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The aggregate market value of the registrant’s common stock, $0.001 par value, held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of June 28, 2019 was $3.5 billion (based upon the closing sales price of such stock as reported on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on such date) which excludes an aggregate of 540,177 shares of the registrant’s common stock held by officers, directors and affiliated stockholders. For purposes of determining whether a stockholder was an affiliate of the registrant at June 28, 2019, the registrant has assumed that a stockholder was an affiliate of the registrant at June 28, 2019 if such stockholder
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As of February 20, 2020, there were 42,465,814 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.001 par value, outstanding.
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Portions of the registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this Form 10-K are incorporated by reference in Part III, Items 10-14 of this Form 10-K.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND FACTORS THAT MAY AFFECT FUTURE RESULTS
This annual report on Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). The forward-looking statements are contained throughout this report including in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about:
•our expectations regarding our future pipeline and product bookings;
•the extent and timing of future revenues, including the amounts of our current backlog;
•the size or growth of our market or market share;
•our beliefs about drivers of demand for our solutions, market opportunities in certain product categories and continued expansion in these product categories, as well as our belief that our technology, services, and solutions within these categories position us well to address the needs of retail, acute, and post-acute pharmacy providers;
•our ability to acquire companies, businesses, products or technologies on commercially reasonable terms and integrate such acquisitions effectively;
•our goal of advancing our platform with new product introductions annually;
•our ability to deliver on the autonomous pharmacy vision, as well as our plan to integrate our current offerings and technologies on a cloud infrastructure and invest in broadening our solutions across certain key areas as we execute on this vision;
•continued investment in the autonomous pharmacy vision, our beliefs about the anticipated benefits of such investments, and our expectations regarding continued growth in subscription and cloud-based offerings as we execute on this vision;
•our belief that our solutions and vision for fully autonomous medication management are strongly aligned with long-term trends in the healthcare market and well-positioned to address the evolving needs of the healthcare institutions;
•planned new products and services;
•the bookings, revenue, and margin opportunities presented by new products, emerging markets and international markets;
•our ability to align our cost structure and headcount with our current business expectations;
•the operating margins or earnings per share goals we may set;
•the outcome of any legal proceedings to which we are a party;
•our projected target long-term revenues and revenue growth rate, long-term operating margins, and free cash flow conversion;
•our ability to protect our intellectual property and operate our business without infringing the intellectual property rights of others;
•the expected impacts of new accounting standards or changes to existing accounting standards;
•our expected future uses of cash and the sufficiency of our sources of funding;
•our expectations about the operational and financial impact of the outbreak of the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China on our business; and
•our ability to generate cash from operations and our estimates regarding the sufficiency of our cash resources.
In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “seeks,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “will,” “would” and variations of these terms and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions, and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and
uncertainties include those described throughout this annual report, including in Part I - Section 1A. “Risk Factors” and Part II - Item 7. "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" below. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. You should carefully read this annual report and the documents that we reference in this annual report and have filed as exhibits, as well as other documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. The forward-looking statements in this annual report represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this annual report. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.
All references in this report to “Omnicell,” “our,” “us,” “we,” or the “Company” collectively refer to Omnicell, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its subsidiaries. The term “Omnicell, Inc.,” refers only to Omnicell, Inc., excluding its subsidiaries.
We own various trademarks and service marks used in our business, including the following registered and unregistered marks which appear in this report: Omnicell®, the Omnicell logo, OmniCenter®, SafetyStock®, SinglePointe®, OnDemand®, SureMed®, AccuFlex®, Detect-Rx®, Time My Meds®, Pharmacy Line®, Connect-Rx®, MedCarousel®, ROBOT-Rx®, Performance CenterTM, and AcuDose-RxTM. This report also includes the trademarks and service marks of other companies. All other trademarks and service marks used in this report are the marks of their respective holders.
ITEM 1. BUSINESS
We are a leading provider of medication management automation solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies. Our solutions support the vision of a fully autonomous pharmacy, a roadmap designed to improve patient outcomes and operational efficiencies through a fully automated, medication management infrastructure. Our goal is to transform the pharmacy care delivery model through automation designed to replace manual, error-prone processes, combined with intelligence and services offerings, that are helping our customers harness the power of data and deliver intelligent business insights.
Through our medication management automation platform that spans the continuum of care, we are advancing the vision for the autonomous pharmacy. By delivering a combination of automation, intelligence, and expert services, to be powered by a cloud data platform, we believe we are helping to empower healthcare and pharmacy providers to focus on clinical, rather than administrative, tasks.
Over 6,000 facilities worldwide use our automation and analytics solutions to help increase operational efficiency, reduce medication errors, deliver actionable intelligence, and improve patient safety. More than 40,000 institutional and retail pharmacies across North America and the United Kingdom leverage our innovative medication adherence and population health solutions to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions.
We believe our broad portfolio of products and services, combined with innovation, align us with the long-term trends of the healthcare market to manage patients across the continuum of care while helping to control costs and improve patient outcomes.
We previously operated and reported our business in two segments: Automation and Analytics, and Medication Adherence. In an effort to deliver on the strategic vision of the autonomous pharmacy and address industry changes including the continuing consolidation of healthcare systems, rising pharmaceutical costs, and increased scrutiny on controlled substances, we initiated a company-wide organizational realignment in the fourth quarter of 2018 to centrally manage our business operations, including the development and marketing of all of our products, sales and distribution, supply chain and inventory management, as well as regulatory and quality functions. As a result of this organizational realignment, we now operate and report our business as one segment.
We are committed to being the care provider’s most trusted partner and executing on the vision of the autonomous pharmacy by delivering automation, intelligence, and services designed to transform the pharmacy care delivery model, helping to dramatically improve outcomes and lower costs for our healthcare partners. We believe there are significant challenges in pharmacy that drive the demand for our solutions and represent large market opportunities in three product categories:
•Point of Care. As a market leader, we expect to continue expansion of this product category as customers increase use of our dispensing systems in more areas within their hospitals. In addition, we are early in the replacement cycle of our XT Series automated dispensing systems which we believe is a significant market opportunity and we expect to continue to focus on further penetrating markets through competitive conversion. We believe our current portfolio within the Point of Care market and new innovation and services will continue to drive improved outcomes and lower costs for our customers.
•Central Pharmacy. This market represents the beginning of the medication management process in Acute Care Settings, and, we believe, the next big automation opportunity to replace manual and repetitive processes which are common in the pharmacy today. Manual processes are prone to significant errors, and products such as our IV sterile compounding solutions and XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy system automate these manual processes and are designed to reduce the risk of error for our healthcare partners. We believe new products and innovation in the Central Pharmacy market create opportunities to replace prior generation Central Pharmacy robotics and carousels. The Central Pharmacy also represents an opportunity to provide technology enabled services designed to reduce the administrative burden on the pharmacy and allow clinicians to operate at the top of their license.
•Retail, Institutional, and Payer. We believe the Retail, Institutional, and Payer market represents a large opportunity as the majority of drugs are distributed in the non-acute sector. New technology is leading to innovation at traditional retail providers, which combined with the move to value-based care results, we believe
will incentivize the market to adopt solutions to help providers and payers engage patients in new ways that lower the total cost of care. We believe adoption of our Population Health Solutions portfolio of software products and services, along with medication adherence packaging, will increase adherence performance rates, increase prescription volume for our customers and reduce hospital and emergency room visits due to improved adherence.
We believe our technology, services, and solutions within these three product categories position us well to address the needs of retail, acute, and post-acute pharmacy providers.
Industry Background and Market
We believe our solutions support the vision for fully autonomous medication management and are strongly aligned with trends in the healthcare market and well positioned to address the evolving needs of healthcare institutions.
The healthcare industry continues to experience a significant degree of consolidation, with healthcare providers combining to create larger healthcare delivery organizations in order to achieve greater market power. We believe this trend has increased the market need for more integrated medication management automation solutions on a single platform to help improve patient and financial outcomes for both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our portfolio of products and services, combined with innovation, are designed with this objective in mind.
In addition, healthcare providers and facilities are affected by significant economic pressures. Annual gross spending on medications in the United States (on an invoice basis before rebates or discounts) was estimated to have reached approximately $485 billion in 2018, according to a report published by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science in 2019. Annual spending on medications across retail, inpatient, and outpatient settings in the United States on a net basis was calculated to have reached approximately $380 billion in 2018, according to a report published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary in December 2019 and various reports and statistics published by the American Hospital Association. In addition, based on a 2016 report by National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, pharmaceutical costs have substantially outpaced general inflation in recent years. Rising costs of labor, prescription drugs, and new medical technology all contribute to increased spending. Governmental pressures surrounding healthcare reform have led to increased scrutiny of the cost and efficiency with which healthcare providers deliver their services. These factors, combined with continuing consolidation in the healthcare industry, have increased the need for the efficient delivery of healthcare in order to control costs, and have elevated the strategic importance of medication management across the continuum of care.
Furthermore, substantial increases in healthcare administration highlight the need for more complete medication management automation solutions to help drive efficiency and improve patient safety. The number of healthcare administrators grew approximately 3,000% from 1970 to 2016, substantially outpacing the growth in physicians over the same period, according to a statistic derived by the Physicians for a National Health Program using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. Over time, complexities in medication management have increased along with the volume of patients and medications, but many manual processes are still used, resulting in inefficient tracking and delivery of medication and supplies despite the substantial growth in administration staff. Even with the vast increase in administrative positions, many clinical staff are burdened with administrative tasks themselves. According to a survey conducted by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2015, approximately 76% of pharmacist activities are non-clinical in nature. In addition, many existing healthcare information systems are unable to support the modernization of healthcare delivery processes or address mandated patient safety initiatives. These factors contribute to medical errors and unnecessary process costs across the healthcare sector.
Legislation and industry guidelines, such as those produced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA"), The Joint Commission, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in the areas of medication management - including storage, security and labeling - have created an environment of increased patient safety awareness and regulatory control. Against this backdrop, healthcare organizations, desiring to improve quality and avoid liability, have been driven to prioritize investment in capital equipment, including pharmacy automation, which is a standard of care, to improve patient safety. While the overall storage and security of medications in hospitals has improved, recent years show increased focus on controlled substance management, particularly in light of the opioid crisis in the United States. According to a research report published by the Butler Center for Research in 2015, studies in the United States have shown that 10% to 15% of healthcare professionals will misuse substances during their lifetime, with significantly higher levels of opioid abuse in particular. Joint Commission surveyors are seeking more documentation from hospitals demonstrating that their medication policies and procedures are adequate.
Medication non-adherence is widely recognized as a common and costly problem. Poor adherence results in increased hospital readmissions, deteriorated treatment outcomes and avoidable healthcare costs. Medication non-adherence is estimated to cost the U.S. healthcare system up to $300.0 billion a year, according to research published in the Risk Management and Healthcare Policy Journal in 2014. In addition, a 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
found that medication issues are responsible for 26% of hospital readmissions. With more than 38 million Americans taking five or more maintenance medications routinely (based on statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2017), pharmacists need ways to support the arduous task of keeping patients compliant. According to a 2011 article by the World Health Organization, “although these medications are effective in combating disease, their full benefits are often not realized because approximately 50% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed.” Medication adherence can be improved through attitudinal and behavioral changes, which pharmacists can encourage and help facilitate by providing interventional support, including adherence tools such as blister cards, reminders, prescription synchronization, and patient engagement tools. We believe our Population Health Solutions have the potential to reduce hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and improve patient health by increasing medication adherence.
In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Obama. The PPACA mandated a broad range of programs to improve access to care, slow the growth of healthcare spending and improve the quality of healthcare. Even though the future of PPACA continues to be unclear under the current administration, the need for increased efficiency in order to provide high-quality healthcare at a lower cost remains a key objective of healthcare systems. Accordingly, in our annual tracking of pharmacy and nursing leadership mindshare, operational efficiency in medication distribution and administration continues to be a top priority.
We believe our products help healthcare organizations leverage and enhance their investments in electronic health record implementation and integration by allowing them to reduce process steps, eliminate manual tracking and waste, enable population-level performance insights, track quality levels, and reduce errors that result in unnecessary cost. By harnessing data provided by our automation systems via our cloud platform and translating them into actionable insights via solutions, such as Performance Center, we help enable our customers to optimize the pharmacy supply chain and lower costs.
Products and Services
As we execute on the vision of the autonomous pharmacy, we plan to integrate our current offerings and technologies on a cloud infrastructure, and invest in broadening our solutions across three key areas:
We provide a range of advanced automation, including robotics designed to digitize and streamline workflows and reduce human error in central pharmacy and clinical areas, and to support medication adherence initiatives in retail pharmacies. Our automation products and services include central pharmacy automation solutions for both dispensing and IV compounding systems, medication and supply dispensing systems at the point of care, as well as medication adherence solutions which are used by retail, community, and outpatient pharmacies to help improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions.
Point of Care
Our point of care automation solutions are designed to improve clinician workflows in patient care areas of the healthcare system, such as nursing units, operating rooms, and emergency departments. Automated dispensing systems are an essential part of medication management because they safeguard medications - including controlled substances - and automatically track inventory. We strive to continually develop new innovations for our automated dispensing system to close gaps in safety and help enable clinicians to spend less time managing medications and more time caring for patients.
