capital expenditures for the next twelve months. There can be no assurance, however, that our business will continue to generate cash flows at historic levels. Uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic may cause us to seek additional funding to meet our operating needs. We cannot be certain that additional funding will be available on acceptable terms, if at all. If we do not have, or are not able to obtain, sufficient funds, we may have to delay development or commercialization of our products or otherwise curtail our operations.

Customer Concentrations

We have agreements with a diverse base of customers and certain customers have multiple products using our technology. Abbott and Medtronic are our largest customers, comprising 19% and 14%, respectively, of our consolidated revenue for fiscal 2019. These same customers each comprised 16% and 12% of our consolidated revenue for the six months ended March 31, 2020, respectively. Abbott has several separately licensed products, including the SurVeil DCB license, which generate royalty revenue for Surmodics, none of which represented more than 6% of total revenue for the six months ended March 31, 2020. Medtronic has several separately licensed products that generate royalty revenue for Surmodics, none of which represented more than 5% of our total revenue for the six months ended March 31, 2020. No other individual customer constitutes more than 10% of Surmodics’ total fiscal 2020 to date or fiscal 2019 revenue.

Share Purchase Activity

Our Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $25.3 million of the Company’s outstanding stock in open-market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, block trades, accelerated share repurchase transactions, tender offers or by any combination of such methods. The authorization has no fixed expiration date.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2019, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have, or are reasonably likely to have, a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenue or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Item 2, contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, expectations concerning: the impacts, duration and severity of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of responses to it on healthcare systems, the general economy, our business partners, and our operations; clinical studies; our growth strategy, including our ability to sign new license agreements, bring new products to market, and broaden our hydrophilic coatings royalty revenue; investments to obtain clinical data, reduce the time from product development to commercialization, and drive clinician engagement with our products after approval to optimize adoption; the development and receipt or pursuit of regulatory clearance for future products; the impact of patent expirations on our hydrophilic coatings royalty revenue; product development programs; various milestone achievements; research and development plans and expenses, including the estimated cost associated with the TRANSCEND clinical trial; future cash flow and sources of funding, and their ability together with existing cash, cash equivalents, and investments to provide liquidity sufficient to meet our cash needs and fund our operations and planned capital expenditures for the next twelve months; future property and equipment investment levels; plans regarding our securities investments; the impact of potential lawsuits or claims; the impact of Abbott, Medtronic, as well as other significant customers, including new diagnostic kit customers; our ability to recognize the expected benefits of our acquisitions and the Company’s strategy to transform to a provider of whole-product solutions; the timing, impact, and success of the clinical evaluation of the SurVeil DCB; and fiscal 2020 income tax (benefit) expense. Without limiting the foregoing, words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “possible,” “project,” “will” and similar terminology, generally identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may also represent challenging goals for us. These statements, which represent the Company’s expectations or beliefs concerning various future events, are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those of such forward-looking statements. We caution that undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Some of the factors which could cause results to differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statement are set forth under “Risk Factors” in Part II, Item 1A of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and under “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. We disclaim any intent or obligation to update publicly these forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise.

Although it is not possible to create a comprehensive list of all factors that may cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements, such factors include, among others:

our reliance on a small number of significant customers, including our largest customers, Abbott and Medtronic, which causes our financial results and stock price to be subject to factors affecting those significant customers and their products, the timing of market introduction of their or competing products, product safety or efficacy concerns and intellectual property litigation could adversely affect our growth strategy and the royalty revenue we derive;

clinical and regulatory developments relating to the evaluation of risks associated with paclitaxel-coated products, which developments may adversely impact our ability to complete our TRANSCEND clinical trial on any particular time frame, obtain marketing approval (or the timing of any such approval) for our SurVeil DCB and other paclitaxel-coated products, to treat PAD in the femoral and/or popliteal arteries;

our ability to successfully develop, obtain regulatory approval for, and commercialize our SurVeil DCB product, including our reliance on clinical research organizations to manage the TRANSCEND clinical trial and uncertainty related to the impacts of any clinical research relative to drug-coated balloons, including our Avess™ DCB, other DCB products and other catheter and balloon-based products, which will impact our ability to receive additional milestone payments under our agreement with Abbott;

general economic conditions which are beyond our control, such as the impact of recession, customer mergers and acquisitions, business investment, changes in consumer confidence, and medical epidemics or pandemics such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which has, and will likely continue, to negatively impact our business and results from operations (as further described under “Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q);

a decrease in our available cash or failure to generate cash flows from operations could impact short-term liquidity requirements and expected capital and other expenditures;

the difficulties and uncertainties associated with the lengthy and costly new product development and foreign and domestic regulatory approval processes, such as delays, difficulties or failures in achieving acceptable clinical results or obtaining foreign or FDA marketing clearances or approvals, which may result in lost market opportunities, failure to bring new products to market or postpone or preclude product commercialization by licensees or ourselves;

