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Edited Transcript of MASI earnings conference call or presentation 30-Oct-19 8:30pm GMT

Q3 2019 Masimo Corp Earnings Call

Irvine Nov 11, 2019 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of Masimo Corp earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:30:00pm GMT

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Corporate Participants

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* Eli Kammerman

Masimo Corporation - VP of Business Development & IR

* Joseph E. Kiani

Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman

* Micah Young

Masimo Corporation - Executive VP of Finance & CFO

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Conference Call Participants

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* Frederick Allen Wise

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Research Division - MD & Senior Equity Research Analyst

* Lawrence Soren Keusch

Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division - MD

* Matthew Charles Taylor

UBS Investment Bank, Research Division - Equity Research Analyst of Medical Supplies & Devices

* Michael Stephen Matson

Needham & Company, LLC, Research Division - Senior Analyst

* Ravi Misra

Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, Research Division - Analyst

* William Robert Quirk

Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division - MD and Senior Research Analyst

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Presentation

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Operator [1]

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Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Masimo's Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. The company's press release is available at www.masimo.com. (Operator Instructions)

I'm pleased to introduce Eli Kammerman, Masimo's Vice President of Business Development and Investor Relations.

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Eli Kammerman, Masimo Corporation - VP of Business Development & IR [2]

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Thank you. Hello, everyone. Joining me today are Chairman and CEO, Joe Kiani; and Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Micah Young.

This call will contain forward-looking statements, which reflect Masimo's current judgment, including certain of our expectations regarding fiscal 2019 financial performance. However, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Risk factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our projections and forecasts are discussed in detail in our periodic filings with the SEC. You will find these in the Investor Relations section of our website.

Also, this call will include a discussion of certain financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or GAAP. We generally refer to these as non-GAAP financial measures. In addition to GAAP results, these non-GAAP financial measures are intended to provide additional information to enable investors to assess the company's operating results in the same way management assesses such results.

Management uses non-GAAP measures to budget, evaluate and measure the company's performance and sees these results as an indicator of the company's ongoing business performance. The company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures increase transparency and better reflect the underlying financial performance of the business. Reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included within the earnings release and supplementary financial information on our website.

Investors should consider all of our statements today, together with our reports filed with the SEC, including our most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q, in order to make informed investment decisions. In addition to the earnings release issued today, we have posted a quarterly earnings presentation within the Investor Relations section of our website to supplement the content we will be covering this afternoon.

Now I'll pass the call to Joe Kiani.

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [3]

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Thank you, Eli. Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us for Masimo's Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Call. Once again, we are happy to report third quarter results that exceeded expectations for both revenue and earnings. Our third quarter performance demonstrates the value of our innovative products for improving patient care and reducing the cost of care as we won new customers and expanded our business with existing customers.

Our product revenue increased approximately 13% to reach $229 million, which was driven by strong performance across our major geographies and product platforms. This growth reflects the clinical advantages of our breakthrough technology.

Due to the strong performance we realized in the third quarter, we are once again raising our revenue and earnings guidance for 2019. I'll discuss more developments later in the call today.

Now I'll ask Micah to review our third quarter results in more detail and provide you with an update on our 2019 financial guidance.

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Micah Young, Masimo Corporation - Executive VP of Finance & CFO [4]

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Thank you, Joe, and good afternoon, everyone.

Before we get started, let me remind you that the financial measures I will be covering today will be primarily on a non-GAAP basis unless noted otherwise. Please refer to our website for today's earnings release, supplemental financial information and the quarterly earnings presentation as well as the Form 8-K we filed with the SEC for further information regarding our non-GAAP measures and reconciliations.

As Joe mentioned, we are happy to once again not just meet but exceed expectations. Our results for the third quarter reflect another strong quarter of product revenue growth, operating margin expansion and earnings performance that exceeded expectations. During the quarter, we shipped 60,700 technology boards and monitors, consistent with our guidance of roughly 60,000 drivers per quarter this year.

For the third quarter of 2019, our product revenues were $228.9 million, reflecting growth of 13.3% or 13.6% growth on a constant currency basis. Please note that our product revenues for the quarter included approximately $2.7 million of monitoring equipment revenue recognized under ASC 842, which contributed roughly 1% to our growth rate this quarter. Our revenue performance this quarter was driven by strong performance across our major geographies and product platforms which are performing better than the growth rates that we had originally laid out in our long-term plan.