Our XT Series automated dispensing systems for medications and supplies used in nursing units and other clinical areas of the hospital can be customized with various software and hardware options. Our interoperability solutions integrate our automated dispensing system with key electronic health record systems to help streamline workflow and increase accuracy. We also offer specialized automated dispensing systems for the operating room.
An efficient central pharmacy operation is vital to delivering exceptional patient care. With pharmacist and technician labor requirements increasing over the years, it is critical for pharmacies to find new ways of increasing productivity. Our broad medication management platform offers a range of automated hardware and software solutions. Our central pharmacy automation solutions are designed to empower healthcare providers to increase staff efficiency, reduce inventory costs, prevent medication errors, improve compliance, and strengthen security of controlled substances. By automating manual, error-prone processes, our technology helps enable pharmacy staff to work more efficiently and directly contribute to clinical care.
Our central pharmacy automation solutions include: automated storage and retrieval systems, including our XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System - an important building block of the autonomous pharmacy vision; IV compounding robots and workflow management systems; inventory management software; and controlled substance management systems.
Our medication adherence solutions are used by retail, community, and outpatient pharmacies, as well as by institutional pharmacies serving long-term care and other sites outside the acute care hospital, and are designed to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions.
We offer automated systems to aid pharmacies in more accurately and efficiently filling our multimed adherence packaging based on individual patient medication orders. These machines interface with pharmacy information systems to obtain prescription information for each patient receiving the medication blister cards. In addition to robotic automation, we offer software that guides the user through the manual filling process to streamline workflow and increase packing accuracy.
Our single dose automation solutions fill and label a variety of patient-specific, single-dose medication blister packaging based on incoming prescriptions. Our semi-automated filling equipment is designed specifically for the long-term care institutional pharmacy with enough order volume to warrant pre-packaging frequently-used medications. Our automated solutions interface with pharmacy information systems to obtain prescription information.
We also offer a wide range of medication blister card packaging and packaging supplies designed to enhance medication adherence in a variety of non-acute care settings. These products include multimed blister cards (adherence packaging) distributed by retail, community, and outpatient pharmacies to help patients manage their medication regimens at home. These cards organize multiple drugs into a single blister cavity for each dosing time, helping to make it easier for patients on complex regimens to comply with their therapy. For environments where a caregiver is present, institutional and retail pharmacies use our single dose blister cards, which provide up to 90-day doses of a specific single medication.
Other Automation Products and Services
Omnicell Interface Software provides interface and integration between our medication-use products or our supply products and a healthcare facility’s in-house information management systems.
Customer service includes customer education and training and post-installation technical support with phone support, on-site service, parts, and access to software upgrades. Product support is available through fixed-period service contracts and on a time and materials basis. On-site service is provided by our field service team.
Retail Pharmacy and Hospital Automation Outside the United States
Additional products sold outside the United States include robotic dispensing systems used in hospitals and retail pharmacies for handling the stocking and retrieval of boxed medications. For management of medical supplies, a specialized cabinet that uses radio frequency identification is also available.
Leveraging data analytics and predictive intelligence, we provide actionable insights to help customers better understand their medication usage and improve pharmacy supply chain management. We offer specialized services and analytics software designed to help healthcare facilities improve their bottom line and patient care by harnessing data from automation and other systems. Our Performance Center solution combines a cloud-based predictive intelligence platform with expert services designed to monitor pharmacy operations and recommend opportunities to help improve efficiency, regulatory compliance, and patient outcomes. In addition, we offer analytics software designed to provide a more efficient and effective way to monitor potential drug diversion and address inventory management issues.
Our Population Health Solutions offer a portfolio of medication management tools designed to help improve health outcomes. Omnicell Patient Engagement is a web-based nexus of solutions designed to comprehensively support improvement in health outcomes related to medication use. Omnicell Patient Communications include hosted Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Outbound Communications and Mobile App, and enable tailoring of patient contact to individual preferences. Combined with advanced analytics to stratify populations and prioritize patient interventions, these solutions support improved performance for both pharmacies and health plans, helping them to succeed in value-based healthcare by driving health outcomes - better care, better health, and lower costs.
We provide expert services that serve as an extension of pharmacy operations to support improved efficiency, regulatory compliance, and patient outcomes. Our expert services provide comprehensive, customer-centric, outcome-based adoption services to help ensure successful adoption of our technology.
Our Central Pharmacy IV Compounding Service offers a comprehensive service model inclusive of IV robotic technology, data analytic tools, and clinical support for insourced sterile compounding programs. Our Central Pharmacy
Dispensing Service is a turnkey, full service central pharmacy automation solution designed to improve inventory control, compliance, safety, and efficiency through automation, supported by operational staff, maintenance, and optimization services.
In addition to our own development, we have, from time to time acquired businesses and technologies that expand our product lines and are a strategic fit for our business.
In April 2017, we completed the acquisition of InPharmics, a provider of advanced pharmacy informatics solutions to hospital pharmacies. The InPharmics solutions add clinical and compliance analytics to our Performance Center offering, positioning us as a leading partner for health systems seeking to improve all facets of medication management.
In December 2016, we completed the acquisition of Ateb, a leading provider of pharmacy-based patient care solutions and medication synchronization to independent and chain retail pharmacies, an area where we had no prior market penetration. Ateb’s integrated medication synchronization program, combined with Omnicell’s SureMed medication adherence packaging and related automation solutions, uniquely positions us to support pharmacists as they implement and scale their medication adherence programs.
In January 2016, we completed the acquisition of Aesynt, a leader in central pharmacy robotics and IV compounding automation. We added these two solution sets to the Omnicell portfolio to give us one of the most comprehensive medication management platform offerings in the industry. With the addition of central pharmacy robotics and IV compounding, we are now able to support customers who desire a centralized cartfill or nurse server medication distribution model all the way to fully decentralized dispensing and hybrid combinations along that continuum. We are also able to offer solutions for preparing IV compounds, including oncology drugs, which is an area where our combined customers have expressed significant interest.
Sales and Distribution
We sell our solutions primarily in the United States. Approximately 90% of our revenue was generated in this market for the year ended December 31, 2019. No single customer accounted for greater than 10% of our revenues for the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018, or 2017. Our sales force is organized by geographic region in the United States and Canada where our sales are primarily made direct to end-user customers with the exception of some distribution of medication adherence consumables. Outside the United States and Canada, we field direct sales employees in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Belgium, and Australia. For other geographies, we generally sell through distributors and resellers. Our foreign operations are discussed in Note 3, Revenues, and Note 7, Property and Equipment, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements and Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, of this annual report. Our combined direct, corporate, and international distribution sales teams consisted of approximately 330 staff members as of December 31, 2019. Nearly all of our direct sales team members have hospital capital equipment or clinical systems experience.
The sales cycle for our automation systems, from the initial sales meeting to completion of installation, is long and can take in excess of 12 to 24 months. This is due in part to the relative cost of our systems and the number of people within each healthcare facility involved in the purchasing decision and installation process. To initiate the selling process, the sales representative generally targets the director of pharmacy, the director of nursing, the director of materials management, or other decision makers, and is responsible for educating each group within the healthcare facility about the economic, safety, and compliance benefits of our solutions relative to competing methods of managing medications or medical and surgical supplies.
We contract with Group Purchasing Organizations (“GPOs”), each of which functions as a purchasing agent on behalf of member hospitals and other healthcare providers, as well as with government entities and agencies. Pursuant to the terms of GPO agreements, each member contracts directly with us and can purchase our product at pre-negotiated contract terms and pricing. These GPO contracts are typically for multiple years with options to renew or extend for up to two years and some of which can be terminated by either party at any time. Our significant current GPO contracts include HealthTrust Purchasing Group, Intalere (f.k.a. Amerinet, Inc.), Premier Inc., The Resource Group, Resource Optimization & Innovation, LLC, and Vizient, Inc. We have also contracted with the U.S. General Services Administration, allowing the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Department of Defense, and other Federal government customers to purchase or lease our products. The accounts receivable balances are with individual members of the GPOs, and therefore no significant concentration of credit risk exists. During our fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, sales to members of the ten largest GPOs accounted for approximately 64% of total consolidated revenues.
We offer multi-year, non-cancelable lease payment terms to assist healthcare organizations in purchasing our systems by reducing their cash flow requirements. We sell the majority of our multi-year lease receivables to third-party leasing finance companies.
Our field operations representatives support our sales force by providing operational and clinical expertise prior to the close of a sale and during installation of our automation systems. This group assists the customer with the technical implementation of our automation systems, including configuring our systems to address the specific needs of each individual customer. After the systems are installed, on-site support is provided by our field service team and technical support group.
We offer telephone technical support through our technical support centers in Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Our support centers are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have found that a majority of our customers’ service issues can be addressed either over the phone or by our support center personnel using their remote diagnostics tools. In addition, we use remote dial-in software that monitors customer conditions on a daily basis. We offer a suite of remote monitoring features, which proactively monitors system status and alerts service personnel to potential problems before they lead to system failure.
In addition, our international team handles direct sales, installation and service to healthcare facilities in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, and to non-acute customers in Australia. Sales, installation and service to healthcare facilities is handled through distribution partners in other parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, South Africa, and South America. Our products are available in a variety of languages including Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, and German.
We have not sold and have no future plans to sell our products either directly or indirectly to customers located in countries that are identified as state sponsors of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State, or those subject to economic sanctions and export controls.
Manufacturing and Inventory
The manufacturing process for our automation products allows us to configure hardware and software in unique combinations to meet a wide variety of individual customer needs. The automation product manufacturing process primarily consists of the final assembly of components and testing of the completed product. Many of the subassemblies and components we use are provided by third-party contract manufacturers or other suppliers. We and our partners test these subassemblies and perform inspections to assure the quality and reliability of our products. While many components of our systems are standardized and available from multiple sources, certain components or subsystems are fabricated by a sole supplier according to our specifications and schedule requirements, or are only available from limited sources. Our medication adherence product manufacturing process consists of fabrication and assembly of equipment and mechanized process manufacturing of consumables. We rely on a limited number of suppliers for the raw material that are necessary in the production of our consumable medication packages.
Our arrangements with our contract manufacturers generally set forth quality, cost and delivery requirements, as well as manufacturing process terms, such as continuity of supply, inventory management, capacity flexibility, quality and cost management, oversight of manufacturing and conditions for the use of our intellectual property.
Our manufacturing organization procures components and schedules production based on the backlog of customer orders. Installation of equipment and software typically occurs between two weeks and twelve months after the initial order is received, depending upon the customer’s particular needs. We deploy a key operational strategy of operating with backlog levels that approximate the average installation cycle of our customers, which allows us to more efficiently manage our installation teams, improve production efficiencies, reduce inventory scrap and lower shipping costs. Shipment of consumables typically occurs between one and four weeks after an order is received.
The markets in which we operate are intensely competitive. We compete directly with a number of companies and are affected by evolving and new technologies, changes in industry standards, and dynamic customer requirements.
Our current direct competitors in the medication management automation solutions market include Becton, Dickinson and Company; ARxIUM; Cerner Corporation; Swisslog Healthcare as a division of KUKA; Cardinal Health, Inc.; PAR Excellence Systems, Inc.; TECSYS Inc.; Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Grifols, S.A.; Willach Pharmacy Solutions; DIH Technologies Corporation; Yuyama Co., Ltd; RoboPharma B.V.; Meditech-Pharma; Knapp AG; KLS Steuerungstechnik GmbH; Gollmann Kommissioniersysteme GmbH; and Loccioni. Our current direct competitors in the medication adherence solutions market include Drug Package, Inc.; ARxIUM; Manchac Technologies, LLC; RX Systems, Inc.; McKesson Corporation; Digital Pharmacist Inc.; Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Inc. (through its acquisition of PrescribeWellness); Synergy Medical Systems; Parata Systems; and Medicine-On-Time in the United States, and Jones Packaging Ltd.; Synergy Medical Systems; and WebsterCare outside the United States.
We believe our products and services compare favorably with the offerings of our competitors, particularly with respect to proprietary technological advancements, system performance, system reliability, installation, applications training, service response time, and service repair quality.
Intellectual Property and Proprietary Technology
We rely on a combination of patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secret laws, confidentiality procedures, contractual restrictions, and licensing arrangements to protect our intellectual property rights.
We pursue patent protection in the United States and foreign jurisdictions for technology that we believe to be proprietary and that offers a potential competitive advantage for our products. Our issued patents expire on various dates between 2020 and 2038. We intend to seek and obtain additional United States and foreign patents on our technology.
All of our product software is subject to copyright protection under applicable United States and foreign copyright laws.
We intend to seek and obtain registration of our trademarks in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. We have obtained United States and, for certain marks, foreign registrations of, among others, the following marks: Omnicell, the Omnicell logo, OmniCenter, SafetyStock, SinglePointe, OnDemand, SureMed, AccuFlex, Detect-Rx, Time My Meds, Pharmacy Line, Connect-Rx, MedCarousel, and ROBOT-Rx.
Trade secrets and other confidential information are also important to our business. We protect our trade secrets through a combination of contractual restrictions and confidentiality and licensing agreements.
Research and Development
We use industry standard operating systems and databases, but generally develop our own application and interface software in our research and development facilities. New product development projects are prioritized based on customer input. Research and development primarily takes place in Mountain View, California; Cranberry Woods, Pennsylvania; St. Petersburg, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Bochum, Germany; Beijing, China; Lancing, UK; and Trieste, Italy. Research and development expenses were $68.6 million, $64.8 million, and $66.0 million for the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018, and 2017, respectively.
