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Shockwave Medical Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shockwave Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWAV), a pioneer in the development and commercialization of Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat complex calcified cardiovascular disease, today reported financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2021.

Recent Highlights

  • Recognized revenue of $65.2 million for the third quarter of 2021, representing an increase of 233% from the same period in 2020
  • DISRUPT PAD III observational study results of peripheral IVL featured as a late breaking presentation at the VIVA21 conference
  • First one-year results, a new gender analysis and an OCT analysis from the Disrupt CAD coronary IVL clinical program presented in several sessions at the 32nd Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual scientific symposium
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) increased payment for above the knee peripheral IVL procedures as part of the calendar year 2022 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule

“I have been encouraged to see the consistent clinical acceptance and penetration of IVL, as shown by our solid results in the third quarter, which were once again led by the broadening adoption of coronary IVL in the U.S.,” said Doug Godshall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shockwave Medical. “In addition, the ongoing generation of clinical data to support the use of IVL across indications, lesion types and demographics speaks volumes about the incredible consistency and reliability of IVL in treating these most complex calcified patients.”

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 was $65.2 million, a 233% increase from $19.6 million in the same period of 2020. The growth was primarily driven by the launch of the coronary product, Shockwave C2, in the U.S. in February, continued recovery from the pandemic impact and increased adoption of Shockwave products.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2021 was $54.2 million compared to $14.3 million for the third quarter of 2020. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2021 was 83%, as compared to 73% in the third quarter of 2020. Increase in gross margin was driven by product mix along with continued improvement in manufacturing productivity and process efficiencies.

Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $51.4 million, a 90% increase from $27.1 million in the third quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily driven by salesforce expansion in the U.S. and higher headcount to support the growth of the business.

Net income for the third quarter of 2021 was $1.9 million, compared to a net loss of $12.9 million in the same period of 2020. Basic net income per share for the period was $0.06. Diluted net income per share for the period was $0.05.  

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $183 million as of September 30, 2021.

2021 Financial Guidance
Shockwave Medical projects revenue for the full year 2021 to range from $227 million to $228 million, which represents 235% to 236% growth over the company’s prior year revenue. This compares to previous revenue guidance of $218 million to $223 million.

Conference Call

Shockwave Medical will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 8, 2021 to discuss its third quarter 2021 financial results. The call may be accessed through an operator by dialing (866) 795-9106 for domestic callers or (470) 495-9173 for international callers, using conference ID: 9166273. A live and archived webcast of the event will be available at

About Shockwave Medical, Inc. 

Shockwave Medical is focused on developing and commercializing products intended to transform the way calcified cardiovascular disease is treated. Shockwave Medical aims to establish a new standard of care for the interventional treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease through differentiated and proprietary local delivery of sonic pressure waves for the treatment of calcified plaque, which Shockwave Medical refers to as Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL). IVL is a minimally invasive, easy-to-use and safe way to significantly improve patient outcomes. To view an animation of the IVL procedure and for more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements relating to our expectations, projections, beliefs, and prospects, which are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue,” and similar expressions, and the negative of these terms. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are only predictions based on our current expectations, estimates, and assumptions, valid only as of the date they are made, and subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which we are not currently aware.

Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations, financial results, and liquidity and capital resources, including the impact on our sales, expenses, supply chain, manufacturing, research and development activities, clinical trials, and employees; our ability to develop, manufacture, obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for, market and sell, our products; our expected future growth, including the size and growth potential of the markets for our products; our ability to obtain coverage and reimbursement for procedures performed using our products; our ability to scale our organizational culture; the impact of the development, regulatory approval, efficacy and commercialization of competing products; the loss of key scientific or management personnel; our ability to develop and maintain our corporate infrastructure, including our internal controls; our financial performance and capital requirements; and our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for our products, as well as our ability to operate our business without infringing the intellectual property rights of others. These factors, as well as others, are discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including in Part I, Item IA - Risk Factors in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, and in our other periodic and other reports filed with the SEC. Except to the extent required by law, we do not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations.

Media Contact:
Scott Shadiow

Investor Contact:
Debbie Kaster

Balance Sheet Data
(in thousands)
  September 30,
  December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents $ 91,195     $ 50,423  
Short-term investments   91,759       151,931  
Accounts receivable, net   29,966       11,689  
Inventory   38,744       29,859  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   4,364       2,398  
Total current assets   256,028       246,300  
Operating lease right-of-use assets   11,790       7,568  
Property and equipment, net   23,085       16,362  
Equity method investment   6,408        
Other assets   1,684       1,812  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 298,995     $ 272,042  
Accounts payable $ 3,632     $ 1,466  
Term notes, current portion   2,750       3,300  
Accrued liabilities   33,017       19,942  
Lease liability, current portion   867       873  
Total current liabilities   40,266       25,581  
Lease liability, noncurrent portion   11,939       7,488  
Term notes, noncurrent portion   14,226       13,319  
Related party contract liability, noncurrent portion   12,273        
TOTAL LIABILITIES   78,704       46,388  
Preferred stock          
Common stock   35       35  
Additional paid-in capital   486,014       469,283  
Accumulated other comprehensive income   (7 )     9  
Accumulated deficit   (265,751 )     (243,673 )
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   220,291       225,654  

Statement of Operations Data
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
Product revenue $ 65,155     $ 19,590     $ 152,963     $ 45,073  
Cost of revenue:              
Cost of product revenue   10,949       5,277       28,775       14,520  
Gross profit   54,206       14,313       124,188       30,553  
Operating expenses:              
Research and development   13,735       7,891       35,827       27,882  
Sales and marketing   28,393       13,619       78,098       35,236  
General and administrative   9,265       5,610       25,117       17,232  
Total operating expenses   51,393       27,120       139,042       80,350  
Income (Loss) from operations   2,813       (12,807 )     (14,854 )     (49,797 )
Share in net loss of equity method investment   (342 )           (5,865 )      
Interest expense   (165 )     (314 )     (795 )     (897 )
Other income (expense), net   (280 )     218       (369 )     942  
Net income (loss) before taxes   2,026       (12,903 )     (21,883 )     (49,752 )
Income tax provision   78       29       195       73  
Net income (loss) $ 1,948     $ (12,932 )   $ (22,078 )   $ (49,825 )
Net income (loss) per share              
Basic $ 0.06     $ (0.38 )   $ (0.63 )   $ (1.53 )
Diluted $ 0.05     $ (0.38 )   $ (0.63 )   $ (1.53 )
Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share              
Basic   35,207,276       34,078,726       35,013,072       32,631,715  
Diluted   37,567,176       34,078,726       35,013,072       32,631,715  

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