Moving on to the rest of the P&L. For the third quarter, our non-GAAP product gross margin increased 270 basis points to 68.3% compared to 65.6% in the prior year period. This improvement was primarily driven by favorable customer and product mix, increased manufacturing efficiencies and the additional cost-reduction activities we've implemented to improve margins.

Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses decreased 30 basis points to 34.7% of product revenue compared to 35.0% in the prior year period.

Non-GAAP research and development expenses increased 40 basis points to 10.6% of product revenue compared to 10.2% in the prior year period. The higher R&D spend was primarily due to increased staffing levels and project-related costs reflecting our commitment to investing in innovative technologies that improve patient outcomes while reducing the cost of care.

For the third quarter, our non-GAAP operating margin increased 260 basis points to 23% compared to 20.4% in the prior year period.

Non-operating income on a non-GAAP basis was approximately $3.6 million for the quarter compared to $2.3 million in the prior year period. The increase was primarily driven by an increase in net interest income.

Turning to taxes. Our non-GAAP tax expense in the third quarter was $12.6 million, resulting in a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 22.4% compared to a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 22.5% in the prior year period.

Our weighted average shares outstanding for the quarter were 57.3 million compared to 56.2 million in the prior year period. The 2% increase in our weighted average share count over the prior year is primarily due to the dilutive impact that a higher stock price has under the treasury stock method.

For the third quarter, our non-GAAP net income was $43.7 million or $0.76 per diluted share. In comparison, third quarter 2018 non-GAAP net income was $33.7 million or $0.60 per diluted share. This reflects non-GAAP EPS growth of 27% over the prior year quarter.

Turning to our GAAP results. GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2019 was $49.1 million or $0.86 per diluted share. In comparison, third quarter 2018 GAAP net income was $57.1 million or $1.02 per diluted share. The decrease was primarily due to the impact of lower royalty revenues and lower tax benefits from stock option exercises.

To recap, our global organization delivered constant currency product revenue growth of 13.6%, non-GAAP operating margin expansion of 260 basis points and non-GAAP EPS growth of 27%.

Now I'd like to provide you with an update on our full year 2019 financial guidance. As a result of our strong performance in the third quarter, we are increasing our 2019 product revenue guidance to $932 million, which reflects year-over-year growth of 12.3% on a reported basis or 13.1% on a constant currency basis. This represents an increase of $7 million above our prior guidance of $925 million. Please note that we are now projecting approximately $7 million of year-over-year currency headwinds and $8 million of monitoring equipment revenue under ASC 842 within our full year revenue guidance.

Our non-GAAP product gross margin guidance remains unchanged at 66.8% and our non-GAAP operating expense guidance remains unchanged at 42.8% of product revenue. Based on these assumptions, we are continuing to project non-GAAP operating profit margins of 24%, which represents 200 basis points of improvement over the prior year.

Moving further down the P&L. We expect to generate approximately $13 million in non-GAAP non-operating income in 2019, which is primarily comprised of interest income. Our non-GAAP tax rate remains unchanged at roughly 23%. And we are estimating that our weighted average shares outstanding for the year will be 57.2 million shares. Based on all of these assumptions, we are now increasing our non-GAAP EPS guidance to $3.18, which represents an increase of $0.03 above our prior guidance of $3.15. As a result, our non-GAAP EPS is projected to grow 20% in 2019.

And from a GAAP perspective, we are now projecting a GAAP tax rate of 17.8% and GAAP earnings per share of $3.37 for the year, which represents an increase of $0.07 from our prior guidance of $3.30.

For additional details on our full year 2019 financial guidance for GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share, please refer to today's press release and supplemental financial information within the Investor Relations section of our website at masimo.com.

With that, I'll turn the call back to Joe.

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [5]

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Thank you, Micah.

The first 3 quarters of 2019 have been strong despite the challenges we face sometimes unfair and unexpected. Through it all, we never forget our guiding principles and mission to improve patient care and reduce cost of care. We take our mission and opportunity to do good for the world seriously.

In August, we received the CE mark for neonatal use of our continuous hemoglobin monitoring technology. This is the first time our breakthrough SpHb technology, which has been shown to optimize blood transfusion and reduce mortality in adults, is available to neonatologists outside the U.S.

