ATEC Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Highlights

  • Full year 2023 total revenue grew 37% to $482 million
  • Full year 2023 adjusted EBITDA margin improved ~890 basis points
  • Full year 2024 total revenue expected to approximate $595 million, enabling adjusted EBITDA margin expansion of approximately 560 basis points

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATEC), a provider of innovative solutions dedicated to revolutionizing the approach to spine surgery, today announced financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023, and business highlights.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

Quarter Ended

December 31, 2023
Year Ended

December 31, 2023
Total revenues$138 $482 
GAAP gross margin 69.0% 64.3%
Non-GAAP gross margin (prior definition)* 72.9% 72.6%
Non-GAAP gross margin (updated definition)* 69.7% 69.8%
Operating expenses$140 $484 
Non-GAAP operating expenses$106 $387 
GAAP net loss$(49)$(187)
Non-Gaap adjusted EBITDA (prior definition)*$6 $4 
Non-Gaap adjusted EBITDA (updated definition)*$2 $(9)
Ending cash balance$221 
*Refer to discussion of updated non-GAAP financial definition. Numbers and percentages may not foot due to rounding.

Business Highlights

  • Portfolio-wide strength drove fourth quarter 2023 surgical revenue growth of 34% with an acceleration in volume growth to 29% compared to 24% in the prior quarter;
  • Expanded lateral platform with full launch of Lateral TransPsoas (LTP™) + Midline ALIF approaches and Calibrate LTX™, a lateral expandable implant;
  • Elevated the procedural sophistication of comprehensive portfolio with launch of 15 new products and line extensions in 2023;
  • Trained over 500 surgeons in 2023, contributing to a 27% increase in surgeon users compared to 2022.

Pat Miles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The success we’ve achieved to date is testament: ATEC lateral sophistication, alone, is capable of building a good, profitable company. But we aspire for much more. We are building a spine monster, and the informatics and procedural innovation that our 100% spine-focused knowhow will unleash in the years ahead will further our mission to truly revolutionize spine care. We are all systems go in the pursuit of ATEC’s best, which is yet to come.”

Non-GAAP Financial Definition Update

The Company is updating its non-GAAP financial measures to include the non-cash impact of the provision for excess and obsolete inventory (“E&O”) in the calculation of Cost of Goods Sold. With the majority of ATEC’s strategic portfolio transformation complete, the Company has determined that E&O charges are a normal and recurring aspect of operating the business and should be included in the assessment of operating performance. For detail on the impact of this reporting change on previously reported periods and 2024 guidance, a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures under both the updated and prior definitions has been included in this release and on the Investor Relations Section of ATEC’s Corporate Website.

Financial Outlook for the Full Year 2024

The Company continues to expect total revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2024, to approximate $595 million, reflecting growth of approximately 23% compared to 2023. This includes surgical revenue of $530 million and approximately $65 million of EOS revenue. The Company expects full year 2024 non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA to approximate $22 million, which implies 560 basis points of improvement in adjusted EBITDA margin compared to full year 2023. Under the prior non-GAAP financial definition, adjusted EBITDA guidance would have approximated $40 million.

Financial Results Webcast

The Company will host a live webcast today at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET. To access the live webcast, please visit the Investor Relations Section of ATEC’s Corporate Website.

To dial into the live webcast, please register at this link. Access details will be shared via email.

A replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately two hours after the webcast’s completion through March 5, 2024. Access the replay by dialing (800) 770-2030 and referencing conference ID number 97241.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement the Company’s financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”), the Company reports certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating loss, and non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with an additional tool for evaluating the Company’s core performance, which management uses in its own evaluation of continuing operating performance, and a baseline for assessing the future earnings potential of the Company. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in the Company’s industry, as other companies in the industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently, particularly related to non-recurring, unusual items. Non-GAAP financial results should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Included below are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures and a discussion of the Company’s non-GAAP definitions. We have not reconciled our adjusted operating expenses and adjusted EBITDA estimates for full year 2024 because certain items that impact these figures are uncertain or out of our control and cannot be reasonably predicted. Accordingly, a reconciliation of 2024 adjusted operating expenses and adjusted EBITDA estimates is not available without unreasonable effort.

Inducement Awards Granted

As an inducement material to accepting employment with the Company, and in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4), ATEC today announced that the independent Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors has approved aggregate grants to 22 new employees (who are not executive officers) of, collectively, 31,780 restricted stock units (“RSUs”) under the Company’s 2016 Employment Inducement Award Plan. The RSUs will vest in equal annual installments on each of the first four anniversaries of the grant date, provided that the recipient remains continuously employed by ATEC as of such vesting date. In addition, the RSUs will vest fully upon a change of control of ATEC.

About Alphatec Holdings, Inc.

ATEC, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Alphatec Spine, Inc., EOS imaging S.A.S. and SafeOp Surgical, Inc., is a medical device company dedicated to revolutionizing the approach to spine surgery through clinical distinction. ATEC’s Organic Innovation Machine™ is focused on developing new approaches that integrate seamlessly with the Company’s expanding AlphaInformatiX Platform to better inform surgery and more safely and reproducibly achieve the goals of spine surgery. ATEC’s vision is to become the Standard Bearer in Spine. For more information, visit us at www.atecspine.com.


Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainty. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company cautions investors that there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those projected or suggested in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: references to the Company’s revenue, balance sheet, growth and financial outlook; planned product launches, introductions, regulatory submissions or clearances; efforts to transform sales and distribution channels; the Company’s ability to compel surgeon adoption; and the Company’s future ability to finance its operations and sufficiency of its cash runway. Important factors that could cause actual operating results to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the uncertainty of success in developing new products or products currently in the pipeline; the uncertainties in the Company’s ability to execute upon its strategic operating plan; the uncertainties regarding the ability to successfully license or acquire new products, and the commercial success of such products; failure to achieve acceptance of the Company’s products by the surgeon community; failure to obtain FDA or other regulatory clearance or approval or unexpected or prolonged delays in the process; continuation of favorable third-party reimbursement; unanticipated expenses or liabilities or other adverse events affecting cash flow or the Company’s ability to achieve profitability; uncertainty of additional funding; the Company’s ability to compete with other products or with emerging technologies; product liability exposure; an unsuccessful outcome in any litigation; patent infringement claims; claims related to the Company’s intellectual property; and the Company’s ability to meet its financial obligations. A further list and description of these and other factors, risks and uncertainties can be found in the Company’s most recent annual report, and any subsequent quarterly and current reports, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ATEC disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless required by law.

Investor/Media Contact:
Tina Jacobsen, CFA
Investor Relations
(760) 494-6790

Company Contact:
J. Todd Koning
Chief Financial Officer

Source: Alphatec Holdings, Inc.