Integra LifeSciences Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Revenue Results and 2020 Financial Guidance

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PLAINSBORO, N.J., Jan. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (NASDAQ: IART), a leading global medical technology company, announced today certain unaudited preliminary fourth quarter and full-year 2019 financial results.

Fourth quarter 2019 reported revenue is expected to be at or near the low end of the previously communicated guidance range of $395 million to $400 million, representing organic revenue growth of slightly less than 5% and reported growth of approximately 3%. 

As a result of its fourth quarter preliminary results, the company expects full-year 2019 reported revenue to be at or near the low end of the previously communicated guidance range of $1,517 million to $1,522 million, representing organic growth of slightly less than 5% and reported growth of approximately 3%.

The preliminary results set forth above are unaudited and remain subject to completion of the Company’s financial closing procedures.

The company expects full-year 2020 reported revenue to be in the range of $1,550 million to $1,570 million, representing organic revenue growth of approximately 5% and reported growth of approximately 3%.  The company expects full-year 2020 earnings per share to increase double digits compared to the full-year 2019.

The company plans to implement a share repurchase program, previously approved by the Board of Directors, with an authorization of up to $225 million.  The company may repurchase shares from time to time in the open market or otherwise at the company’s discretion, subject to applicable regulatory and other legal requirements.  The number of shares to be repurchased and the timing of such transactions will depend on a variety of factors, including market conditions, regulatory requirements, other corporate considerations, and could be suspended or discontinued at any time as determined by Integra management. 

“In 2019, we completed the integration of Codman and began making significant investments to increase manufacturing capacity for our regenerative tissue products.  We also launched 10 new products in the first part of 2019.  We are confident that these actions, and a full-year contribution from our new products, will result in accelerated revenue growth in 2020 and beyond,” said Peter Arduini, president and chief executive officer, Integra LifeSciences.  “In addition, our capital allocation strategy is supported by a strong balance sheet and strong cash flows, which will enable the company to reinvest in the business, pursue strategic acquisitions, and implement a share repurchase program to return value to shareholders.”

The company is scheduled to present at the 38 Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:30pm PT (6:30pm ET).  A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor section of the company’s website at .

The company will report its fourth quarter and full-year 2019 financial results during a conference call in February 2020.  A press release with the date, time and webcast information will be provided closer to the reporting date.

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company’s unaudited, preliminary fourth quarter and full-year 2019 financial results, and 2020 financial guidance, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties, and reflect the Company's judgment as of the date of this release.  Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning future financial performance, including projections for revenues, earnings per diluted share and statements concerning the Company’s plans with respect to share repurchases.  It is important to note that the Company’s goals and expectations are not predictions of actual performance.  Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from predicted or expected results. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited, to the following: the Company's ability to execute its operating plan effectively; the Company’s ability to successfully grow the Codman Neurosurgery business and successfully integrate any other acquired businesses; the Company's ability to manufacture and ship sufficient quantities of its products to meet its customers' demands; the ability of third-party suppliers to supply the Company with raw materials and finished products; global macroeconomic and political conditions; the Company's ability to manage its direct sales channels effectively; the Company's ability to maintain relationships with customers of acquired entities and businesses; physicians' willingness to adopt and third-party payors' willingness to provide or maintain reimbursement for the Company's recently launched, planned and existing products; initiatives launched by the Company's competitors; downward pricing pressures from customers; the Company's ability to secure regulatory approval for products in development; the Company's ability to remediate quality systems violations; fluctuations in hospitals' spending for capital equipment; the Company's ability to comply with and obtain approvals for products of human origin and comply with regulations regarding products containing materials derived from animal sources; difficulties in controlling expenses, including costs to procure and manufacture our products; the impact of changes in management or staff levels; the impact of goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges if future operating results of acquired businesses are significantly less than the results anticipated at the time of the acquisitions, the Company's ability to leverage its existing selling organizations and administrative infrastructure; the Company's ability to increase product sales and gross margins, and control non-product costs; the Company’s ability to achieve anticipated growth rates, margins and scale and execute its strategy generally; the amount and timing of acquisition and integration-related costs; the geographic distribution of where the Company generates its taxable income; the effect of legislation effecting healthcare reform in the United States and internationally; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the amount of our bank borrowings outstanding and other factors influencing liquidity; and the economic, competitive, governmental, technological, and other risk factors and uncertainties identified under the heading “Risk Factors” included in Item 1A of Integra's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and information contained in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

The Company believes that the presentation of organic revenues and the other non-GAAP measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to the Company's financial condition and results of operations.  For further information regarding why Integra believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors, the specific manner in which management uses these measures, and some of the limitations associated with the use of these measures, please refer to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K regarding this news release filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  This Current Report on Form 8-K is available on the SEC's website at or on our website at

Michael BeaulieuDirector, Investor Relations(609)

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