In September, we announced Pathway, a new monitoring feature for guiding neonatal resuscitation. Pathway's software, available on Root, provides clinicians with a way to visualize a hospital's recommended resuscitation protocol for a struggling newborn's oxygen saturation while continuously monitoring SpO2 and pulse rate during the first 10 minutes after birth. Masimo was the first company to create a specialty sensor for neonatal resuscitation called the newborn sensor. We are delighted to now be the first to offer Pathway in our pursuit of helping clinicians take care of this very fragile and promising patient population.

Also in September, we announced the delta cerebral hemoglobin, delta oxyhemoglobin and delta deoxyhemoglobin indices available on our O3 Regional Oximetry offering. With these indices, O3, in addition to providing cerebral oxygen saturation, can now provide clinicians with additional visibility into blood flow and regulation of the flow in the brain by indicating relative changes in underlying total hemoglobin as well as oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin components used to calculate cerebral oxygen saturation or rS02.

Our hospital automation platform continues to be received well by our customers as we achieved installations for hospital automation systems in the third quarter at 7 hospitals in America, Kuwait, Morocco, Portugal and UAE. These hospitals are using Root with UniView, Replica and Patient SafetyNet to improve the continuum of care in their hospitals.

Our other major strategic initiative, the Opioid SafetyNet system, is progressing well. We are still targeting submission to the FDA by the end of this year. We're committed to providing access and affordability for Opioid SafetyNet. We believe existing reimbursement codes will cover limited use cases and we plan to apply for new codes for broader coverage.

In closing, Masimo is on track for a strong finish to 2019 and great beginnings in the new decade ahead. Our breakthrough technologies are available in over 150 countries and are being used on over 100 million people annually, improving outcomes and reducing cost of care globally.

We will continue to take advantage of the opportunity that we have to improve patient safety to make the world a bit better and create value and hope for all of our stakeholders, including our amazing team, caring customers and long-term shareholders.

With that, we'll open the call to questions. Operator?

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Questions and Answers

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Operator [1]

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(Operator Instructions) Your first question comes from Rick Wise of Stifel.

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Frederick Allen Wise, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Research Division - MD & Senior Equity Research Analyst [2]

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Congratulations on another excellent quarter. Maybe just to start off at the big-picture level. There's been some concern frankly based on Philips' comments, sort of general vague comments that suggested U.S. market growth slowing, it seemed, in their connected care business, which is obviously multiple franchises, but which led to concerns about slower hospital spending or capital spending. So my question is, are you seeing -- I mean, your results obviously don't suggest it, but are you seeing any new or incremental hospital spending delays, cancellations or anything that might suggest more challenging times ahead, not for the next quarter but as we look ahead to 2020 that might impact Masimo?

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [3]

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We are not, but our business model is different than Philips. Philips relies heavily on capital dollar spend. And our business model is more of razor/razor blade. And even when it comes to capital, more of a SaaS model. So that might be why you're seeing a divergence between Philips and Masimo's results and outlook.

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Frederick Allen Wise, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Research Division - MD & Senior Equity Research Analyst [4]

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Turning to a couple of products. It's great to see the hospital automation platform story evolve, 7 installed. And maybe you'd remind me how many installations you have so far. And help us think through with just a little more color and detail, if you could. One, remind us how many you have installed to date? Two, what's next? How do we think about the ramp there? And I've got to believe obviously that, that's not just growth sustaining, I mean, this could be an incremental driver for you, again, as we look ahead to next year and beyond.

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [5]

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Sure, Rick. I'll do my best. First of all, off the top of my head, and I might be wrong, different pieces of this technology are available at different rates. For example, Patient SafetyNet, it's in hundreds of hospitals. Root patient monitoring for automating the spot-check mode is, again, available in at least 100, if not more, hospitals.

But what I'm referring to as hospital automation is the convergence of all the pieces. Root connectivity so that everything in the room is connected to it and the data is then sent to central locations like EMR or central networking systems where patients are being followed as well as being able to display the information in a way that's more logical and less burdensome to the team that's caring for the patients, whether it's in the OR or the ICU with technologies like UniView. And then remotely from wherever these clinicians might be, alerting them to issues or on their own, checking on their patients with things like Replica.