We had approximately 2,700 employees as of December 31, 2019. We have rebalanced our staff as needed, at times eliminating some functional positions and at other times adding new functional-specific positions to meet the evolving needs of the business. To our knowledge, none of our domestic employees are represented by a collective bargaining agreement, nor have we experienced any work stoppage. We believe that our employee relations are good.
Business under Government Contracts
A number of our U.S. government-owned or government-run hospital customers sign five-year leases, with payment terms that are subject to one-year government budget funding cycles. Failure of any of our U.S. government customers to receive their annual funding could impair our ability to sell to these customers, or to collect payments on our existing unsold leases. For additional information regarding these leases, see the section titled “Risk Factors” under Part I, Item 1A below.
Financing Practices Relating to Working Capital
We assist healthcare facilities in financing their cash outlay requirements for the purchase of our systems by offering multi-year, non-cancelable sales contracts. For additional information regarding these financing activities, refer to Note 1, Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in this annual report.
Product backlog is the dollar amount of medication management automation solutions and adherence tools for which we have purchase orders from our customers and for which we believe we will install, bill, and gain customer acceptance generally within one year. Due to industry practice that allows customers to change order configurations with limited advance notice prior to shipment and occasional customer changes in installation schedules, we do not believe that backlog as of any particular date is necessarily indicative of future sales. However, we do believe that backlog is an indication of a customer’s willingness to install our solutions. Our product backlog was $588 million and $478 million as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.
We were incorporated in California in 1992 under the name of Omnicell Technologies, Inc. and reincorporated in Delaware in 2001 as Omnicell, Inc.
We file reports and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) including annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and proxy or information statements. Those reports and statements as well as all amendments to those documents filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act are available (1) at the SEC’s Internet site (www.sec.gov) and (2) free of charge through our website as soon as reasonably practicable after electronic filing with, or furnishing to, the SEC. Our website address is www.omnicell.com. Information posted on or accessible through these websites is not incorporated by reference nor otherwise included in this report, and any references to these websites are intended to be inactive textual references only.
Information About Our Executive Officers
The following table sets forth certain information about our executive officers as of the date of this annual report:
|Randall A. Lipps||62||President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors|
|Dan S. Johnston||56||Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer|
|Peter J. Kuipers||48||Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|Nhat H. Ngo||47||Executive Vice President, Marketing, Strategy, and Business Development|
|Scott P. Seidelmann||44||Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer|
Randall A. Lipps was named Chief Executive Officer and President of Omnicell in October 2002. Mr. Lipps has served as Chairman of the Board and a Director of Omnicell since founding Omnicell in September 1992. Mr. Lipps received both a B.S. in economics and a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.
Dan S. Johnston joined Omnicell in November 2003 as Vice President and General Counsel. In March 2012, Mr. Johnston was named Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In February 2015, Mr. Johnston was named Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer. From April 1999 to November 2003, Mr. Johnston was Vice President and General Counsel at Be, Inc., a software company. From September 1994 to March 1999, Mr. Johnston was an attorney with the law firm Cooley LLP. Mr. Johnston received a B.S. in computer information systems from Humboldt State University and a J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
Peter J. Kuipers joined Omnicell in August 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Omnicell, Mr. Kuipers served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quantcast Corp., a global technology company that specializes in digital audience measurement and real-time advertising. From May 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Kuipers served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Weather Company, a media and global technology leader operating The Weather Channel, weather.com, wunderground.com and its professional services division WSI. From September 2009 to April 2013, Mr. Kuipers served in various financial management positions at Yahoo! Inc., a global internet technology company, most recently as Vice President, Finance for the Americas region. Prior to Yahoo! Inc., Mr. Kuipers held financial leadership roles at Altera Corporation, General Electric Company, and Akzo Nobel. He started his career with Ernst & Young and worked in both the Netherlands and Seattle, Washington. Mr. Kuipers received a Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Maastricht University and is a Chartered Accountant in the Netherlands.
Nhat H. Ngo joined Omnicell in November 2008 as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. In March 2012, Mr. Ngo was named Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. In January 2018, Mr. Ngo was named Executive Vice President, Marketing, Strategy and Business Development. From January 2007 to October 2008, Mr. Ngo served as Vice President of Business Development and Licensing for a business unit of Covidien, a global healthcare products company. From June 1999 to April 2006, Mr. Ngo worked at BriteSmile, Inc., a direct-to-consumer aesthetic technology company and served in a variety of senior leadership positions in marketing, sales, operations, strategic planning and corporate development. From September 1997 to June 1999, Mr. Ngo practiced corporate law at Shaw Pittman, LLP. Mr. Ngo received a B.S. in commerce, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Scott P. Seidelmann joined Omnicell in April 2018 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining Omnicell, from January 2015 to August 2017, Mr. Seidelmann served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of
Candescent Health, Inc., a cloud-based radiology workflow and analytics provider. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Seidelmann served as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Radisphere, Inc., a national radiology practice, prior to its acquisition by Sheridan Healthcare. Earlier in his career, Mr. Seidelmann held positions with Merrill Lynch and Ericsson Venture Partners. Mr. Seidelmann received a B.A. from Cornell University.
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
We have identified the following risks and uncertainties that may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations. Our business faces significant risks and the risks described below may not be the only risks we face. Additional risks not presently known to us or that we currently believe are immaterial may also significantly impair our business operations. If any of these risks occur, our business, results of operations, or financial condition could suffer and the market price of our common stock could decline.
In assessing these risks, you should also refer to other information contained in this annual report on Form 10-K, including the section entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and our Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes.
If we fail to develop new products or enhance our existing products to react to rapid technological change and market demands in a timely and cost-effective manner, or if more newly developed solutions, such as our XT Series, XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System, and IVX Workflow, are not adopted in the same time frame and/or quantity as we anticipate, this could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
We must develop new products or enhance our existing products with improved technologies to meet rapidly evolving customer requirements. We are constantly engaged in the development process for next generation products, and we need to successfully design our next generation and other products for customers who continually require higher performance and functionality at lower costs. The development process for these advancements is lengthy and usually requires us to accurately anticipate technological innovations and market trends. Developing and enhancing these products can be time-consuming, costly, and complex. Our ability to fund product development and enhancements partially depends on our ability to generate revenues from our existing products.
There is a risk that these new product developments, such as our XT Series, XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System and IVX semi-automated workflow solution, or product enhancements, will be late, will have technical problems, will fail to meet customer or market specifications or will not be competitive with other products using alternative technologies that offer comparable performance and functionality. For example, we experienced technical quality issues with respect to early shipments of our XT Series automated dispensing systems to customers. These issues required significant resources to analyze the source of the deficiencies and implement corrective actions. We may discover technical quality issues in the future related to new products, or product enhancements, that require analysis and corrective action, which could damage our reputation and have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
While our business strategy includes a goal of advancing our platform with new product introductions annually, we may be unable to successfully develop additional next generation products, new products or product enhancements on an annual basis or at all. Our next generation products, such as our XT Series, or any of our newer products, such as our XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System or IVX Workflow, or product enhancements may not be accepted in new or existing markets.
Our ability to execute successfully on our recently-launched vision of a fully digitized and autonomous pharmacy depends on our ability to continue to develop and introduce new products or product enhancements, and integrate new products with existing offerings, in furtherance of this vision in a timely manner and on a cost-effective basis. If we fail to do so, we may be unable to achieve the vision of the autonomous pharmacy, we may not realize the anticipated benefits of our investments in support of this vision, and this could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
We operate in highly competitive markets, and we may be unable to compete successfully against new entrants and established companies with greater resources and/or existing business relationships with our current and potential customers.
The markets in which we operate are intensely competitive. We expect continued and increased competition from current and future competitors, many of which have significantly greater financial, technical, marketing and other resources than we do. Our current direct competitors in the medication management automation solutions market include Becton, Dickinson and Company; ARxIUM; Cerner Corporation; Swisslog Healthcare as a division of KUKA; Cardinal Health, Inc.; PAR Excellence Systems, Inc.; TECSYS Inc.; Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Grifols, S.A.; Willach Pharmacy Solutions; DIH Technologies Corporation; Yuyama Co., Ltd; RoboPharma B.V.; Meditech-Pharma; Knapp AG; KLS Steuerungstechnik GmbH; Gollmann Kommissioniersysteme GmbH, and Loccioni. Our current direct competitors in the medication adherence
solutions market include Drug Package, Inc.; ARxIUM; Manchac Technologies, LLC; RX Systems, Inc.; McKesson Corporation; Digital Pharmacist Inc.; Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Inc. (through its acquisition of PrescribeWellness); Synergy Medical Systems; Parata Systems; and Medicine-On-Time in the United States, and Jones Packaging Ltd.; Synergy Medical Systems; and WebsterCare outside the United States.
The competitive challenges we face in the markets in which we operate include, but are not limited to, the following:
•certain competitors may offer or have the ability to offer a broader range of solutions in the marketplace that we are unable to match;
•certain competitors may develop alternative solutions to the customer problems our products are designed to solve that may provide a better customer outcome or a lower cost of operation;
•certain competitors may develop new features or capabilities for their products not previously offered that could compete directly with our products;
•competitive pressures could result in increased price competition for our products and services, fewer customer orders, and reduced gross margins, any of which could harm our business;
•current and potential competitors may make strategic acquisitions or establish cooperative relationships among themselves or with third parties, including larger, more established healthcare supply companies, thereby increasing their ability to develop and offer a broader suite of products and services to address the needs of our prospective customers;
•our competitive environment has recently experienced a significant degree of consolidation which could lead to competitors developing new business models that require us to adapt how we market, sell, or distribute our products; for example, in 2018, we initiated a company-wide organizational realignment in order to align our organizational infrastructure to centrally manage our business, including the marketing, sale, and distribution of our products, in part to address the continuing consolidation in the healthcare industry;
•other established or emerging companies may enter the markets in which we operate with products and services that are preferred by our current and potential customers based on factors such as features, capabilities, or cost;
•our competitors may develop, license, or incorporate new or emerging technologies or devote greater resources to the development, promotion, and sale of their products and services than we do;
•certain competitors have greater brand name recognition and a more extensive installed base of medication management automation solutions or other products and services than we do, and such advantages could be used to increase their market share;
•certain competitors may have existing business relationships with our current and potential customers, which may cause these customers to purchase competing products and services from these competitors; and
•our competitors may secure products and services from suppliers on more favorable terms or secure exclusive arrangements with suppliers or buyers that may impede the sales of our products and services.
If we fail to compete successfully against new entrants and established companies, it could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows.
Unfavorable economic and market conditions, a decreased demand in the capital equipment market, and uncertainty regarding the rollout of government legislation in the healthcare industry could adversely affect our operating results.
Customer demand for our products is significantly linked to the strength of the economy. If decreases in demand for capital equipment caused by weak economic conditions and decreased corporate and government spending, including any effects of fiscal budget balancing at the federal level, deferrals or delays of capital equipment projects, longer time frames for capital equipment purchasing decisions, or generally reduced expenditures for capital solutions occurs, we will experience decreased revenues and lower revenue growth rates, and our operating results could be materially and adversely affected.
Additionally, as the U.S. Federal Government implements healthcare reform legislation, and as Congress, regulatory agencies, and other state governing organizations continue to review and assess additional healthcare legislation and regulations, there may be an impact on our business. Healthcare facilities may decide to postpone or reduce spending until the implications of such healthcare enactments are more clearly understood, which may affect the demand for our products and harm our business.
Any reduction in the demand for or adoption of our medication management automation solutions, medication packaging systems, or related services would reduce our revenues.
Our medication management automation solutions represent only one approach to managing the distribution of pharmaceuticals and supplies at acute healthcare facilities, and our medication packaging systems represent only one way of managing medication distribution at non-acute care facilities. While a significant portion of domestic acute care facilities have adopted some level of medication and/or supply automation, a significant portion of domestic and international healthcare facilities still use traditional approaches in some form that do not include fully automated methods of medication management. As a result, we must continuously educate existing and prospective customers about the advantages of our products, which requires significant sales efforts, particularly when we are seeking to replace an incumbent supplier of medication management automation solutions and can cause longer sales cycles. Despite our significant efforts and extensive time commitments in sales to healthcare facilities, we cannot be assured that our efforts will result in sales to these customers.
In addition, our medication management automation solutions and our more complex automated packaging systems typically represent a sizable initial capital expenditure for healthcare organizations. Changes in the budgets of these organizations and the timing of spending under these budgets can have a significant effect on the demand for our medication management automation solutions, medication packaging systems, and related services. These budgets are often supported by cash flows that can be negatively affected by declining investment income and influenced by limited resources, increased operational and financing costs, macroeconomic conditions such as unemployment rates, and conflicting spending priorities among different departments. Any decrease in expenditures by healthcare facilities or increased financing costs could decrease demand for our medication management automation solutions, medication packaging systems, and related services, and reduce our revenues.
The transition to selling more products which include a software as a service or solution as a service subscription presents a number of risks.
