Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vascular Solutions Announces Record Third Quarter Results. Edited

Vascular Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: VASC) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Highlights of the third quarter include:
Achieved record net revenue of $19.9 million, an increase of 15% from the third quarter of 2009.
Highlighted the clinical success of the GuideLiner® catheter at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in Washington D.C. in September, with GuideLiner catheter sales increasing by 37% sequentially from the second quarter of 2010.
Achieved net income of $1,464,000, or $0.09 per diluted share.
Issued guidance for 14% to 16% revenue growth to between $20.8 million and $21.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 and net income of between $0.94 and $1.00 per share (including $14.3 to $15.0 million, or $0.83 to $0.87 per share, of income tax benefit as the result of the Company's potential recognition of its remaining net operating loss carryforwards as a deferred asset in the fourth quarter).
Commenting on the results, Vascular Solutions' Chief Executive Officer Howard Root said: "Contrary to what many companies in our sector are reporting, we are pleased to report 15% revenue growth in the third quarter to a new record quarterly level, resulting from substantial new product launches and continued sales expansion of our existing products. Of special note, our GuideLiner catheter has generated unprecedented interest in a Vascular Solutions' product since its U.S. launch less than a year ago, and that interest is translating into broader sales opportunities and increased visibility at major medical meetings. With a full pipeline of internally-developed new products in development, along with acquisition and product distribution candidates in evaluation, we are very optimistic about our ability to continue with our consistent sales growth and success.".....
Net sales of hemostat products (primarily consisting of the D-Stat® Dry, D-Stat Flowable and D-Stat Radial products) were $6.1 million in the third quarter, a decrease of 5% from the third quarter of 2009. "During the third quarter one of our primary competitors in the patch market was subjected to an injunction preventing their sales in the U.S. as the result of a patent infringement verdict initiated by another competitor, but that injunction was quickly subjected to an administrative stay while the case is presented to the Federal Circuit. We expect that administrative stay to be subject to a substantive decision by the Federal Circuit very soon, which, if the injunction or judgment is allowed to stand, would open up approximately 15% of the patch market to our sales force," commented Mr. Root.....

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