And then as the patient gets discharged, following them home, both by providing care pathways that are better adhered to and reminded to through our automated system and monitoring them as necessary in the full continuum of care.

So bottom line, when it comes to the full implementation, I may be wrong, but I don't think the number is that much more than 7. Remember, we launched hospital automation early this year, the full suite of everything that we think optimizes the continuum of care.

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Frederick Allen Wise, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Research Division - MD & Senior Equity Research Analyst [6]

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Okay. And just 2 last for me and maybe Micah, I'll turn to you. You highlighted the 60,700 driver number reported. Maybe you could give us a little more color. I understand it's in line with your guidance. But for folks who are maybe looking at this for the first time, we're sort of seeing it level off a little bit sequentially that number. Help us understand why that's -- I mean, it's obviously a great number relative to the past. But what's next there and what's going to be the driver, so to speak, of the next leg up? Maybe you could help us understand that.

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Micah Young, Masimo Corporation - Executive VP of Finance & CFO [7]

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Yes. So Rick, if you go back several years ago, our driver growth was somewhere around 5% to 7% range. Over the last few years, that growth has been between 8% and 10% on average over the last 3 years. But if you look at our overall revenue growth rates over this period, it's higher. And the reason being is because we're seeing more and more revenue per driver. It's not just generating revenue with SET, but it's now generating with those advanced parameters like capnography. We now have the disposables out there that we've launched this year, SedLine brain function monitoring and O3 cerebral oximetry as well as rainbow. We're able to generate more revenue per driver as we're able to deeper penetrate into our customer base and add new customers.

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Frederick Allen Wise, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Research Division - MD & Senior Equity Research Analyst [8]

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Okay. And when we -- just last for me for now. The opioid story seems to be on track. No change in your submission by end of '19. Maybe help us understand what's left to do. And just as you contemplate next year, I mean, is your excitement about the opportunity and your plans and your ability to ramp manufacturing and everything connected with that story, are you still basically on track and are you still as optimistic about the potential there?

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [9]

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Sure, Rick. Yes. We are basically on track, still optimistic about it. As you know, we were selected as one of 8 companies out of over 250 by the FDA to deal with the opioid epidemic, the only monitoring company for that. And that means we've been working really closely with the FDA and we've been getting excellent guidance. So the things we've been working on is really supplying the FDA of the information they've requested to hopefully not only clear it for prescription model but even for illicit users that could benefit from it. So everything is looking good. The product is looking good. One major piece of the product is the Radius PPG, which we are now finally at full production capacity. At the American Society of Anesthesiologists, we've got about a couple of thousand anesthesiologists try it for themselves. So all signals are looking good.

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Operator [10]

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Your next question comes from Bill Quirk of Piper Jaffray.

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William Robert Quirk, Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division - MD and Senior Research Analyst [11]

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All right. So a couple of questions. I guess first off, following up on Rick's last one on Opioid SafetyNet. Can you give us an update. I know you were kicking around a couple of different models. But where, I guess, are you thinking now in terms of the distribution model for that?

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [12]

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Well, we haven't yet finalized it. I think our biggest challenge is getting the word out. So we're trying to figure out how to best get the message out there to potential users and potential prescribers. We, of course, have a nice footprint today in the clinical space. But when it comes to the average consumer, they don't know Masimo, and we need to try to elevate that.

As far as distribution, it hasn't changed. Obviously, there'll be some towards meeting with hospitals and physicians that prescribe opioids with our direct sales force but also through our own website. Maybe depending if we get the illicit use model through websites like Amazon and other and even retail pharmacies is how we hope to get the product in the hands of most people.

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William Robert Quirk, Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division - MD and Senior Research Analyst [13]

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So Joe, just to follow up on that. So is it reasonable to assume then that you have kind of several different options in place and it really kind of comes down to the breadth of the FDA approval or the claim rather?

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [14]

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Correct, Bill. We believe there's a chronic user of opioids. There's the naïve users of opioids who will go in for, say, a tonsillectomy and get prescribed opioids. And then there's the illicit one. And we think on the chronic and the naïve use, we have an established distribution channel that we'll be able to leverage, albeit they'll need some reinforcement. But depending on what the FDA does, if they do give us the illicit use, then that will be more consumer-facing model.