We currently offer our IV compounding robots, Medication Packager products, and XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System together with personnel to operate the equipment, through subscription agreements. We also offer Performance Center, Patient Engagement, and certain other products and solutions as a subscription and/or service. IVX Workflow also contains a payment stream as part of the license fees in its pricing structure. As we continue to execute on the autonomous pharmacy vision and grow subscription and cloud-based offerings, we may offer additional products and services on a subscription basis. The transition to selling more products and services on a subscription basis presents a number of risks. The shift requires an investment of technical, financial, compliance and sales resources, and we cannot guarantee that we will recoup the costs of such investments, or that these investments will improve our long-term growth and results of operations. If adoption of certain subscription products takes place faster than anticipated, the shift to subscription revenues from capital equipment sales will defer revenue recognition and we may experience a temporary reduction of revenues. If any of our subscription products do not substantially meet customer requirements, customers may cancel subscriptions, causing a decline in revenue. Customers may elect not to renew their subscriptions upon expiration, or they may attempt to renegotiate pricing or other contractual terms at or prior to renewal on terms that are less favorable to us. In addition, since revenue is generally recognized over the term of the subscription, any decrease in customer purchases of our subscription-based products and services will not be fully reflected in our operating results until future periods, and it will also be more difficult for us to rapidly increase our revenue through additional subscription sales in any one period.
We are subject to laws, regulations, and other legal obligations related to privacy, data protection, and information security, and the costs of compliance with, and potential liability associated with, our actual or perceived failure to comply with such obligations could harm our business.
We receive, store, and process personal information and other data from and about customers, in addition to our employees and services providers. In addition, our customers use our solutions to obtain and store personal information, including personal health information. For example, our customers use our Omnicell Patient Engagement platform to guide and track patient notes, interventions and appointments, which involves the collection of personal health information of patients. Our handling of data is subject to a variety of laws and regulations by state, local, and foreign agencies, as well as contractual obligations and industry standards. Regulatory focus on data privacy and security concerns continues to increase globally, and laws and regulations concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information are expanding and becoming more complex. In the United States, these include federal health information privacy laws (such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), discussed below), security breach notification laws, and consumer protection laws, as well as state laws addressing privacy and data security. For example, The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which became effective in January 2020, imposes additional obligations on companies that process information on California residents.
Internationally, various foreign jurisdictions in which we operate have established, or are developing, their own data privacy and security legal framework with which we or our customers must comply. In certain cases, these international laws and regulations are more restrictive than many regulations in the United States. For example, within the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which became effective in May 2018, imposes more stringent data protection requirements on U.S.-based companies such as ours which receive or process personal information from EU residents, and establishes greater penalties for non-compliance. Violations of the GDPR can result in penalties up to the greater of €20.0 million or 4% of global annual revenues, and may also lead to damages claims by data controllers and data subjects. Such penalties are in addition to any civil litigation claims by data controllers, customers, and data subjects. Further, Brexit (discussed in the risk factor “The United Kingdom’s recent withdrawal from the European Union could adversely affect us” below) has created uncertainty regarding the regulation of data protection in the United Kingdom. In particular, although the United Kingdom enacted a Data Protection Act in May 2018 that is designed to be consistent with the GDPR, uncertainty remains regarding how data transfers to and from the United Kingdom will be regulated following the Brexit Transition Period (also discussed below).
In addition to government regulation, privacy advocates and industry groups may propose new and different self-regulatory standards that may legally or contractually apply to us. We also expect that there will continue to be new proposed laws, regulations, and industry standards relating to privacy, data protection, and information security. We cannot predict the scope of any such future laws, regulations, and standards that may be applicable to us, or how courts, agencies, or data protection authorities might interpret current ones. It is possible that these laws and other obligations may be interpreted and applied in a manner that is inconsistent with our existing data management practices or the functionality of our solutions, and we cannot predict the impact of such potential, future, inconsistent interpretations.
Compliance with privacy, data protection, and information security laws, regulations, and other obligations is costly, and we may encounter difficulties, delays, or significant expenses in connection with our compliance, or because of our customers’ need to comply or our customers’ interpretation of their own legal requirements. In addition, any failure or perceived failure by us to comply with laws, regulations, policies, legal or contractual obligations, industry standards, or regulatory guidance relating to privacy or data security could result in governmental investigations and enforcement actions, litigation, fines and penalties, exposure to indemnification obligations or other liabilities, and adverse publicity, all of which could have an adverse effect on our reputation, as well as our business, financial condition, and results of operation. For example, as discussed further in the section entitled “Legal Proceedings” in Note 12, Commitments and Contingencies, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report, we are currently and have in the past been subject to certain class action lawsuits asserting, among other allegations, claims of violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
If we experience a significant disruption in our information technology systems, breaches of data security, or cyber-attacks on our systems or solutions, our business could be adversely affected.
We rely on information technology systems to keep financial records and corporate records, communicate with staff and external parties, and operate other critical functions, including sales and manufacturing processes. In addition, we also utilize third-party cloud services in connection with our operations. Our information technology systems and third-party cloud services are potentially vulnerable to disruption due to breakdown, malicious intrusion and computer viruses, or environmental impact. If we were to experience a prolonged system disruption in our information technology systems or third-party cloud services, it could negatively impact the coordination of our sales, planning, and manufacturing activities, which could adversely affect our business. In addition, in order to maximize our information technology efficiency, we have physically consolidated our primary corporate data and computer operations. This concentration, however, exposes us to a greater risk of disruption to our internal information technology systems. Although we maintain offsite back-ups of our data, if operations at our facilities were disrupted, it may cause a material disruption in our business if we are not capable of restoring function on an acceptable time frame.
Our information technology systems and third-party cloud services are potentially vulnerable to cyber-attacks or other data security breaches, whether by employees or others, which may expose sensitive data to unauthorized persons. Such data security breaches could lead to the loss of trade secrets or other intellectual property, or could lead to the public exposure of sensitive and confidential information of our employees, customers, suppliers, and others, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations. Moreover, a security breach or privacy violation that leads to disclosure or modification of, or prevents access to, patient information, including personally identifiable information or protected health information, could harm our reputation, result in litigation, compel us to comply with federal and/or state breach notification laws, subject us to mandatory corrective action, require us to verify the correctness of database contents, and otherwise subject us to liability under laws and regulations that protect personal data, resulting in increased costs or loss of revenues.
In addition, we sell certain solutions that receive, store, and process our customers’ data. For example, our Performance Center solution combines a cloud-based predictive intelligence platform with expert services designed to monitor pharmacy operations and recommend opportunities to help improve efficiency, regulatory compliance and patient outcomes. In addition, our Omnicell Patient Engagement platform is a private cloud-based solution that supports improving patient adherence goals through a single web-based platform that hosts functionality to guide and track patient notes, interventions and appointments. An effective attack on our solutions could disrupt the proper functioning of our solutions, allow unauthorized access to sensitive and confidential information of our customers (including protected health information), and disrupt our customers’ operations. Any of these events could cause our solutions to be perceived as having security vulnerabilities and reduce demand for our solutions, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations. These risks are likely to increase as we continue to grow our cloud-based offerings, including in support of the autonomous pharmacy vision, and as we receive, store, and process more of our customers’ data. We use third-party cloud providers in connection with certain of our cloud-based offerings or third-party providers to host our own data, in which case we rely on the processes, controls, and security such third parties have in place to protect the infrastructure. We also may acquire companies, products, services, and technologies and inherit such risks when we integrate these acquisitions within Omnicell.
While we have implemented a number of security measures designed to protect our systems and data, including firewalls, antivirus and malware detection tools, patches, log monitors, routine back-ups, system audits, routine password modifications, and disaster recovery procedures, and have designed certain security features into our solutions, such measures may not be adequate or implemented properly to prevent or fully address the adverse effect of such events, and in some cases we may be unaware of an incident or its magnitude and effects. Any failure to prevent such security breaches or privacy violations, or implement satisfactory remedial measures, could require us to expend significant resources to remediate any damage, disrupt our operations or the operations of our customers, damage our reputation, or expose us to a risk of financial loss, litigation, regulatory penalties, contractual indemnification obligations, or other liability because of lost or misappropriated information, including sensitive patient data. In addition, these breaches and other inappropriate access can be difficult to detect, and any delay in identifying them may lead to increased harm of the type described above.
We have incurred substantial debt, which could impair our flexibility and access to capital and adversely affect our financial position.
On November 15, 2019, we refinanced our existing senior secured credit facility pursuant to an amended and restated agreement with certain lenders, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent (the “A&R Credit Agreement”). The A&R Credit Agreement provides for a five-year revolving credit facility of $500.0 million and an uncommitted incremental loan facility of up to $250.0 million. At December 31, 2019, the loan balance of the revolving credit facility was $50.0 million.
Our debt may:
•limit our ability to borrow additional funds for working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, or other general business purposes;
•limit our ability to use our cash flow or obtain additional financing for future working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, or other general business purposes;
•require us to use a substantial portion of our cash flow from operations to make debt service payments;
•limit our flexibility to plan for, or react to, changes in our business and industry;
•place us at a competitive disadvantage compared to our less leveraged competitors; and
•increase our vulnerability to the impact of adverse economic and industry conditions.
Our ability to meet our debt service obligations will depend on our future performance, which will be subject to financial, business, and other factors affecting our operations, many of which are beyond our control. If we do not have sufficient funds to meet our debt service obligations, we may be required to refinance or restructure all or part of our existing debt, sell assets, borrow more money or sell securities, none of which we can assure you that we would be able to do in a timely manner, or at all. In addition, as more fully described in the risk factor titled “Covenants in our A&R Credit Agreement restrict our business and operations in many ways and if we do not effectively manage our compliance with these covenants, our financial conditions and results of operations could be adversely affected” below, the A&R Credit Agreement includes customary restrictive covenants that impose operating and financial restrictions on us, including restrictions on our ability to take actions that could be in our best interests.
In addition, borrowings under the A&R Credit Agreement bear interest based on the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”). LIBOR is the subject of recent national, international and other regulatory guidance and proposals for reform. These reforms and other pressures may cause LIBOR to disappear entirely or to perform differently than in the past. The consequences of these developments cannot be entirely predicted, but could include an increase in the cost of borrowings under the A&R Credit Agreement and other financial contracts that we may enter into that are indexed to LIBOR.
We may fail to realize the potential benefits of acquired businesses which could negatively affect our business, financial condition, and operating results.
We have in the past acquired businesses, including Aesynt and Ateb in 2016 and InPharmics in 2017, and expect to continue to seek to acquire businesses, technologies, or products in the future. We cannot provide assurance that any acquisition or any future transaction we complete will result in long-term benefits to us or our stockholders, or that we will be able to integrate or manage the acquired business effectively.
These transactions may involve significant challenges, uncertainties, and risks, including:
•difficulties in combining previously separate businesses into a single unit and the complexity of managing a more dispersed organization as sites are acquired;
•complying with international labor laws that may restrict our ability to right-size organizations and gain synergies across acquired operations;
•complying with regulatory requirements, such as those of the FDA, that we were not previously subject to;
•failure to understand and compete effectively in markets in which we have limited previous experience;
•the substantial costs that may be incurred and the substantial diversion of management’s attention from day-to-day business when evaluating and negotiating such transactions and then integrating an acquired business, including any unforeseen delays and expenditures that may result;
•discovery, after completion of the acquisition, of liabilities assumed from the acquired business or of assets acquired that are broader in scope and magnitude or are more difficult to manage than originally assumed;
•difficulties related to assimilating and retaining key personnel of an acquired business, including due to changes in compensation, changes in management, reporting relationships, future prospects, office culture, or the direction of the acquired business;
•failure to achieve anticipated benefits such as cost savings and revenue enhancements;
•difficulties in integrating newly acquired products and solutions in our offerings to our customers and an inability or failure to expand product bookings and sales;
•the inability to maintain business relationships with customers and suppliers of newly acquired companies due to post-acquisition disruption;
•the inability or failure to effectively coordinate sales and marketing efforts to communicate the capabilities of the combined company;
•the inability or failure to successfully integrate and harmonize financial reporting and information technology systems; and
•the inability or failure to achieve the expected operational and cost efficiencies.
If we are not able to successfully integrate or manage the acquired businesses and their operations, or if there are delays in combining the businesses, the anticipated benefits of the acquisition may not be realized fully or at all or may take longer to realize than expected and our business, financial condition, and operating results may be negatively impacted.
If goodwill or other intangible assets that we recorded in connection with the Aesynt, Ateb, and InPharmics acquisitions, or have recorded in connection with prior acquisitions, become impaired, we could be required to take significant charges against earnings.
In connection with the accounting for the Aesynt and Ateb acquisitions in 2016, and the InPharmics acquisition in 2017, we recorded a significant amount of goodwill and other intangible assets, and we maintain significant goodwill and other intangible assets relating to prior acquisitions, such as our acquisitions of MTS, Avantec, and Mach4. As of December 31, 2019, we had recorded approximately $459.8 million net, in goodwill and intangible assets in connection with past acquisitions.
Under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, we must assess, at least annually and potentially more frequently, whether the value of goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets has been impaired. Amortizing intangible assets will be assessed for impairment in the event of an impairment indicator. Any reduction or impairment of the value of goodwill or other intangible assets will result in a charge against earnings, which could materially adversely affect our results of operations and shareholders’ equity in future periods.
Changing customer requirements could decrease the demand for our products and services, and our new product solutions may not achieve market acceptance.
