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May 3, 2017 at 4:06 PM EDT

iRhythm Technologies Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Raises Guidance for Full Year 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, May 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iRhythm Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRTC), a leading digital health care solutions company focused on the advancement of cardiac care, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

  • Revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 increased 67% year-over-year to $21.4 million
  • Gross margin for the first quarter 2017 was 70% versus 64% in the first quarter of 2016

First Quarter 2017 Business Highlights

  • The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) jointly issued a new guideline that recommends the use of cardiac monitors such as the Zio Service when evaluating patients with syncope (fainting).
  • The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the U.K. issued a publication citing evidence that demonstrates the high diagnostic yield of the company’s Zio Service compared to the Holter monitor.
  • The results of a study comparing detection rates of atrial fibrillation between the company's Zio Service and the Holter monitor in patients following stroke was accepted as a late-breaking clinical trial oral presentation at the 3rd European Stroke Organisation Conference, to be held in Prague on May 18, 2017.

"Adoption of our Zio Service continued at a strong pace in the first quarter. While taking a highly disciplined and measured approach to hiring, we made substantial progress expanding our sales organization, and have now nearly completed building out our sales management and support infrastructure.  In addition, we were also successful in expanding reimbursement coverage and contracts with commercial payors to increase patient access,” said Kevin King, CEO. "I am pleased with the growing market penetration of our Zio Service and the positive impact we are making on the early diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.”

First Quarter Financial Results
Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2017 increased 67% to $21.4 million, from $12.9 million during the same period of the prior year. The increase in revenue was due primarily to increased volume of the Zio Service.  

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2017 was $15.1 million, or 70% gross margin, up from $8.2 million, or 64% gross margin, in the same period of the prior year.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2017 were $19.8 million, an increase of 52% compared to the same period of the prior year. The increase in operating expenses was driven primarily by selling, general and administrative expenses used to expand the company’s sales force and support the growth in operations.

Loss from operations for the first quarter of 2017 was $4.7 million, compared to $4.9 million for the same period of the prior year.

Cash, cash equivalents, and investments totaled $109.4 million as of March 31, 2017.

Guidance for Full Year 2017
iRhythm projects revenue for the full year 2017 to range from $88 to $92 million, gross margins for the full year 2017 to range from 70% to 72% and operating expenses for the full year 2017 to be between $85 and $88 million. This compares to previous guidance of $85 to $90 million in revenue, 69% to 71% in gross margins, and $82 and $86 million in operating expenses for the full year 2017 provided on February 15, 2017.

Webcast and Conference Call Information
iRhythm’s management team will host a conference call today beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET. Investors interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing (844) 348-0016 for domestic callers or (213) 358-0876 for international callers, and referencing Conference ID: 93436882 or from the webcast on the “Investor Relations” section of the company’s website at:

About iRhythm Technologies, Inc. 
iRhythm is a commercial-stage digital health care company redefining the way cardiac arrhythmias are clinically diagnosed. The company combines wearable biosensor devices worn for up to 14 days and cloud-based data analytics with powerful proprietary algorithms that distill data from millions of heartbeats into clinically actionable information. The company believes improvements in arrhythmia detection and characterization have the potential to change clinical management of patients.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements regarding financial guidance. Such statements are based on current assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, include risks described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our Form 10-K filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2017. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and should not be unduly relied upon. iRhythm disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
    March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $15,583     $51,643  
Short-term investments     77,397       54,407  
Accounts receivable, net     10,982       9,406  
Inventory     1,156       1,390  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     1,388       1,671  
Restricted cash     91       91  
Total current assets     106,597       118,608  
Investments, long-term     16,429       10,981  
Property and equipment, net     5,529       4,653  
Goodwill     862       862  
Other assets     3,384       3,052  
Total assets   $132,801     $138,156  
Liabilities, Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $1,413     $2,103  
Accrued liabilities     8,284       10,165  
Deferred revenue     980       947  
Total current liabilities     10,677       13,215  
Debt     32,652       32,227  
Deferred rent, noncurrent portion     26       26  
Accrued interest, net of current portion     134       126  
Total liabilities     43,489       45,594  
Stockholders’ equity:        
Common stock     27       22  
Additional paid-in capital     221,776       219,718  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (19 )     (9 )
Accumulated deficit     (132,472 )     (127,169 )
Total stockholders’ equity     89,312       92,562  
Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity   $132,801     $138,156  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2017   2016
Revenue   $21,437     $12,854  
Cost of revenue     6,337       4,659  
Gross profit     15,100       8,195  
Operating expenses:        
Research and development     2,621       1,545  
Selling, general and administrative     17,224       11,521  
Total operating expenses     19,845       13,066  
Loss from operations     (4,745 )     (4,871 )
Interest expense     (822 )     (795 )
Other expense, net     264       (460 )
Net loss   $(5,303 )   $(6,126 )
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted   $(0.24 )   $(4.34 )
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per common share,                
basic and diluted     22,151,926       1,413,052  


Investor Relations Contact:
Lynn Pieper Lewis or Leigh Salvo
(415) 937-5404

Media Contact
Aaron Murphy 
(415) 229-3331

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