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NuVasive Reports 3Q16 Revenue -

NuVasive (NUVA) reported 3Q16 revenue of US $239.6MM, +19.5% from 3Q15. (U.S. $208.3MM, +18.1%; ex-U.S. $31.4MM, +29.8%) All growth is as reported.

ORTHOWORLD estimates 3Q16 segment sales and growth on an as reported basis, as follows.

  • Trauma $9.8MM (ORTHOWORLD estimate for PRECICE limb lengthening)
  • Spine $198.1MM, +17.8%
  • Orthobiologics $31.7MM, -2.0%


  • ​Results reflect strength in U.S. procedure volumes and strong performance in EU and Australia
  • Surgeon conversion rate outpacing normal trend
  • Continued momentum from Integrated Global Alignment (iGA), with adoption of Reline yielding greater penetration in deformity market
  • Revenue “a few million dollars short of guidance” due to capital and stocking orders in the U.S. that did not materialize late in the quarter
  • Lower XLIF procedures in Japan due to dilator off market for most of quarter; resubmitted with regulatory body
  • Price pressure consistent with past quarters, in very low single digits
  • Received CMS approval for add-on payment for magnetically-controlled growth rods, and FDA clearance for MAGEC use with Reline
  • Closed acquisition of Biotronic NeuroNetwork, which is combined with existing Impulse Monitoring business to form NuVasive Clinical Services
  • On track to achieve 100% in-house manufacturing, with milestones achieved (passed initial inspection, computer-aided manufacturing systems online, machining production released for first two titanium turning product lines)
  • At NASS, launched iGA for cervical applications as well as Lessray software that helps reduce exposure to surgical radiation (latter acquired from SafeRay Spine)
  • Full-year guidance reduced to ~$952MM, following headwinds such as dilator reclassification and capital/stocking order sales in the U.S.

Sources: NuVasive, Inc.; ORTHOWORLD Inc.

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