The markets in which we operate are characterized by evolving technologies and industry standards, frequent new product introductions and dynamic customer requirements that may render existing products obsolete or less competitive. These markets could erode rapidly due to unforeseen changes in the features and functions of competing products, as well as the pricing models for such products. Our future success will depend in part upon our ability to enhance our existing products and services, and to develop and introduce new products and services to meet changing customer requirements. The process of developing products and services such as those we offer is extremely complex, and is expected to become increasingly more complex and expensive in the future as new technologies are introduced. If we are unable to enhance our existing products and services or develop new solutions to meet changing customer requirements, and bring such enhancements and solutions to market in a timely manner, demand for our products or services could decrease.
We cannot provide assurance that we will be successful in marketing any new products or services that we introduce, that new products or services will compete effectively with similar products or services sold by our competitors, or that the level of market acceptance of such products or services will be sufficient to generate expected revenues and synergies with our other products or services. For example, our XT Series, XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System, and IVX Workflow are relatively new to the market and we cannot guarantee that demand will meet our expectations. Deployment of new products or services often requires interoperability with other Omnicell products or services as well as with healthcare facilities’ existing information management systems. If these products or services fail to satisfy these demanding technological objectives, our customers may be dissatisfied, and we may be unable to generate future sales.
The healthcare industry faces changes to healthcare legislation and other healthcare reform, as well as financial constraints and consolidation, which could adversely affect the demand for our products and services.
The healthcare industry has faced, and will likely continue to face, significant financial constraints. U.S. government legislation such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the "PPACA"), the Budget Control Act of 2011, and other health reform legislation, or the repeal of all or a portion of any such legislation, may cause customers to postpone purchases of our products due to reductions in federal healthcare program reimbursement rates and/or needed changes to their operations in order to meet the requirements of legislation. Our automation solutions often involve a significant financial commitment from our customers and, as a result, our ability to grow our business is largely dependent on our customers’ capital and operating budgets. To the extent legislation promotes spending on other initiatives or healthcare providers’ spending declines or increases more slowly than we anticipate, demand for our products and services could decline.
For example, proposals for healthcare reform, such as “Medicare for All” proposals that have been put forward by candidates for the 2020 presidential election, have included the concept of a “single-payer” government-funded healthcare system. Such a system could reduce our customers’ revenues, as Medicare and other public reimbursement rates are on average lower than commercial health plan reimbursement rates. While it is not likely that legislation creating such a single-payer system will pass Congress and be signed by the President in the near term, continued introduction of legislation promoting a single-payer system by several members of Congress and presidential candidates could increase uncertainty for our customers and cause them to delay purchases of our products and services.
In addition, healthcare providers have consolidated to create larger healthcare delivery organizations in order to achieve economies of scale and/or greater market power. If this consolidation continues, it would increase the size of certain target customers, which could increase the cost, effort, and difficulty in selling our products to such target customers, or could cause our existing customers or potential new customers to begin utilizing our competitors’ products if such customers are acquired by healthcare providers that prefer our competitors’ products to ours. In addition, the resulting organizations could have greater bargaining power, which may lead to price erosion.
Government regulation of the healthcare industry could reduce demand for our products, or substantially increase the cost to produce our products.
The manufacture and sale of most of our current products are not regulated by the FDA, or the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”). Through our acquisition of Aesynt, we have both Class I and Class II, 510(k) exempt medical devices which are subject to FDA regulation and require compliance with the FDA Quality System Regulation as well as medical
device reporting. Additional products may be regulated in the future by the FDA, DEA, or other federal agencies due to future legislative and regulatory initiatives or reforms. Direct regulation of our business and products by the FDA, DEA, or other federal agencies could substantially increase the cost to produce our products and increase the time required to bring those products to market, reduce the demand for our products, and reduce our revenues. In addition, healthcare providers and facilities that use our equipment and dispense controlled substances are subject to regulation by the DEA. The failure of these providers and facilities to comply with DEA requirements, including the Controlled Substances Act and its implementing regulations, could reduce demand for our products and harm our competitive position, results of operations, and financial condition. Pharmacies are regulated by individual state boards of pharmacy that issue rules for pharmacy licensure in their respective jurisdictions. State boards of pharmacy do not license or approve our medication management automation solutions; however, pharmacies using our equipment are subject to state board approval. The failure of such pharmacies to meet differing requirements from a significant number of state boards of pharmacy could decrease demand for our products and harm our competitive position, results of operations, and financial condition. Similarly, hospitals must be accredited by an accrediting organization approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, such as The Joint Commission, in order to be eligible for Medicaid and Medicare funds. The Joint Commission does not accredit medication management automation solutions; however, failure by our customers to meet The Joint Commission standards for medication management could decrease demand for our products and harm our competitive position, results of operations, and financial condition.
While we have implemented a Privacy and Use of Information Policy and adhere to established privacy principles, use of customer information guidelines, and related federal and state statutes, we cannot assure you that we will be in compliance with all federal and state healthcare information privacy and security laws that we are directly or indirectly subject to, including, without limitation, HIPAA. Among other things, this legislation required the Secretary of Health and Human Services to adopt national standards governing the conduct of certain electronic health information transactions and protecting the privacy and security of personally identifiable health information maintained or transmitted by “covered entities,” which include pharmacies and other healthcare providers with which we do business.
The standards adopted to date include, among others, the “Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information,” which restrict the use and disclosure of personally identifiable health information by covered entities, and the “Security Standards,” which require covered entities to implement administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect the integrity and security of certain electronic health information. Under HIPAA, we are considered a “business associate” in relation to many of our customers that are covered entities, and as such, most of these customers have required that we enter into written agreements governing the way we handle and safeguard certain patient health information we may encounter in providing our products and services, and may impose liability on us for failure to meet our contractual obligations. Further, pursuant to changes in HIPAA under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, we are covered under HIPAA similar to other covered entities and in some cases, subject to the same civil and criminal penalties as a covered entity. A number of states have also enacted privacy and security statutes and regulations that, in some cases, are more stringent than HIPAA and may also apply directly to us. If our past or present operations are found to violate any of these laws, we may be subject to fines, penalties, and other sanctions.
In addition, we cannot predict the potential impact of future HIPAA standards and other federal and state privacy and security laws that may be enacted at any time on our customers or on Omnicell. These laws could restrict the ability of our customers to obtain, use, or disseminate patient information, which could reduce the demand for our products or force us to redesign our products in order to meet regulatory requirements.
Our software products are complex and may contain defects, which could harm our reputation, results of operations, and financial condition.
We market products that contain software and products that are software only. Although we perform extensive testing prior to releasing software products, these products may contain undetected errors or bugs when first released. These may not be discovered until the product has been used by customers in different application environments. Failure to discover product deficiencies or bugs could require design modifications to previously shipped products or cause delays in the installation of our products and unfavorable publicity or negatively impact system shipments, any of which could harm our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
When we experience delays in installations of our medication management automation solutions or our more complex medication packaging systems, resulting in delays in our ability to recognize revenue, our competitive position, results of operations, and financial condition could be harmed.
The purchase of our medication management automation solutions or our more complex medication packaging systems is often part of a customer’s larger initiative to re-engineer its pharmacy and their distribution and materials management systems. As a result, our sales cycles are often lengthy. The purchase of our systems often entails larger strategic purchases by customers that frequently require more complex and stringent contractual requirements and generally involve a
significant commitment of management attention and resources by prospective customers. These larger and more complex transactions often require the input and approval of many decision-makers, including pharmacy directors, materials managers, nurse managers, financial managers, information systems managers, administrators, lawyers, and boards of directors. In addition, new product announcements, such as that of our XT Series, can cause a delay in our customers’ decision to purchase our products or convert orders from our older products to those of our newer products, such as the XT Series. For these and other reasons, the sales cycle associated with sales of our medication management automation solutions and our more complex medication packaging systems is often lengthy and subject to a number of delays over which we have little or no control. A delay in, or loss of, sales of these systems could have an adverse effect upon our operating results and could harm our business.
In addition, and in part as a result of the complexities inherent in larger transactions, the time between the purchase and installation of our systems can generally range from two weeks to one year. Delays in installation can occur for reasons that are often outside of our control. We have also experienced fluctuations in our customer and transaction size mix, which makes our ability to forecast our product bookings more difficult. Because we recognize revenues for our medication management automation solutions and our more complex medication packaging systems only upon installation at a customer’s site, any delay in installation by our customers will also cause a delay in the recognition of the revenues for that system.
Our international operations may subject us to additional risks that can adversely affect our operating results.
We currently have operations outside of the United States, including sales efforts centered in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions, and supply chain efforts in Asia. We intend to continue to expand our international operations, particularly in certain markets that we view as strategic, including the Middle East. Our international operations subject us to a variety of risks, including:
•our reliance on distributors for the sale and post-sale support of our medication management automation solutions outside the United States and Canada;
•the difficulty of managing an organization operating in various countries;
•political sentiment against international outsourcing of production;
•reduced protection for intellectual property rights, particularly in jurisdictions that have less developed intellectual property regimes, which could make it more costly for us to enforce, and more difficult for us to stop the infringement or misappropriation of, our intellectual property rights in these jurisdictions;
•changes in foreign regulatory requirements;
•the requirement to comply with a variety of international laws and regulations, including privacy and security, labor, import, export, trade, environmental standards, product compliance, tax, anti-bribery, and employment laws;
•fluctuations in currency exchange rates and difficulties in repatriating funds from certain countries;
•additional investment, coordination, and lead-time necessary to successfully interface our automation solutions with the existing information systems of our customers or potential customers outside of the United States; and
•political unrest, terrorism, and the potential for other hostilities in areas in which we have facilities or operations; and
If we are unable to anticipate and address these risks properly, our business or operating results will be harmed.
Furthermore, we face risks related to outbreaks of contagious diseases or other adverse public health epidemics, which could cause us or our suppliers and/or customers to temporarily suspend operations in the affected city or country. For example, following the outbreak of the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the Chinese government has taken certain emergency measures to combat the spread of the virus, including implementation of travel bans and closure of factories and businesses. We import certain critical components from suppliers located in China. While we are closely monitoring developments in China and evaluating mitigation strategies, the full impact of this outbreak is uncertain at this time and any prolonged disruption to our China-based suppliers could significantly disrupt our supply chain and negatively impact our sales and operating results.
In addition, changes in export or import regulation and other trade barriers and uncertainties may have an adverse effect on our business. For example, the current U.S. administration has advocated greater restrictions on trade generally and tariff increases on certain goods imported into the United States, particularly from China. We cannot predict what actions may
ultimately be taken with respect to tariffs or trade relations between the United States and other countries (including China), what products may be subject to such actions, or what actions may be taken by the other countries in retaliation. The adoption and expansion of trade restrictions, the occurrence of a trade war, other governmental action related to tariffs or trade agreements or policies, or the related uncertainties, has the potential to adversely impact our supply chain and costs, which could in turn adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operation.
In the past, we have experienced substantial fluctuations in customer demand, and we cannot be sure that we will be able to respond proactively to future changes in customer demand.
Our ability to adjust to fluctuations in our revenues while still achieving or sustaining profitability is dependent upon our ability to manage costs and control expenses. If our revenues increase or decrease rapidly, we may not be able to manage these changes effectively. Future growth is dependent on the continued demand for our products and services, the volume of installations we are able to complete, our ability to continue to meet our customers’ needs and provide a quality installation experience, and our flexibility in manpower allocations among customers to complete installations on a timely basis.
Our ability to control expenses is dependent on our ability to continue to develop and leverage effective and efficient human and information technology systems, our ability to gain efficiencies in our workforce through the local and worldwide labor markets, and our ability to grow our outsourced vendor supply model. Our expense growth rate may equal or exceed our revenue growth rate if we are unable to streamline our operations, incur significant research and development expenses prior to, or without recognizing the benefits, of those solutions under development, incur acquisition-related integration expenses greater than those we anticipate, or fail to reduce the costs or increase the margins of our products. In addition, we may not be able to reduce our expenses to keep pace with any reduction in our revenue, which could harm our results of operations and financial position.
Covenants in our A&R Credit Agreement restrict our business and operations in many ways, and if we do not effectively manage our compliance with these covenants, our financial conditions and results of operations could be adversely affected.
The A&R Credit Agreement contains various customary covenants that limit our ability and/or our subsidiaries’ ability to, among other things:
•incur or assume liens or additional debt or provide guarantees in respect of obligations or other persons;
•issue redeemable preferred stock;
•pay dividends or distributions or redeem or repurchase capital stock;
•prepay, redeem, or repurchase certain debt;
•make loans, investments, acquisitions, and capital expenditures;
•enter into agreements that restrict distributions from our subsidiaries;
•sell assets and capital stock of our subsidiaries;
•enter into certain transactions with affiliates; and
•consolidate or merge with or into, or sell substantially all of our assets to, another person.
The A&R Credit Agreement also includes financial covenants requiring us (i) not to exceed a maximum consolidated total net leverage ratio of 3.50:1 (subject to certain exceptions) and (ii) to maintain a minimum interest coverage ratio of 3.00:1. Our ability to comply with these financial covenants may be affected by events beyond our control. Our failure to comply with any of the covenants under the A&R Credit Agreement could result in a default under the terms of the A&R Credit Agreement, which could permit the administrative agent or the lenders to declare all or part of any outstanding borrowings to be immediately due and payable, or to refuse to permit additional borrowings under the revolving credit facility, which could restrict our operations, particularly our ability to respond to changes in our business or to take specified actions to take advantage of certain business opportunities that may be presented to us. In addition, if we are unable to repay those amounts, the administrative agent and the lenders under the A&R Credit Agreement could proceed against the collateral granted to them to secure that debt, which would seriously harm our business.