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William Robert Quirk, Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division - MD and Senior Research Analyst [15]

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Okay. Got it. And then a couple of questions for Micah, if I may. First off, Micah, can you just give us some sense of the pace of growth across the 3 groups you've talked about historically, SET, rainbow and other products. I'm just wondering if they're continuing to perform at or above the expectations that you've laid out. And then secondly, I was hoping to come back to your gross margin comments. I certainly appreciate the favorable mix impact. Does look like there's a few other things going on there. Given the magnitude of the year-over-year increase, I was hoping you could expand upon that.

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Micah Young, Masimo Corporation - Executive VP of Finance & CFO [16]

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Yes. Yes. So to answer your first question on the product revenue. So as we mentioned in the prepared remarks, we're performing well across our major product platforms and geographies. We're also seeing our SET, rainbow and our advanced parameters, all those performing above our long-range plan targets. So the growth targets we laid out at Investor Day, we're continuing to see performance above those ranges.

The other thing too that we're happy to see in the quarter was, we're now starting to see strength coming from our capnography and gas now that we've launched the disposable line. And that's even allowing us to perform even better with those advanced parameters, such as SedLine, NomoLine and O3. So again, just to recap, we're seeing it above the long-range growth targets and good results across our major geographies.

On the gross margin front, what I mentioned before is we're seeing favorable customer and product mix. Some of that too is we're seeing some benefit too from 842. And a lot of that gets into timing. So that had some contribution in the quarter, but we've seen that ebb and flow throughout the year. And we've also seen very strong results from a lot of our design for manufacturing initiatives as well as our procurement initiatives that are coming through and delivering good results for us on reducing the cost of our products.

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Operator [17]

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Your next question comes from Larry Keusch of Raymond James.

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Lawrence Soren Keusch, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division - MD [18]

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I don't know if this is for Joe or Micah or both. Just as we start to think about 2020, just curious if there's any puts or takes that we should be thinking about as we all sort of contemplate where the business goes next year?

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Micah Young, Masimo Corporation - Executive VP of Finance & CFO [19]

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Yes. I think, Larry, I go back to Investor Day. As we've laid out our long-term growth targets, where the business is heading, again, we want to be very thoughtful and prudent about our guidance as we head into next year. We're not going to give guidance on this call, but we always want to be thoughtful and provide guidance that we feel confident that not only can we meet but we can exceed. We've laid out our revenue growth profile of 8% to 10% growth. We've been guiding more recently at the high end of that range. So that's kind of how we would think about it. And we've said that we're going to be trying to average 100 basis points per year as we march towards that long term operating margin goal of 30%. So that's what we laid out and that's kind of where we're sticking to.

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Lawrence Soren Keusch, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division - MD [20]

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Okay. Perfect. Just a couple of other quick ones. Joe, I think you alluded to on opioid safety some potential reimbursement sort of as you get out the gates. Could you share a little more what you might have been talking about there?

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [21]

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Yes. Certainly. In January of this year, remote patient monitoring was introduced as a potentially reimbursable service. And so it's possible that the way our product has been designed for the prescription usage, it can take advantage of that and allow patients to have access to our product with reimbursement. But other channels that we're going to be looking at is looking at a specific code for the system. There's also some talks from the administration to give products that have breakthrough technology status immediate reimbursement and review that reimbursement 3 years afterwards. So if that does come to effect, that could be something we can take advantage of as well.

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Lawrence Soren Keusch, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division - MD [22]

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And will that all be predicated that this is a prescription product or does it not matter?

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [23]

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Yes. That would be just for the prescription product. Our plan is to create 2 different products, one for prescription and one for over-the-counter illicit use type of a model and subject to FDA, of course, clearing it for both uses.

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Lawrence Soren Keusch, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division - MD [24]

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Okay. Perfect. And then lastly, just 2 quick ones here. So just definition, Joe, so that we're all on the same page because this will start to come up in the future. When you talk about hospital automation and placement, obviously, there are, as you noted earlier, a lot of different aspects of this comprehensive offering that you have. So what is the right way when we talk about hospital automation and placement to define that? Is that Root, Iris, UniView and Replica or some portion of that? And does it also mean that those are all subscription-based as well? And then the second question just separately is, and I may have been wrong on this, but I thought that opioid safety, the anticipation was that you guys were expecting clearance by the end of this year. And not that it matters whether it's the end of the year or early next year, but again, I just want to make sure I was thinking about it correctly.