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the development of new products or technologies by competitors, technological obsolescence and other changes in competitive factors;

our ability to perform successfully with respect to certain product development activities, the related R&D expense impact and governmental and regulatory compliance activities which we have not previously undertaken in any significant manner;

our ability to successfully convert our customers from the fourth generation of our PhotoLink® hydrophilic technology protected by a family of patents which expired in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 (in the U.S.) to one of our advanced generation technologies or extend the royalty-bearing term of the customer license agreements, and to offset any decline in revenue from customers that we are unable to convert;

our ability to identify and execute new acquisition opportunities as well as the process of integrating acquired businesses poses numerous risks, including an inability to integrate acquired operations, personnel, technology, information systems, and internal control systems and products; a lack of understanding of tax, legal and cultural differences; diversion of management’s attention; difficulties and uncertainties in transitioning the customers or other business relationships from the acquired entity to us; the loss of key employees of acquired companies;

other factors described under “Risk Factors” in Part II, Item 1A of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in “Risk Factors” and other sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019, which you are encouraged to read carefully.

Many of these factors are outside the control and knowledge of us and could result in increased volatility in period-to-period results. Investors are advised not to place undue reliance upon our forward-looking statements and to consult any further disclosures by us on this subject in our filings with the SEC.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Our investment policy requires investments with high credit quality issuers and limits the amount of credit exposure to any one issuer. Our investments consist principally of interest-bearing corporate debt securities with varying maturity dates, which are less than one year. Because of the credit criteria of our investment policies, the primary market risk associated with these investments is interest rate risk. We do not use derivative financial instruments to manage interest rate risk or to speculate on future changes in interest rates. As of March 31, 2020, we held $33.2 million in available-for-sale debt securities, all with maturity dates of less than one year, therefore interest rate fluctuations would have an insignificant impact on our results of operations or cash flows. Our policy also allows the Company to hold a substantial portion of funds in cash and cash equivalents, which are defined as financial instruments with original maturities of three months or less and may include money market instruments, certificates of deposit, repurchase agreements, corporate bonds and commercial paper instruments.

Management believes that a reasonable change in raw material prices would not have a material impact on future earnings or cash flows because the Company’s inventory exposure is not material.

We are exposed to increasing Euro currency risk with respect to our manufacturing operations in Ireland. In a period where the U.S. dollar is strengthening or weakening as compared with the Euro, our revenue and expenses denominated in Euro currency are translated into U.S. dollars at a lower or higher value than they would be in an otherwise constant currency exchange rate environment. All sales transactions are denominated in U.S. dollars or Euros. We generate royalty revenue from the sale of customer products in foreign jurisdictions. Royalties generated in foreign jurisdictions by customers are converted and paid in U.S. dollars per contractual terms. Substantially all of our purchasing transactions are denominated in U.S. Dollars or Euros. To date, we have not entered into any foreign currency forward exchange contracts or other derivative financial instruments to hedge the effects of adverse fluctuations in foreign currency exchange.

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). The Company’s management, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, referred to collectively herein as the Certifying Officers, carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2020. Based on that evaluation, the Company’s Certifying Officers concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this report, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act) were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time period specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms, and to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports the Company files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its Certifying Officers, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.

Changes in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) during the three months ended March 31, 2020 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

From time to time, the Company has been involved in various legal actions involving its operations, products and technologies, including intellectual property and employment disputes.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

The risks described below and those identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019, filed with the SEC on December 3, 2019, under “Part 1, Item 1A. Risk Factors” could affect our financial performance and could cause our actual results for future periods to differ materially from our anticipated results or other expectations, including those expressed in any forward-looking statements made in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an adverse effect on our business and results of operations and is expected to continue to have further adverse effects, which could be material, on our business, results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, and capital investments.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the global economy, disrupted supply chains and created significant volatility in financial markets. We have implemented business policies intended to protect our employees from the spread of COVID-19. Those policies include employees working from home when possible and employees in our facilities increasing physical distancing.

On March 18, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released guidance for U.S. healthcare providers to limit all elective medical procedures in order to conserve personal protective equipment and limit exposure to COVID-19 during the pendency of the pandemic. Many of our customers use our licensed technology and purchased materials to manufacture products used in procedures impacted by the guidance. Based on the CMS guidance, we adjusted the assumptions used in our royalty revenue recognition for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, which resulted in a reduction in royalty revenues for the quarter. In addition to limiting medical procedures, many hospitals and other healthcare providers have strictly limited access to their facilities during the pandemic.