If we are unable to recruit and retain skilled and motivated personnel, our competitive position, results of operations, and financial condition could be harmed.
Our success is highly dependent upon the continuing contributions of our key management, sales, technical, and engineering staff. We believe that our future success will depend upon our ability to attract, train, and retain highly skilled and
motivated personnel. As more of our products are installed in increasingly complex environments, greater technical expertise will be required. As our installed base of customers increases, we will also face additional demands on our customer service and support personnel, requiring additional resources to meet these demands. Furthermore, as we execute on the autonomous pharmacy vision and grow our cloud-based software as a service and solution as a service offerings, more specialized expertise will be required. We may experience difficulty in recruiting qualified personnel. Competition for qualified technical, engineering, managerial, sales, marketing, financial reporting, and other personnel can be intense, and we may not be successful in attracting and retaining qualified personnel. Competitors have in the past attempted, and may in the future attempt, to recruit our employees.
In addition, we have historically used stock options, restricted stock units, and other forms of equity compensation as key components of our employee compensation program in order to align employees’ interests with the interests of our stockholders, encourage employee retention, and provide competitive compensation packages. The effect of managing share-based compensation expense and minimizing shareholder dilution from the issuance of new shares may make it less favorable for us to grant stock options, restricted stock units, or other forms of equity compensation, to employees in the future. In order to continue granting equity compensation at competitive levels, we must seek stockholder approval for any increases to the number of shares reserved for issuance under our equity incentive plans, such as the share increase that was approved at our 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and we cannot assure you that we will receive such approvals in the future. Any failure to receive approval for future proposed increases could prevent us from granting equity compensation at competitive levels and make it more difficult to attract, retain, and motivate employees. Further, to the extent that we expand our business or product lines through the acquisition of other businesses, any failure to receive any such approvals could prevent us from securing employment commitments from such newly acquired employees. Failure to attract and retain key personnel could harm our competitive position, results of operations, and financial condition.
Our failure to protect our intellectual property rights could negatively affect our ability to compete.
Our success depends in part on our ability to obtain patent protection for technology and processes, and our ability to preserve our trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. We have pursued patent protection in the United States and foreign jurisdictions for technology that we believe to be proprietary and for technology that offers us a potential competitive advantage for our products. We intend to continue to pursue such protection in the future. Our issued patents relate to various features of our medication management automation solutions and medication packaging systems. We cannot assure you that we will file any patent applications in the future and that any of our patent applications will result in issued patents, or that, if issued, such patents will provide significant protection for our technology and processes. As an example, in September 2014, an action was brought against us, to, among other matters, correct the inventorship of certain patents owned by us. Furthermore, we cannot assure you that others will not develop technologies that are similar or superior to our technology or that others will not design around the patents we own. All of our system software is copyrighted and subject to the protection of applicable copyright laws. Despite our efforts to protect our proprietary rights, unauthorized parties may attempt to copy aspects of our products or obtain and use information that we regard as proprietary, which could harm our competitive position.
Our quarterly operating results may fluctuate and may cause our stock price to decline.
Our quarterly operating results may vary in the future depending on many factors that include, but are not limited to, the following:
•our ability to successfully install our products on a timely basis and meet other contractual obligations necessary to recognize revenue;
•our ability to continue cost reduction efforts;
•the size, product mix, and timing of orders for our medication management automation solutions and medication packaging systems, and their installation and integration;
•the overall demand for healthcare medication management automation solutions and medication adherence solutions;
•changes in pricing policies by us or our competitors;
•the number, timing, and significance of product enhancements and new product announcements by us or our competitors;
•the timing and significance of any acquisition or business development transactions that we may consider or negotiate and the revenues, costs, and earnings that may be associated with these transactions;
•the relative proportions of revenues we derive from products and services;
•fluctuations in the percentage of sales attributable to our international business;
•our customers’ budget cycles;
•changes in our operating expenses and our ability to stabilize expenses;
•expenses incurred to remediate product quality, security, or safety issues;
•our ability to generate cash from our accounts receivable on a timely basis;
•the performance of our products;
•changes in our business strategy;
•macroeconomic and political conditions, including fluctuations in interest rates, tax increases, availability of credit markets, and trade and tariff actions; and
•volatility in our stock price and its effect on equity-based compensation expense.
Due to all of these factors, our quarterly revenues and operating results are difficult to predict and may fluctuate, which in turn may cause the market price of our stock to decline.
If we are unable to maintain our relationships with group purchasing organizations or other similar organizations, we may have difficulty selling our products and services to customers represented by these organizations.
A number of GPOs, including HealthTrust Purchasing Group, Intalere (f.k.a. Amerinet, Inc.), Premier Inc., The Resource Group, Resource Optimization & Innovation, LLC, and Vizient Inc., have negotiated standard contracts for our products on behalf of their member healthcare organizations. Members of these GPOs may purchase under the terms of these contracts, which obligate us to pay the GPO a fee. We have also contracted with the United States General Services Administration, allowing the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Department of Defense, and other Federal Government customers to purchase our products. These contracts enable us to more readily sell our products and services to customers represented by these organizations. Some of our contracts with these organizations are terminable at the convenience of either party. The loss of any of these relationships could impact the breadth of our customer base and could impair our ability to meet our revenue targets or increase our revenues. These organizations may not renew our contracts on similar terms, if at all, and they may choose to terminate our contracts before they expire, any of which could cause our revenues to decline.
If we are not able to supply the demand from our institutional and retail pharmacy customers on schedule and with quality consumable medication packaging products, or if we are otherwise unable to maintain our relationships with major institutional pharmacies, they may use alternative means to distribute medications to their customers and our revenue from sales of blister cards and other consumables may decline.
Approximately 10% of our revenues during the year ended December 31, 2019 were generated from the sale of consumable medication packages, most of which are produced in our St. Petersburg, Florida facility on a continuous basis and are shipped out to fulfill the demands of our institutional and retail pharmacy customers domestically and abroad. The demands placed on institutional and retail pharmacies by their customers represent real time requirements of those customers. Our customer agreements for the sale of consumable medication packages are typically short-term in nature and typically do not include any volume commitments on the part of the customer. Although our packaging may be considered the preferred method of maintaining control of medications during the medication distribution and administration process, institutional and retail pharmacies have alternative methods of distributing medications, including bulk and alternative packaging, and medication adherence packaging may be supplied by our competitors. To the extent that we are unable to supply quality packaging to our customers in a timely manner, that demand will be met via alternative distribution methods, including consumable medication packaging sold by our competitors, and our revenues will decline. Any disruption in the production capabilities of our St. Petersburg facilities will adversely affect our ability to ship our consumable medication packages globally and would reduce our revenues.
In addition, the institutional pharmacy market consists of significant national suppliers of medications to non-acute care facilities, smaller regional suppliers, and very small local suppliers. If we are unable to maintain our relationships with the major institutional pharmacies we do business with, they may purchase consumable blister card components from alternative sources, or choose to use alternatives to blister cards for medication control, and our revenues would decline.
If we are unable to successfully interface our automation solutions with the existing information systems of our customers, they may choose not to use our products and services.
For healthcare facilities to fully benefit from our automation solutions, our systems must interface with certain of their other information systems. This may require substantial cooperation, incremental investment, and coordination on the part of our customers, and may require coordination with third-party suppliers of the existing information systems. There is little uniformity in the systems currently used by our customers, which complicates the interfacing process. If these systems are not successfully interfaced, our customers could choose not to use or to reduce their use of our automation solutions, which would harm our business. Also, these information systems are impacted by regulatory forces, such as the Promoting Interoperability Program and HIPAA Omnibus Rules, and may evolve their interoperability functionality accordingly. We expect to comply with the mandatory standards and certifications that enable us to continuously interoperate with partner information systems, but such symbiotic evolution in a changing regulatory environment can at times create an execution risk.
Additionally, our competitors may enter into agreements with providers of hospital information systems that are designed to increase the interoperability of their respective products. To the extent our competitors are able to increase the interoperability of their products with those of the major hospital information systems providers, customers who utilize such information systems may choose not to use our products and services. In addition, hospital and physician office information systems providers may choose to develop their own solutions that could compete with ours. Furthermore, we expect the importance of interoperability to continue to increase in the next few years. Regulations such as the Quality Payment Program are expected to heavily focus on evidence and outcomes. Given our role in care delivery process, the data generated by our products may be a key input for assessing and reporting on clinical outcomes. This may elevate interoperability with information systems to a relative importance to our customers creating a business opportunity and risk.
We depend on a limited number of suppliers for our products, and our business may suffer if we were required to change suppliers to obtain an adequate supply of components, equipment, and raw materials on a timely basis.
Although we generally use parts and components for our products with a high degree of modularity, certain components are presently available only from a single source or limited sources. We rely on a limited number of suppliers for the raw materials that are necessary in the production of our consumable medication packages. While we have generally been able to obtain adequate supplies of all components and raw materials in a timely manner from existing sources, or where necessary, from alternative sources of supply, we entered into relationships with new suppliers in connection with the launch of our XT Series products. We engage multiple single source third-party manufacturers to build several of our sub-assemblies. The risks associated with changing to alternative vendors, if necessary, for any of the numerous components used to manufacture our products could limit our ability to manufacture our products and harm our business. Due to our reliance on a few single source partners to build our hardware sub-assemblies and on a limited number of suppliers for the raw materials that are necessary in the production of our consumable medication packages, a reduction or interruption in supply from our partners or suppliers, or a significant increase in the price of one or more components could have an adverse impact on our business, results of operations, and financial condition. In certain circumstances, the failure of any of our suppliers or us to perform adequately could result in quality control issues affecting end users’ acceptance of our products. These impacts could damage customer relationships and could harm our business.
Failure to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 could cause our stock price to decline.
Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the related rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) require annual management assessments of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting, and a report by our independent registered public accounting firm attesting to the effectiveness of internal control. If we fail to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting, as such standards are modified, supplemented, or amended from time to time, we may not be able to ensure that we can conclude on an ongoing basis that we have effective internal control over financial reporting.
If the market price of our common stock continues to be highly volatile, the investment value of our common stock may decline.
Our common stock traded between $57.81 and $92.59 per share during the year ended December 31, 2019. The market price for shares of our common stock has been and may continue to be highly volatile. In addition, our announcements or external events may have a significant impact on the market price of our common stock. These announcements or external events may include:
•actual or anticipated changes in our operating results;
•whether our operating results or forecasts meet the expectations of securities analysts or investors;
•developments in our relationships with corporate customers;
•developments with respect to recently acquired businesses;
•changes in the ratings of our common stock by securities analysts or changes in their earnings estimates;
•announcements by us or our competitors of technological innovations or new products;
•announcements by us or our competitors of acquisitions of businesses, products or technologies; or other significant transactions by us or our competitors such as strategic partnerships or divestitures;
•actions by stockholders or short sellers of our common stock;
•the level of demand for our common stock, including short interest in our common stock; or
•general economic and market conditions.
Furthermore, the stock market as a whole from time to time has experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations, which have particularly affected the market prices for technology companies. These broad market fluctuations may cause the market price of our common stock to decline irrespective of our performance. In addition, sales of substantial amounts of our common stock in the public market, or the perception that such sales could occur, could lower the market price of our common stock.
In addition, stockholders have initiated class action lawsuits against companies following periods of volatility in the market prices of these companies’ stock. For example, as described in the section entitled "Legal Proceedings" in Note 12, Commitments and Contingencies, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report, in July 2019, a putative class action lawsuit was filed against Omnicell and certain of our officers alleging that the defendants violated federal securities laws by making certain materially false and misleading statements. While this action is concluded following the lead plaintiff's filing of a notice of voluntary dismissal as to all defendants, we may in the future be subject to other class action lawsuits, especially following periods of volatility in the market price of our common stock.
The United Kingdom’s recent withdrawal from the European Union could adversely affect us.
Following the result of a referendum in 2016, the United Kingdom (the “UK”) left the European Union (the “EU”) on January 31, 2020. The UK’s withdrawal from the EU is commonly referred to as “Brexit.” Pursuant to the formal withdrawal arrangements agreed between the UK and the EU, the UK is subject to a transition period until December 31, 2020 (the “Brexit Transition Period”), during which EU rules will continue to apply. Negotiations between the UK and the EU are expected to continue in relation to the customs and trading relationship between the UK and the EU following the expiry of the Brexit Transition Period. The effects of Brexit have been and are expected to continue to be far-reaching. Brexit and the perceptions as to its impact may adversely affect business activity and economic conditions in Europe and globally, and could continue to contribute to instability in global financial markets as well as uncertainty regarding the regulation of data protection in the UK. Brexit could also have the effect of disrupting the free movement of goods, services, and people between the UK and the EU. In addition, Brexit could lead to legal uncertainty and potentially divergent national laws and regulations as the UK determines which EU laws to replace or replicate. The full effects of Brexit are uncertain and will remain so until after the Brexit Transition Period and the UK and EU reach a definitive resolution with regards to outstanding trade and legal matters. Lastly, as a result of Brexit, other European countries may seek to conduct referenda with respect to their continuing membership with the EU. Given these possibilities and others we may not anticipate, as well as the lack of comparable precedent, the full extent to which our business, results of operations, and financial condition could be adversely affected by Brexit is uncertain.