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [25]

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I'm going to have to say yes to all 3 questions. Yes, when we think of hospital automation, we think about Root, Iris, UniView, Replica. If it could follow the patient home for the continuum of care at home, it would have Doctella and Rad-97, for example, which is a telehealth patient monitoring hub.

And then as far as your thinking about -- our original thinking that we could get clearance by end of the year, that is also correct. That's what we thought. And we think that's still possible. But obviously, I can't control that. That is something that is clearly in the hands of FDA. But given that we've had regular dialogue since the first time that the FDA designated this as one of 8 products they thought could help the opioid epidemic, we have been working hand-in-hand in making a product and testing it in a way that the FDA will find hopefully, safe and effective and will clear it shortly.

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Operator [26]

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Your next question comes from Matt Taylor of UBS.

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Matthew Charles Taylor, UBS Investment Bank, Research Division - Equity Research Analyst of Medical Supplies & Devices [27]

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So Micah, I wanted to follow up on your comment on the revenue per driver. It's a little bit hard to calculate now because you don't give all the disclosures that you used to. But can you comment on whether revenue per driver is growing materially faster than some of the mid-single-digit rates that we saw in years past? And sort of where do you think that could go as you start to see increased penetration of these other advanced parameters and rainbow product?

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Micah Young, Masimo Corporation - Executive VP of Finance & CFO [28]

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Yes, Matt. I mean we see that as a steady ramp over time as we continue to expand and more of our business becomes a higher mix of the rainbow and advanced parameters. And those products are growing at faster growth rates than our core SET technology. So we think that, that's a steady pace of revenue per driver. We are seeing internally an increase in revenues per driver. We haven't given that specific number but it's definitely ticking up. And we continue to expect that tick up moving forward just based on the mix of where our growth is coming from in those product lines.

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Matthew Charles Taylor, UBS Investment Bank, Research Division - Equity Research Analyst of Medical Supplies & Devices [29]

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And then just related to that. Could you just remind us the current time lines that you expect for Philips to incorporate some of those other advanced parameters onto the boards. And just any kind of general update on how things are going with the Philips arrangement.

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Micah Young, Masimo Corporation - Executive VP of Finance & CFO [30]

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Yes. So Matt, we mentioned that earlier in the year that we would have 2 of the 3 integrated by the second half of the year. This quarter, we did integrate our technologies into their devices, their monitors. Now it's just a matter of -- we expect that we'll start launching that probably early next year, Q1, as far as getting everything ramped up in terms of volumes. But yes, 2 of the 3 have been integrated, and that is NomoLine capnography as well as O3 cerebral oximetry.

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Operator [31]

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Your next question comes from Mike Matson of Needham.

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Michael Stephen Matson, Needham & Company, LLC, Research Division - Senior Analyst [32]

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Guess just a couple of pipeline-related ones. So I guess first, anything new to report on partial pressure of oxygen, PaO2 parameter or the malaria product that you talked about at the Investor Day in May?

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [33]

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Yes. We weren't planning to report it but I can answer your question on those 2 things. On partial pressure of oxygen, we have finally prepared it and gotten clearance with beginning clinical studies on patients in the operating room. So that should start in the next few days to 30 days max. On the malaria project, we're buttoning up the product to begin clinical trials in the field in affected countries for malaria in 2020.

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Michael Stephen Matson, Needham & Company, LLC, Research Division - Senior Analyst [34]

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Okay. And just wanted to ask about the ASC 842 accounting change. So it's adding to growth this year. What is the impact going to be when we get into 2020?

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Micah Young, Masimo Corporation - Executive VP of Finance & CFO [35]

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Yes. Mike, if you look at our results so far this year, you'll see it's adding about 1 point of growth on the top line. And then the full year, we're, of course, guiding 13% constant currency growth and it's adding about 1 point of growth there. So our implied guidance without that is about 12% growth for the full year. As we think about next year, we're still working through because there is a lot of variability in that because it's really related to the timing of installations and where we're putting our equipment out there with customers. But at the moment, we expect that it's going to be relatively flat. So you wouldn't see it repeating. And the reason why we're providing that disclosure this year is because we expect that it will be flat next year and not provide another 1 point contribution to our growth next year. Hopefully, that helps.

