Masimo Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Corporate News
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IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 16 Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended January 2, 2010.

Fourth Quarter 2009 Highlights:

Full Year 2009 Highlights:

Masimo's fourth quarter product revenues rose 12% to $80.5 million, compared to $71.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2008. Revenues from Masimo Rainbow SET products rose 23% to $5.8 million in the fourth quarter. Including royalty revenues, Masimo's total revenues for the fourth quarter were $92.6 million, up 11% from $83.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2008.

Net income for the fourth quarter was $14.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of approximately $530,000, or $0.01 per share in the same period last year, which included a $14.9 million, or $0.25 per share, tax charge related primarily to the prepayment of licensing rights to utilize pre-existing intangibles as part of the implementation of a new international business organization and structure.

For 2009, Masimo product revenues rose 16% to $300.1 million, compared to $259.6 million in 2008. Revenues from Masimo Rainbow SET products rose 46% to $19.5 million in 2009. Including royalty revenues, 2009 total revenues were $349.1 million, up 14% from $307.1 million in 2008. Total 2009 direct and distribution revenues were $241.7 million, up 20% from $201.1 million in 2008 while OEM revenues were unchanged at $58.4 million.

Masimo reported 2009 net income of $53.2 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, compared to $31.9 million, or $0.53 per diluted share in 2008, which included the $0.25 per share tax charge related to the prepayment of licensing rights to utilize pre-existing intangibles as part of the implementation of its new international business organization and structure.

During the fourth quarter, the company shipped 30,400 Masimo SET pulse oximetry and Masimo Rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry units, excluding handheld units, compared to 31,700 in the same period last year. Based on a 10-year average useful life assumption, the company estimates its worldwide installed base as of January 2, 2010 to be approximately 724,000 units, compared to approximately 625,000 for the same period last year.

Joe E. Kiani, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Masimo, said, "We focus on inventing and delivering breakthrough noninvasive vital signs monitors that help clinicians make better and faster decisions in order to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. Our fourth quarter and full year 2009 financial results show the fundamental strength of our innovation engine and business model. We attribute our sustained growth to the power of our core Masimo SET pulse oximetry platform, combined with our Masimo Rainbow Pulse CO-Oximetry offering, which is extending use of noninvasive measurements to new applications such as carboxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin, hemoglobin and beyond."

As of January 2, 2010, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $189.0 million, up 29% from $146.9 million at January 3, 2009.

Financial Guidance

Masimo expects fiscal 2010 total revenues to be between $390 million and $405 million, including product revenues between $345 million and $360 million, and royalty revenues between $44 million and $46 million. The company expects fiscal 2010 earnings per share to be between $1.12 and $1.18, including approximately $0.15 from a one-time gain related to resolution of an anticompetitive legal matter with Covidien in the first quarter of 2010, offset by expected incremental one-time spending associated with this recovery. The company's guidance also includes an increase in 2010 non-cash stock-based compensation expense to $14.7 million from $10.7 million in 2009. The components of Masimo's guidance set forth above are estimates only and actual performance could differ.

Conference Call

Masimo will hold a conference call today at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss the results. The dial-in numbers are (888) 520-7182 for domestic callers and +1 (706) 679-9937 for international callers. The reservation code for both dial-in numbers is 52590350. A live web cast of the conference call will be available online from the "Investor Relations" page of the company's corporate web site at After the live web cast, the call will remain available on Masimo's website through March 16, 2010. In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available through March 2, 2010. The replay dial-in numbers are (800) 642-1687 for domestic callers and +1 (706) 645-9291 for international callers. Please use reservation code 52590350.

About Masimo

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) develops innovative monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care--helping solve "unsolvable" problems. In 1995, the company debuted Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, known as Masimo SET®, which virtually eliminated false alarms and increased pulse oximetry's ability to detect life-threatening events. More than 100 independent and objective studies demonstrate Masimo SET provides the most reliable SpO2 and pulse rate measurements even under the most challenging clinical conditions, including patient motion and low peripheral perfusion. In 2005, Masimo introduced Masimo Rainbow SET® Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM), allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC(TM)), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and PVI®, in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2009, Masimo introduced Masimo Rainbow SET® Acoustic Monitoring(TM), the first-ever noninvasive and continuous monitoring of acoustic respiration rate (RRa(TM)). Masimo's Rainbow platform offers a breakthrough in patient safety by helping clinicians detect life-threatening conditions and helping guide treatment options. Founded in 1989, Masimo has the mission of "Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications." Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that we expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements including, in particular, the statements about: our financial condition, results of operations, prospects and business generally; expectations regarding our ability to design and deliver innovative new noninvasive technologies; and expectations for total revenues, including royalty revenues, product revenues and Rainbow revenues, non-cash stock based compensation charges, and GAAP earnings per share for the full fiscal year 2010. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to uncertainties and factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, those related to: our dependence on Masimo SET and Masimo Rainbow SET products and technologies for substantially all of our revenue; any failure in protecting our intellectual property exposure to competitors' assertions of intellectual property claims; the highly competitive nature of the markets in which we sell our products and technologies; any failure to continue developing innovative products and technologies; the lack of acceptance of any new products and technologies of ours; obtaining regulatory approval of our current and future products and technologies, including the recently announced total hemoglobin measurement; the risk that the implementation of our international realignment, will not produce the anticipated operational and financial benefits, including a continued lower effective tax rate; the loss of our customers the failure to retain and recruit senior management; product liability claims exposure; a failure to obtain expected returns from the amount of intangible assets we have recorded; the maintenance of our brand; the impact of the decline in the worldwide credit markets on us and our customers; the amount and type of equity awards that we may grant to employees and service providers in the future; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which you may obtain for free on the SEC's website at Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, even if subsequently made available by us on our website or otherwise. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology, Improving Outcomes and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications, Rainbow, SpHb, SpOC, SpCO, SpMet, PVI, RRa, Radical-7, Rad-87, Rad-57, Rad-9, Rad-8, Rad-5, Pulse CO-Oximetry and Pulse CO-Oximeter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Masimo Corporation.

-- Product revenues of $80.5 million, up 12% compared to the fourth quarter last year -- Rainbow revenues of $5.8 million, up 23% compared to the fourth quarter last year -- Shipped 30,400 Masimo SET and Masimo Rainbow SET pulse oximeter units -- Diluted EPS of $0.23

SOURCE Masimo Corporation

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