Our U.S. government lease agreements are subject to annual budget funding cycles and mandated unilateral changes, which may affect our ability to enter into such leases or to recognize revenues, and sell receivables based on these leases.
U.S. government customers that lease our equipment typically sign contracts with five-year payment terms that are subject to one-year government budget funding cycles. Further, the government has in certain circumstances mandated unilateral changes in its Federal Supply Services contract that could render our lease terms with the government less attractive. In our judgment and based on our history with these accounts, we believe these receivables are collectible. However, in the future, the failure of any of our U.S. government customers to receive their annual funding, or the government mandating changes to the Federal Supply Services contract could impair our ability to sell lease equipment to these customers or to sell our U.S. government receivables to third-party leasing companies. In addition, the ability to collect payments on unsold receivables could be impaired and may result in a write-down of our unsold receivables from U.S. government customers. The balance of our unsold leases to U.S. government customers was $17.2 million as of December 31, 2019.
If we fail to manage our inventory properly, our revenue, gross margin, and profitability could suffer.
Managing our inventory of components and finished products is a complex task. A number of factors, including, but not limited to, the need to maintain a significant inventory of certain components that are in short supply or that must be purchased in bulk to obtain favorable pricing, the general unpredictability of demand for specific products and customer requests for quick delivery schedules, may result in us maintaining large amounts of inventory. Other factors, including changes in market demand, customer requirements, and technology, may cause our inventory to become obsolete. Any excess or obsolete inventory could result in inventory write-downs, which in turn could harm our business and results of operations.
Intellectual property claims against us could harm our competitive position, results of operations, and financial condition.
We expect that developers of medication management automation solutions and medication packaging systems will be increasingly subject to infringement claims as the number of products and competitors in our industry grows and the functionality of products in different industry segments overlaps. In the future, third parties may claim that we have infringed upon their intellectual property rights with respect to current or future products. We do not carry special insurance that covers intellectual property infringement claims; however, such claims may be covered under our traditional insurance policies. These policies contain terms, conditions, and exclusions that make recovery for intellectual property infringement claims difficult to guarantee. Any infringement claims, with or without merit, could be time-consuming to defend, result in costly litigation, divert management’s attention and resources, cause product shipment delays or require us to enter into royalty or licensing agreements. These royalty or licensing agreements, if required, may not be available on terms acceptable to us, or at all, which could harm our competitive position, results of operations, and financial condition.
Product liability claims against us could harm our competitive position, results of operations, and financial condition.
Our products include medication management automation solutions and medication adherence products and services for healthcare systems and pharmacies. Despite the presence of healthcare and pharmacy professionals as intermediaries between our products and patients, if our products fail to provide accurate and timely information or operate as designed, customers, patients or their family members could assert claims against us for product liability. For example, as further discussed under “Legal Proceedings” in Note 12, Commitments and Contingencies, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report, we are currently subject to certain lawsuits, asserting, among other allegations, claims of product liability. Moreover, failure of health care facility and pharmacy employees to use our products for their intended purposes could result in product liability claims against us. Litigation with respect to product liability claims, regardless of any outcome, could result in substantial cost to us, divert management’s attention from operations, and decrease market acceptance of our products. We possess a variety of insurance policies that include coverage for general commercial liability and technology errors and omissions liability. We attempt to mitigate these risks through contractual terms negotiated with our customers. However, these policies and protective contractual terms may not be adequate against product liability claims. A successful claim brought against us, or any claim or product recall that results in negative publicity about us, could harm our competitive position, results of operations, and financial condition. Also, in the event that any of our products is defective, we may be required to recall or redesign those products.
We are dependent on technologies provided by third-party vendors, the loss of which could negatively and materially affect our ability to market, sell, or distribute our products.
Some of our products incorporate technologies owned by third parties that are licensed to us for use, modification, and distribution. For example, the VBM 200F is manufactured by a third party and sold by us pursuant to a distribution and supplier agreement. In addition, we recently entered into a reseller agreement with Kit Check, Inc. to offer BlueSight for Controlled Substances diversion prevention software to our customers. If we lose access to third-party technologies, such as our ability to distribute the VBM 200F or BlueSight for Controlled Substances, or we lose the ongoing rights to modify and distribute these technologies with our products, we will have to devote resources to independently develop, maintain and support the technologies ourselves, pay increased license costs, or transition to another vendor. Any independent development, maintenance or support of these technologies by us or the transition to alternative technologies could be costly, time consuming, and could delay our product releases and upgrade schedules. These factors could negatively and materially affect our ability to market, sell or distribute our products.
Complications in connection with our ongoing business information system upgrades, including those required to transition acquired entities onto information systems already utilized, and those implemented to adopt new accounting standards, may impact our results of operations, financial condition, and cash flows.
We continue to upgrade our enterprise-level business information system with new capabilities and transition acquired entities onto information systems already utilized in the company. For example, we are currently in the process of replacing the legacy Enterprise Requirements Planning systems used at Aesynt with systems currently in use in other parts of Omnicell, and we intend to do the same at Ateb. Based upon the complexity of some of the upgrades, there is risk that we will not see the
expected benefit from the implementation of these upgrades in accordance with their anticipated timeline and will incur costs in addition to those we have already planned for. In addition, in future years, we will need to comply with new accounting standards established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) for components of our financial reporting. These new standards will require us to modify our accounting policies and financial reporting disclosure. We further anticipate that integration of these and possibly other new standards may require a substantial amount of management’s time and attention, and require integration with our enterprise resource planning system. The implementation of the system and the adoption of future new standards, in isolation as well as together, could result in operating inefficiencies and financial reporting delays, and could impact our ability to timely record certain business transactions. All of these potential results could adversely impact our results of operations, financial condition, and cash flows.
Outstanding employee stock options have the potential to dilute stockholder value and cause our stock price to decline.
We grant stock options to certain of our employees as incentives to join Omnicell or as an on-going reward and retention vehicle. We had options outstanding to purchase approximately 3.9 million shares of our common stock, at a weighted-average exercise price of $52.75 per share as of December 31, 2019. If some or all of these shares are sold into the public market over a short time period, the price of our common stock may decline, as the market may not be able to absorb those shares at the prevailing market prices. Such sales may also make it more difficult for us to sell equity securities in the future on terms that we deem acceptable.
Raising additional capital may cause dilution to our existing stockholders, restrict our operations or harm our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
We may seek additional capital through a variety of means, including through private and public equity offerings and debt financings. To the extent that we raise additional capital through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities, the ownership interest will be diluted, and the terms may include liquidation or other preferences that adversely affect the rights of our stockholders. Debt financing, if available, may involve agreements that include covenants limiting or restricting our ability to take certain actions, such as incurring additional debt, making capital expenditures, entering into licensing arrangements, or declaring dividends. If we raise additional funds from third parties, we may have to relinquish valuable rights to our technologies, or grant licenses on terms that are not favorable to us.
For example, we filed a “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 under the Securities Act in November 2017 (the “S-3 Registration Statement”), allowing us, from time to time, to offer any combination of registered common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, and warrants. Under this S-3 Registration Statement, we also entered into a distribution agreement (the “Distribution Agreement”) in November 2017 with J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., as our sales agents, pursuant to which we may offer and sell from time to time through “at-the-market” offerings, up to an aggregate of $125.0 million of our common stock through the sales agents. As of December 31, 2019, we had an aggregate of $31.5 million available to be offered under the Distribution Agreement.
If we are unable to raise additional funds through equity or debt financing when needed, our ability to market, sell or distribute our products may be negatively impacted and could harm our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
Changes in our tax rates, exposure to additional tax liabilities, or the adoption of new tax legislation could adversely affect our business and financial condition.
We are subject to taxes in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. Our future effective tax rates could be affected by several factors, many of which are outside of our control, including: changes in the mix of earnings with differing statutory tax rates, changes in the valuation of deferred tax assets and liabilities, changes in federal, state, and international laws or their interpretation, adjustments to income tax expense upon the finalization of tax returns, changes in tax attribute, or changes in accounting principles. We regularly assess the likelihood of adverse outcomes to determine the adequacy of our provision for taxes. We are also subject to examination of our income tax returns by the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities. There can be no assurance that the outcomes from these examinations will not materially adversely affect our financial condition and operating results. Forecasting our estimated annual effective tax rate is complex and subject to uncertainty, and there may be a material difference between the forecasted and the accrual tax rates. Any increase in our effective tax rate would reduce our profitability.
Catastrophic events may disrupt our business and harm our operating results.
We rely on our network infrastructure, data centers, enterprise applications, and technology systems for the development, marketing, support, and sales of our products, and for the internal operation of our business. These systems are susceptible to disruption or failure in the event of a major earthquake, fire, flood, ice and snow storms, cyber-attack, terrorist attack, telecommunications failure, or other catastrophic event. Many of these systems are housed or supported in or around our corporate headquarters located in Northern California, near major earthquake faults, and where a significant portion of our
research and development activities and other critical business operations take place. Other critical systems, including our manufacturing facilities for our consumable medication packages, are housed in St. Petersburg, Florida, in communities that have been subject to significant tropical storms. Disruptions to or the failure of any of these systems, and the resulting loss of critical data, which is not quickly recoverable by the effective execution of disaster recovery plans designed to reduce such disruption, could cause delays in our product development, prevent us from fulfilling our customers’ orders, and could severely affect our ability to conduct normal business operations, the result of which would adversely affect our operating results.
Anti-takeover provisions in our charter documents and under Delaware law, and any stockholders’ rights plan we may adopt in the future, make an acquisition of us, which may be beneficial to our stockholders, more difficult.
We are incorporated in Delaware. Certain anti-takeover provisions of Delaware law and our charter documents as currently in effect may make a change in control of our company more difficult, even if a change in control would be beneficial to the stockholders. Our anti-takeover provisions include provisions in our certificate of incorporation providing that stockholders’ meetings may only be called by our Board of Directors and provisions in our bylaws providing that the stockholders may not take action by written consent and requiring that stockholders that desire to nominate any person for election to our Board of Directors or to make any proposal with respect to business to be conducted at a meeting of our stockholders be submitted in appropriate form to our Secretary within a specified period of time in advance of any such meeting. Delaware law also prohibits corporations from engaging in a business combination with any holders of 15% or more of their capital stock until the holder has held the stock for three years unless, among other possibilities, our Board of Directors approves the transaction. Our Board of Directors may use these provisions to prevent changes in the management and control of our company. Also, under applicable Delaware law, our Board of Directors may adopt additional anti-takeover measures in the future.
The stockholder rights plan adopted by our Board of Directors in February 2003 expired by its terms in February 2013. Our Board of Directors could adopt a similar plan in the future if it determines that such action is in the best interests of our stockholders. Such a plan may have the effect of discouraging, delaying or preventing a change in control of our company that may be beneficial to our stockholders.
ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
There are currently no unresolved issues with respect to any SEC staff’s written comments.
ITEM 2. PROPERTIES
Our headquarters are located in leased facilities in Mountain View, California. The following is a list of our leased facilities and their primary functions:
|Site||Major Activity||Approximate Square Footage|
|St. Petersburg, Florida||Administration, marketing, research and development, sales, and manufacturing||132,500|
|Cranberry, Pennsylvania ||Administration, marketing, research and development, sales, technical support, and training||119,400|
|Warrendale, Pennsylvania ||Manufacturing and administration||107,400|
|Mountain View, California||Administration, marketing, and research and development ||99,900|
|Raleigh, North Carolina||Administration, marketing, and research and development ||65,700|
|Irlam, United Kingdom||Administration, sales, marketing, and distribution center||61,000|
|Waukegan, Illinois||Technical support, training, and repair center||38,500|
|Bochum, Germany||Administration, sales, marketing, distribution, and manufacturing center||11,000|
We also have smaller rented offices in Strongsville, Ohio; New York, New York; Germany; France; Italy; the People’s Republic of China; the United Arab Emirates; and the United Kingdom.
We believe that these facilities are sufficient for our current operational needs and that suitable additional space will be available on commercially reasonable terms to accommodate expansion of our operations, if necessary.
For additional information regarding our obligations pursuant to operating leases, refer to Note 11, Lessee Leases, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in this annual report.
ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Refer to the information set forth under “Legal Proceedings” in Note 12, Commitments and Contingencies, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report.
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS, AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
Market for Our Common Stock
Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “OMCL.”
There were 83 registered stockholders of record as of December 31, 2019. A substantially greater number of stockholders are beneficial holders, whose shares of record are held by banks, brokers, and other financial institutions.
We have never declared or paid any cash dividends on our common stock. We currently expect to retain any future earnings for use in the operation and expansion of our business and do not anticipate paying any cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future.
The following graph compares total stockholder returns for Omnicell’s common stock for the past five years to three indexes: the NASDAQ Composite Index, the NASDAQ Health Care Index, and the NASDAQ Health Services Index. The graph assumes $100 was invested in each of Omnicell’s common stock, the NASDAQ Composite Index, the NASDAQ Health Care Index, and the NASDAQ Health Services Index as of the market close on December 31, 2014. The total return for Omnicell’s common stock and for each index assumes the reinvestment of all dividends, although cash dividends have never been declared on Omnicell’s common stock, and is based on the returns of the component companies weighted according to their capitalization as of the end of each annual period.