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [36]

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Thank you all for joining us today -- oh, do we have any more?

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Eli Kammerman, Masimo Corporation - VP of Business Development & IR [37]

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One more, Ravi.

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [38]

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Okay. One more question, sorry.

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Operator [39]

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Your last question comes from Ravi Misra of Berenberg Capital Markets.

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Ravi Misra, Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, Research Division - Analyst [40]

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I'll keep it brief. Just on that core business growth commentary that looked stronger across those 3 portals. Micah or Joe, could you help us think about where the strength is coming? I mean, is this an increase in licensing from kind of new driver activations of rainbow or SedLine or capnography? Or is the growth coming from kind of increase of sensors line of those existing boards?

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [41]

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Sure. Thank you. Yes. It's really, like I said earlier, all of the above. It's not only through multiple of our major product lines but geography as well. The SET business is doing very well. The installed base is growing and our sensor volumes have been solid. And as you know, we're about to walk into the flu season, which if it matches what happened in Australia could even be a stronger quarter than last fourth quarter and Q1 of 2019 -- excuse me, 2018 and Q1 of 2020 -- 2019, excuse me. So yes, so the strength is all around. Rainbow is picking up. Hemoglobin is doing very well. We're getting some incredible results from both clinically as well as customer demand and performance. So it's all across the board.

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Operator [42]

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We have a follow-up question from Rick Wise of Stifel.

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Frederick Allen Wise, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Research Division - MD & Senior Equity Research Analyst [43]

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Sorry to bother you with a couple more. Just I was hoping you would get at. Just obviously, excellent quarter and you've sort of hinted at indirectly. But should we assume that everything with Philips is actually on track, going well? And where are we now in rolling out and getting those contracts after the board installations, the contracts for the single-use products?

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [44]

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Well, I would say Philips is going well. Some things are behind. We would have expected the NomoLine and O3 to have been released end of last year. So we are behind. SedLine was supposed to be introduced this year but now looks like it will get introduced next year following NomoLine and O3. But overall, we don't have complaints. It's a relationship that, as you know, got kick-started after a successful IP litigation and settlement. And we're learning how to get along and we're doing the best we can.

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Frederick Allen Wise, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Research Division - MD & Senior Equity Research Analyst [45]

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Okay. And just 2 last quick ones. Micah, any balance sheet updates quickly? And I hate to be the one who asks, but any more strategic thoughts, update on your latest thinking, Joe?

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Micah Young, Masimo Corporation - Executive VP of Finance & CFO [46]

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Yes.

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [47]

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Well, Micah, I think Micah would like to answer that. So go ahead, Micah.

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Micah Young, Masimo Corporation - Executive VP of Finance & CFO [48]

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Yes. So Rick, just an update on -- I'm assuming you're asking a question on how are we deploying our capital and our cash on the balance sheet. Our strategy hasn't changed there. We're continuing to reinvest in the business. You've seen our R&D as a percentage of revenue. I think it was 10.6% this quarter. Continue to make investments internally because the bar is extremely high internally for what we think we can do.

We also want to execute acquisitions that are aligned with our strategy. And really, as we think about those, most of the things that we're looking at right now are primarily bolt-on acquisitions that we would use our cash for. So that's some of the things we're evaluating.

And then third is continue to be selective on share repurchases. We have a share repurchase program in place right now. And we have about 4.8 million shares remaining on that program. So that's kind of how we think about our cash.

And then just as we think about just more broad strategy with the acquisition side is, we want to leverage the strengths of our business, leverage our core competencies which are signal processing capability, our clinical footprint as well as our manufacturing capability in some of the things that we look at. So hopefully that summarized it.

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Joseph E. Kiani, Masimo Corporation - Founder, CEO & Chairman [49]

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Thank you all. Thanks for joining us. We wish you all a nice week. Those who celebrate Halloween, happy Halloween. Those who don't, watch out for the ghouls and goblins running around. I look forward to talking to you guys again in February. Thank you so much.

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Operator [50]

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Ladies and gentlemen, this concludes today's conference call. You may now disconnect.