We cannot predict the duration or scope of the pandemic, actions that may be taken by governments and businesses in response to the pandemic, or the impacts of the pandemic on healthcare systems. The impacts of the pandemic may include, but not be limited to:

Reduced revenues from our customers, including our major customers, whose products are impacted by CMS guidance to limit elective medical procedures;

Diminished ability or willingness of third parties to market, distribute and sell products incorporating our coating and device technologies, as well as our whole-product solutions, due to reduced demand from, or lack of access to, healthcare facilities and providers;

Diminished ability, or inability, to complete clinical trials and other activities required to achieve regulatory clearing for our products under development due to lack of access to healthcare facilities, healthcare providers and patients;

Diminished or lost access to third party service providers that we use in our research and development or marketing efforts;

Reduced cash flow from our operations due to reductions in revenues or collections from our customers and increases in operating costs related to actions we have taken in response to the pandemic;

Reduced business productivity due to inefficiencies in employees working from home or increasing physical distancing and other pandemic response protocols in our production facilities;

Increased susceptibility to the risk of information technology security breaches and other disruptions due to increased volumes of remote access to our information systems from our employees working at home;

Inability to source sufficient components used in our products due to disruptions in supply chains;

Loss of manufacturing capacity, which could lead to failures to meet product delivery commitments, or increased operating costs if one of our facilities were to experience a COVID-19 outbreak;

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Diminished ability to identify, evaluate and acquire, or effectively integrate, complementary businesses, products, materials or technologies due to travel restrictions, physical distancing protocols, and lack of access to third party service providers related to our development activities;

Difficulties in assessing and securing intellectual property rights due to lack of access to, or delayed responsiveness of, third party service providers or governmental agencies;

Impairment of goodwill or other assets due to reductions in the fair value of our reporting units;

Diminished ability to retain personnel over concerns about workplace exposure to COVID-19, or to hire and effectively train new personnel, due to physical distancing protocols; and

Increased volatility in our stock price due to financial market instability.

These and other factors relating to, or arising from, the pandemic could have material adverse effects on our business, results of operations, cash flows, financial condition, and capital investments. Actual or anticipated adverse effects on our cash flows or financial condition may lead us to seek additional funding. Any future debt financing into which we enter may impose upon us covenants that restrict our operations, including limitations on our ability to incur liens or additional debt, pay dividends, repurchase our common stock, make certain investments and engage in certain merger, consolidation or asset sale transactions. We cannot be certain that additional funding will be available on acceptable terms, if at all. If we do not have, or are not able to obtain, sufficient funds, we may have to delay development or commercialization of our products or otherwise curtail our operations. Any of these events could materially harm our business and operating results.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

(c) Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

The Company did not purchase any of its common stock during the three months ended March 31, 2020. As of March 31, 2020, the Company had an aggregate of $25.3 million available for future common stock repurchases under an authorization approved by the Board of Directors for up to $20.0 million on November 6, 2015, all of which is remaining, and an authorization approved by the Board of Directors on November 5, 2014 of which $5.3 million is remaining. These authorizations for share repurchases do not have a fixed expiration date.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

Not Applicable.

Item 5. Other Information

None.

 

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit

 

Description

 

 

 

  2.1

 

Share Purchase Agreement by and among Surmodics, Inc. and the shareholders of Creagh Medical Ltd. dated as of November 20, 2015 — incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s 8-K filed on November 27, 2015, SEC File No. 0-23837.

 

 

 

  2.2

 

Put and Call Option Agreement by and among Surmodics, Inc. and the shareholders of Creagh Medical Ltd. dated as of November 20, 2015 — incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.2 to the Company’s 8-K filed on November 27, 2015, SEC File No. 0-23837.

 

 

 

  2.3

 

Stock Purchase Agreement, dated January 8, 2016, by and among Surmodics, Inc. and the shareholders of NorMedix, Inc. and Gregg Sutton as Seller’s Agent — incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on January 13, 2016, SEC File No. 0-23837.

 

 

 

  3.1

 

Restated Articles of Incorporation, as amended — incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on July 29, 2016, SEC File No. 0-23837.

 

 

 

  3.2

 

Restated Bylaws of Surmodics, Inc., as amended December 18, 2015 — incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 23, 2015, SEC File No. 0-23837.

 

 

 

31.1*

 

Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

31.2*

 

Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

32.1*

 

Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

32.2*

 

Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

101*

 

Financial statements from the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for Surmodics, Inc. for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020, filed on April 29, 2020, formatted in Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL): (I) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, (iv) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity, (v) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, and (vi) Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

*

Filed herewith

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SIGNATURES

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

April 29, 2020

Surmodics, Inc.

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Timothy J. Arens

 

 

Timothy J. Arens

 

 

Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

(duly authorized signatory and principal financial officer)

 

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