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Cryolife

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-May-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 1, 2008

Earnings Anika Therapeutics reported 1Q:08 total revenues of $8.55 million, an increase of 46% over the year-ago period, which the company attributed to strong domestic and international sales of ORTHOVISC. Revenues beat analysts' expectations by $0.2 million. Net income for... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Feb-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 21, 2008

Earnings ArthroCare reported 4Q:07 revenues of $87.5 million, beating estimates by $1.7 million, representing a 25% increase over the year-ago period. Net income was $14.5 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, missing estimates by a penny and representing a 78%... more

Patient Sues CryoLife for $110 million, Alleging Contaminated Implant BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 15, 2008

Late last Friday, an Atlanta personal-injury attorney released a statement lambasting CryoLife for "once again severely [maiming] an innocent knee surgery patient." Patient Michael Hohenbery, who received meniscal allograft processed by CryoLife in December 2006, "can no longer work and... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Nov-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 1, 2007

Earnings DJO reported 3Q:07 net revenues of $119.8 million, up 5.8% over 3Q:06. Excluding a 2006 revenue benefit from shipping terms and clearing of product backorders associated with Aircast, 3Q:07 revenue was up 7.6% to $121.8 million, in line with... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-August-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 2, 2007

Earnings Large Joint: Exactech announced 2Q:07 revenue of $31.6 million, beating estimates of $29.9 million and up 19% from the comparable quarter. CEO Bill Petty attributed the growth to "acceptance of our new products and continuing success of our products... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 7-June-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 7, 2007

M&A The private equity consortium set to acquire Biomet increased its buyout offer to $46.00 per share in cash, or an equity value of $11.4 billion. The new offer represents a 32.3% premium over the April 2006 common stock closing... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 3-May-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 3, 2007

Earnings Spine Kyphon reported that worldwide revenues in 1Q:07 increased 40% to $128.1 million, which includes $18.1 million in X-STOP® Interspinous Process Decompression (IPD®) sales from the St. Francis acquisition. In the U.S., revenues increased 34% to $101.1 million, while... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 21-Dec-06 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 20, 2006

M&A Biomet has agreed to a $10.9 billion buyout from a consortium of private investors, including Biomet founder and former CEO Dane Miller, the Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and the Texas Pacific Group. The consortium... more

Regeneration Technologies and Cryolife to Enter Exchange and Service Agreement BY JOHN MCCORMICK, DECEMBER 19, 2006

Allograft companies, Regeneration Technologies (RTI) and Cryolife announced a non-cash exchange and service agreement this morning concerning their orthopedic and cardiovascular processing. With respect to orthopedics, starting January 1, CryoLife will work to transition existing tissue recovery and donation arrangements... more

Orthopedics News Roundup 9-Nov-06 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 10, 2006

Earnings: Tissue Grafting: Regeneration Technologies, Inc. announced revenues of $18.1 million for 3Q:06, compared to $22.5 million for 3Q:05. RTI said the decrease in revenues was due to fewer tissues available for processing demand and reduced orders from primary distributors.... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 12-Oct-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, OCTOBER 12, 2006

Earnings Update: CryoLife provided an update on its 3Q:06 projected revenues, which are estimated at ~$20 million, a 22% increase over the comparable quarter of 2005. In 3Q:06, its tissue processing revenues were ~$10.3 million, an increase of 41%, and... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 3-Aug-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, AUGUST 3, 2006

Earnings: Biologics: IsoTis OrthoBiologics reported 2Q:06 revenue of $10.8 million, up 43% compared to $7.5 million in 2Q:05. Its U.S. division grew 22%, while international revenues grew 39%. The Company has three distribution channels: U.S. independent agents, international distributors and... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 12-Jul-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, JULY 12, 2006

Appointment: Biomet, Inc. appointed Charles E. Niemier as President of EBI's operations following the resignation of its former president, Bart J. Doedens, M.D. Mr. Niemier has been a member of the senior management team and Board of Directors for more... more

1Q:06 Earnings Summary BY HUYEN NGUYEN, MAY 4, 2006

To update from previous blog, twenty of twenty-four orthopedic companies reported revenues and earnings for the period of January 1, 2006 to April 1, 2006. Excluding Inion, Osteotech, RTI (Regeneration Technologies) and Tutogen, which have not reported yet, total orthopedic... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 27-Apr-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, APRIL 27, 2006

Appointment: Stryker Corp. appointed three officers to the company: Luciano Cattani, Vice President, Group President, International; Elizabeth A. Staub, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Stryker Corporation and Bronwen R. Taylor, Chief Compliance Officer, Stryker Corporation. Mr. Cattani... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 20-Apr-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, APRIL 20, 2006

Many orthopedic companies will be reporting their 1Q:06 results in the next few weeks. The table below provides a listing of conference call dial-in numbers and webcasts for the investment community. How the overall orthopedic industry fared in the first... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 23-Feb-06 BY LAING RIKKERS, FEBRUARY 23, 2006

