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Shockwave Medical Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 08, 2023 (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 March 31, 2023.

Recent Highlights

  • Recognized revenue of $161.1 million for the first quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 72% from the same period in 2022
  • Announced the full U.S. commercial availability of the Shockwave L6 Peripheral IVL Catheter following clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of the calendar year 2024 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, proposed three newly introduced MS-DRGs specific to IVL in order to address the higher average costs and generally longer lengths of stay associated with IVL compared with the cases in their previously assigned MS-DRGs
  • Completed the acquisition of Neovasc Inc.

“Our global teams’ execution continues to be extraordinary, as demonstrated by our record results in all of our product and geographic areas,” said Doug Godshall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shockwave Medical. “The consistent high growth we have experienced over the past few years has further reinforced our drive to continue rapidly growing our core IVL business and to also innovate and develop additional solutions for patients with unmet needs. We look forward to continued collaboration with our customers to develop new solutions and enhance outcomes for their patients with problematic calcium and we are excited to begin the mission to address patients suffering from refractory angina.”

First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023, was $161.1 million, a 72% increase from $93.6 million in the same period of 2022. The growth was primarily driven by an increase in the purchase volume of our catheters in both the United States and internationally.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2023 was $140.0 million compared to $80.7 million for the first quarter of 2022. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2023 was 87%, as compared to 86% in the first quarter of 2022. The increase in gross margin was primarily driven by product mix in addition to continued improvement in manufacturing productivity and process efficiencies.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2023 were $100.2 million, a 53% increase from $65.4 million in the first quarter of 2022. The increase was primarily driven by sales force expansion in the United States and higher headcount to support the growth of the business.

Net income for the first quarter of 2023 was $39.1 million, compared to net income of $14.5 million in the same period of 2022. Basic and diluted net income per share for the period was $1.07 and $1.03, respectively.  

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $416.9 million as of March 31, 2023.

2023 Financial Guidance

Shockwave Medical projects revenue for the full year 2023 to range from $700 million to $720 million, which represents 43% to 47% growth over the Company’s prior year revenue. This compares to previous revenue guidance for the full year of 2023 of $660 million to $680 million.

Conference Call

Shockwave Medical will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 8, 2023, to discuss its first quarter 2023 financial results. The call may be accessed by dialing 877-704-4453 for domestic callers or 201-389-0920 for international callers, using conference ID: 13737254. A live and archived webcast of the event will be available at

About Shockwave Medical, Inc.

Shockwave Medical is a leader in the development and commercialization of innovative products that are transforming the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Its first-of-its-kind Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) technology has transformed the treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease by safely using sonic pressure waves to disrupt challenging calcified plaque, resulting in significantly improved patient outcomes. Shockwave has also recently acquired the Neovasc Reducer, which is under clinical investigation in the United States and is CE Marked in the European Union and the United Kingdom. By redistributing blood flow within the heart, the Reducer is designed to provide relief to the millions of patients worldwide suffering from refractory angina. Learn more at and

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. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our anticipated future operating results and financial position, including for the full year ending December 31, 2023, our business strategy and plans, our objectives for future operations and financial performance and other matters. 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 macroeconomic conditions, including inflation, rising interest rates, instability in the global banking system, and volatile market conditions, and geopolitical factors, including the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and responses thereto, supply chain disruptions, and the remaining effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, on our operations, financial results, liquidity, capital resources, expenses, supply chain, manufacturing, research and development activities, clinical trials, and employees; our ability to successfully execute our business and growth strategies; our ability to develop, manufacture, obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for, and 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; the success of any acquisitions that we make; 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 the sections titled “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and in our 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)  
  March 31,
 December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents $280,932  $156,586  
Short-term investments  135,929   147,907  
Accounts receivable, net  84,309   71,366  
Inventory  83,256   75,112  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  6,399   8,292  
Total current assets  590,825   459,263  
Operating lease right-of-use assets  31,623   32,365  
Property and equipment, net  54,057   48,152  
Equity method investment  2,689   3,512  
Deferred tax assets 97,941   97,568  
Other assets  6,112   5,229  
TOTAL ASSETS $783,247  $646,089  
Accounts payable $11,050  $6,721  
Debt, current portion  80,000     
Accrued liabilities  49,640   55,375  
Lease liability, current portion  1,308   1,278  
Total current liabilities  141,998   63,374  
Lease liability, noncurrent portion  34,058   34,928  
Debt, noncurrent portion  24,231   24,198  
Related party contract liability, noncurrent portion  12,273   12,273  
TOTAL LIABILITIES  212,560   134,773  
Preferred stock       
Common stock  37   36  
Additional paid-in capital  568,705   548,960  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (367)  (867) 
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)  2,312   (36,813) 
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  570,687   511,316  

Statement of Operations Data
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 
   2023   2022  
Product revenue $161,066  $93,631  
Cost of revenue:     
Cost of product revenue  21,066   12,890  
Gross profit  140,000   80,741  
Operating expenses:     
Research and development  26,971   17,019  
Sales and marketing  54,011   35,961  
General and administrative  19,204   12,389  
Total operating expenses  100,186   65,369  
Income from operations  39,814   15,372  
Loss from equity method investment  (823)  (47) 
Interest expense  (636)  (297) 
Other income (expense), net  2,382   (310) 
Net income before taxes  40,737   14,718  
Income tax provision  1,612   197  
Net income $39,125  $14,521  
Net income per share, basic $1.07  $0.41  
Net income per share, diluted $1.03  $0.39  
Shares used in computing net income per share, basic  36,427,263   35,587,337  
Shares used in computing net income per share, diluted  37,979,448   37,623,477  

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