Financing: BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. filed a registration statement for an Initial Public Offering. Earnings: Medtronic 3Q Earnings climb 23 percent. CryoLife fourth quarter 2005 revenues increased 13% over fourth quarter 2004 Gross margins for full year 2005 increased to 53%... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 3-Nov-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, NOVEMBER 3, 2005

We wrap up this quarter with aggregated earnings and sales in the public orthopedic sector of $560 million and $5 billion, respectively, as a few more companies reported this week. For 3Q:05, orthopedic sales were up by 13% ($5.0 billion... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 9-Sept-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, SEPTEMBER 9, 2005

The FDA Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel held a meeting September 8th and 9th to rule on two important issues: Smith & Nephew's hip resurfacing device and the design of clinical studies for spinal devices. You can find background information... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 12-Aug-2005 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, AUGUST 12, 2005

This week we completed the orthopedic reporting calendar as a few more companies reported earnings, starting with Synthes, the number #1 trauma company worldwide. Synthes reported 20% growth in both top and bottom line for 1H:05. Consolidated sales reported at... more

Earning Calls Replay Info BY HUYEN NGUYEN, AUGUST 10, 2005

Thanks to one of our readers who reminded me that I should add international dial-in numbers to the conference calls list. Since most of the companies have already reported their earnings, I am providing you with replay information in case... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 5-Aug-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, AUGUST 5, 2005

This week we finish off the first half of 2005 reporting season with 17 orthopedic companies* released their financial numbers. In 2Q:05, in an aggregated total, orthopedic revenues increased 16% ($3.8 billion vs. $3.2 billion) and a 25% increased in... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 29-Jul-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, JULY 29, 2005

Earnings: Please refer to the table (below) for individual company sales and earnings. It's all about earnings this week... Biologics: Clearly, the big winner this week is LifeCell Corp. who reported strong earnings on Monday stock was up 24% at... more

CryoLife Continues to Struggle BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, MAY 17, 2004

If CryoLife is to survive, it must achieve three fundamental goals: resolve its lawsuits, avoid trouble with any U.S. government agency and re-establish a reputation as a reliable supplier of biologic products to surgeons. Last week's quarterly update report from... more

Cryolife's Numbers Weren't Strong, But the Conference Call Tone Was BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, MARCH 1, 2004

Allograft tissue processing revenues may be down ($30.8 million in 2003 vs. $55.4 million in 2002) but with BioGlue revenues up 33% to reach $27.8 million and an infusion of $20 million in cash, CryoLife's management had a definite spring... more

CryoLife Gets Some Financial Breathing Room BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, FEBRUARY 2, 2004

Last week CryoLife announced that it had sold 3.4 million shares in a private placement, raising $20 million (before expenses). With cash levels sitting at approximately $11 million as of the end of 2003 and with quarterly losses running about... more

CryoLife Posts Anemic 4th Quarter / Predicts Comeback in 2004 BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, JANUARY 12, 2004

4th Quarter revenues came in roughly $3 million under the third quarter's reported $15.1 million and certainly below our own expectations for the quarter. Revenues for the December quarter were approximately $12.8 million, up slightly from the prior year's $12.2... more

CryoLife shores up its board with CFOs BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 15, 2003

Any volunteers for the audit committee? With roughly three quarters of cash left (assuming the current cash burn rate doesn't subside) and sizeable bank and litigation payments looming, management has decided to put a couple of savvy CFOs on its... more

More problems at CryoLife - and it goes well beyond sales or earnings. BY EDITOR, AUGUST 11, 2003

CryoLife reported a loss of $22.3 million on sales of $15.7 million for the quarter ended June 30. Orthopedic sales, which amounted to $280,000, were less than we'd expected and appear to have been delayed from management's earlier forecasts. But... more

It's going to be a great Quarter, Year and Decade BY EDITOR, JULY 14, 2003

Despite being asked by the Merrill analyst to comment on the prospects for the Next Gen product (manufactured by Zimmer... oops, she meant Next Generation), Biomet's CEO, Dane Miller, was his usual wry self as he announced that overall sales... more

The allograft industry post-CryoLife BY EDITOR, JUNE 30, 2003

It's been 19 months since a surgeon in central Minnesota unknowingly implanted a c.sordelli contaminated allograft tissue into a healthy 23 year old male. It's been 15 months since the Centers for Disease Control published its first findings from the... more

HealthpointCapital Initiates Research Coverage of Exactech, Inc. and Regeneration Technologies BY EDITOR, MAY 5, 2003

Last week we published our sales and earnings forecast as well as an analysis of future prospects for two companies, Exactech and Regeneration Technologies. We've posted the summary of our analysis for each company on First Call (the Thompson Financial... more


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