The NASDAQ Composite Index tracks the aggregate price performance of equity securities traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market. The NASDAQ Health Care Index and NASDAQ Health Services Index tracks the aggregate price performance of health care and health services equity securities. Omnicell’s common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Select Market and is a component of both indexes. The stock price performance shown on the graph is based on historical results and is not necessarily indicative of future price performance.
COMPARISON OF 5 YEAR CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN (1) (2)
Among Omnicell, Inc., the NASDAQ Composite Index, the NASDAQ Health Care Index, and
the NASDAQ Health Services Index
(1)$100 invested on December 31, 2014 in stock or index, including reinvestment of dividends.
(2)This section is not deemed “soliciting material” or to be “filed” with the SEC and is not to be incorporated by reference into any filing of Omnicell, Inc. under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any such filing.
|Year Ended December 31,|
|Omnicell, Inc. ||$||100.00 || ||$||93.84 || ||$||102.36 || ||$||146.44 || ||$||184.90 || ||$||246.74 || |
|NASDAQ Composite||100.00 || ||106.96 || ||116.45 || ||150.96 || ||146.67 || ||200.49 || |
|NASDAQ Health Care||100.00 || ||104.65 || ||86.60 || ||107.70 || ||104.28 || ||127.44 || |
|NASDAQ Health Services||100.00 || ||107.35 || ||86.83 || ||109.24 || ||123.53 || ||160.42 || |
Stock Repurchase Program
We did not repurchase any shares of our common stock during 2019. Refer to Note 14, Stock Repurchase Program, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in this annual report for additional information.
For the year ended December 31, 2019, we received gross proceeds of $38.5 million from sales of our common stock under our Distribution Agreement and incurred issuance costs of $0.7 million on sales of approximately 460,000 shares of our common stock at an average price of approximately $83.81 per share. Refer to Note 15, Equity Offerings, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in this annual report for additional information.
ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
The following selected consolidated financial data is derived from our Consolidated Financial Statements. This data should be read in conjunction with our Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes included in this annual report and with Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. Historical results may not be indicative of future results.
|Year Ended December 31,|
2017 (1) (4)
2016 (2) (4)
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations Data|
|Total revenues||$||897,027 || ||$||787,309 || ||$||712,714 || ||$||695,908 || ||$||484,559 || |
|Gross profit||436,912 || ||372,330 || ||318,637 || ||317,085 || ||247,930 || |
|Income from operations||78,352 || ||44,392 || ||11,145 || ||21,405 || ||48,632 || |
|Net income||$||61,338 || ||$||37,729 || ||$||30,518 || ||$||9,756 || ||$||30,760 || |
|Net income per share:|
|Basic||$||1.48 || ||$||0.96 || ||$||0.81 || ||$||0.27 || ||$||0.86 || |
|Diluted||$||1.43 || ||$||0.93 || ||$||0.79 || ||$||0.26 || ||$||0.84 || |
|Shares Used in Per Share Calculations|| |
|Basic||41,462 || ||39,242 || ||37,483 || ||36,156 || ||35,857 || |
|Diluted||42,943 || ||40,559 || ||38,712 || ||36,864 || ||36,718 || |
2017 (1) (4)
2016 (2) (4)
2015 (3) (4)
|Consolidated Balance Sheet Data|
|Total assets||$||1,240,810 || ||$||1,081,242 || ||$||1,016,362 || ||$||966,884 || ||$||602,022 || |
|Long-term debt, net||50,000 || ||135,417 || ||194,917 || ||245,731 || ||— || |
|Total liabilities||395,556 || ||401,625 || ||462,021 || ||508,048 || ||181,558 || |
|Total stockholders’ equity||$||845,254 || ||$||679,617 || ||$||554,341 || ||$||458,836 || ||$||420,464 || |
(1) Includes InPharmics financial results as of April 2017, the acquisition date.
(2) Includes Aesynt and Ateb financial results as of the acquisition dates of January 2016 and December 2016, respectively.
(3) Includes Avantec and Mach4 financial results as of April 2015, the acquisition date.
(4) As adjusted for full retrospective adoption of Accounting Standards Codification 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes in this annual report. This discussion may contain forward-looking statements based upon current expectations that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results and the timing of selected events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including those set forth under Item 1A “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this annual report. Unless otherwise stated, references in this report to particular years or quarters refer to our fiscal year and the associated quarters of those fiscal years.
We have elected to omit discussion of the earliest of the three years covered by the Consolidated Financial Statements presented. Such omitted discussion can be found under Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, located in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the SEC on February 27, 2019, for reference to discussion of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, the earliest of the three fiscal years presented.
We are a leading provider of medication management automation solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies. As we build on the vision of the autonomous pharmacy - a more fully automated and digitized system of medication management - we believe we will further help enable healthcare providers to improve patient safety, increase efficiency, lower costs, tighten regulatory compliance, and address population health challenges.
Over 6,000 facilities worldwide use our automation and analytics solutions to help increase operational efficiency, reduce medication errors, deliver actionable intelligence, and improve patient safety. More than 40,000 institutional and retail pharmacies across North America and the United Kingdom leverage our innovative medication adherence and population health solutions to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. We sell our product and consumable solutions together with related service offerings. Revenues generated in the United States represented 90% of our total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2019.
Over the past several years, our business has expanded from a single-point solution to a platform of products and services that will help to further the vision of the autonomous pharmacy. This has resulted in larger deal sizes across multiple products and installations for customers and, we believe, more comprehensive, valuable, and enduring relationships.
We utilize product bookings as an indicator of the success of our business. Product bookings consist of all firm orders, as evidenced generally by a non-cancelable contract and purchase order for equipment and software products, and by a purchase order for consumables. Equipment and software product bookings are generally installable within twelve months of booking, and other than sales based on subscription services, generally recorded as revenue upon customer receipts of goods or acceptance of the installation. Product bookings increased by 14%, from $716 million in 2018 to $813 million in 2019, driven by the success of our growth strategies in our comprehensive platform and differentiated products, as well as expanding our customer portfolio.
In addition to product solution sales, we provide services to our customers. We provide installation planning and consulting as part of most product sales which is included in the initial price of the solution. To help assure the maximum availability of our systems, our customers typically purchase maintenance and support contracts in increments of one to five years. As a result of the growth of our installed base of customers, our service revenues have also grown.
Our full-time headcount of approximately 2,700 on December 31, 2019, an increase of approximately 220 from December 31, 2018, reflects our efforts to drive profitability and optimize resources allocation.
We have not in the past sold, and have no future plans to sell, our products either directly or indirectly, to customers located in countries that are identified as state sponsors of terrorism by the U.S. Department of State, or those subject to economic sanctions and export controls.
We previously operated and reported our business in two segments: Automation and Analytics, and Medication Adherence. In an effort to deliver on the strategic vision of the autonomous pharmacy and address industry changes including the continuing consolidation of healthcare systems, rising pharmaceutical costs, and increased scrutiny on controlled substances, we initiated a company-wide organizational realignment in the fourth quarter of 2018 to centrally manage our business operations, including the development and marketing of all of our products, sales and distribution, supply chain and inventory management, as well as regulatory and quality functions. As a result of this organizational realignment, all significant operating decisions are based upon an analysis of Omnicell as one operating segment. Therefore, effective January 1, 2019, we started reporting as only one operating segment, which is the same as the reporting segment. Accordingly, prior period segment information has been revised to conform with current period presentation.
We are committed to being the care provider’s most trusted partner and executing on the vision of the autonomous pharmacy by delivering automation, intelligence, and services designed to transform the pharmacy care delivery model, helping
to dramatically improve outcomes and lower costs for our healthcare partners. We believe there are significant challenges in pharmacy that drive the demand for our solutions and represent large market opportunities in three product categories:
•Point of Care. As a market leader, we expect to continue expansion of this product category as customers increase use of our dispensing systems in more areas within their hospitals. In addition, we are early in the replacement cycle of our XT Series automated dispensing systems which we believe is a significant market opportunity and we expect to continue to focus on further penetrating markets through competitive conversion. We believe our current portfolio within the Point of Care market and new innovation and services will continue to drive improved outcomes and lower costs for our customers.
•Central Pharmacy. This market represents the beginning of the medication management process in Acute Care Settings, and, we believe, the next big automation opportunity to replace manual and repetitive processes which are common in the pharmacy today. Manual processes are prone to significant errors, and products such as our IV sterile compounding solutions and XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy system automate these manual processes and are designed to reduce the risk of error for our healthcare partners. We believe new products and innovation in the Central Pharmacy market create opportunities to replace prior generation Central Pharmacy robotics and carousels. The Central Pharmacy also represents an opportunity to provide technology enabled services designed to reduce the administrative burden on the pharmacy and allow clinicians to operate at the top of their license.
•Retail, Institutional, and Payer. We believe the Retail, Institutional, and Payer market represents a large opportunity as the majority of drugs are distributed in the non-acute sector. New technology is leading to innovation at traditional retail providers, which combined with the move to value-based care results, we believe will incentivize the market to adopt solutions to help providers and payers engage patients in new ways that lower the total cost of care. We believe adoption of our Population Health Solutions portfolio of software products and services, along with medication adherence packaging, will increase adherence performance rates, increase prescription volume for our customers and reduce hospital and emergency room visits due to improved adherence.
We believe our technology, services, and solutions within these three product categories position us well to address the needs of retail, acute, and post-acute pharmacy providers.
On April 12, 2017, we completed the acquisition of InPharmics, a technology and services company that provides advanced pharmacy informatics solutions to hospital pharmacies. The purchase price consideration was $5.0 million, net of cash acquired of $0.3 million. The results of InPharmics’ operations have been included in our consolidated results of operations beginning April 13, 2017.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based on our Consolidated Financial Statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”). The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make certain estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of any contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. We regularly review our estimates and assumptions, which are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of certain assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates and assumptions. We believe the following critical accounting policies are affected by significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our Consolidated Financial Statements:
We earn revenues from sales of our products and related services, which are sold in the healthcare industry, our principal market. The transaction price of each contract with a customer is allocated to the identified performance obligations based on the relative fair value of each obligation. Our customer arrangements typically include one or more of the following performance obligations:
Products. Software-enabled equipment that manages and regulates the storage and dispensing of pharmaceuticals, consumable blister cards and packaging equipment and other medical supplies.
Software. Additional software applications that enable incremental functionality of our equipment or services.
Installation. Installation of equipment as integrated systems at customer sites.
Post-installation technical support. Phone support, on-site service, parts, and access to unspecified software updates and enhancements, if and when available.
Professional services. Other customer services, such as training and consulting.
Prior to recognizing revenue, we identify the contract, performance obligations, and transaction price, and allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations. All identified contracts meet the following required criteria:
Parties to the contract have approved the contract (in writing, orally, or in accordance with other customary business practices) and are committed to perform their respective obligations. A majority of our contracts are evidenced by a non-cancelable written agreement. Contracts for consumable products are generally evidenced by an order placed via phone or a manual purchase order.
Entity can identify each party’s rights regarding the goods or services to be transferred. Contract terms are documented within the written agreements. Where a written contract does not exist, such as for consumable products, the rights of each party are understood as following our standard business process and terms.
The entity can identify the payment terms for the goods or services to be transferred. Payment terms are documented within the agreement and are generally net 30 to 60 days from shipment of tangible product or services performed for customers in the United States. Where a written contract does not exist, our standard payment terms are net 30 day terms.
The contract has commercial substance (that is the risk, timing, or amount of the entity’s future cash flows is expected to change as a result of the contract.) Our agreements are an exchange of cash for a combination of products and services which result in changes in the amount of our future cash flows.
It is probable the entity will collect the consideration to which it will be entitled in exchange for the goods or services that will be transferred to the customer. We perform a credit check for all significant customers or transactions and where collectability is not probable, payment in full or a substantial down payment is typically required to help assure the full agreed upon contract price will be collected.
We often enter into change orders which modify the product to be received by the customer pursuant to certain contracts. Changes to any contract are accounted for as a modification of the existing contract to the extent the goods and services to be delivered as part of the contract are generally consistent with the nature and type of those to be provided under the terms of the original contract. Examples of such change orders include the addition or removal of units of equipment or changes to the configuration of the equipment where the overall nature of the contract remains intact. Our change orders generally result in the change being accounted for as modifications of existing contracts given the nature of the impacted orders.
Distinct goods or services are identified as performance obligations. A series of distinct goods or services that are substantially the same and that have the same pattern of transfer to the customer are considered a single performance obligation. Where a good or service is determined not to be distinct, we combine the good or service with other promised goods or services until a bundle of goods or services that is distinct is identified. To identify our performance obligations, we consider all of the products or services promised in the contract regardless of whether they are explicitly stated or are implied by customary business practices. When performance obligations are included in separate contracts, we consider an entire customer arrangement to determine if separate contracts should be considered combined for the purposes of revenue recognition. Most of our sales, other than renewals of support and maintenance, contain multiple performance obligations, with a combination of hardware systems, consumables and software products, support and maintenance, and professional services.
The transaction price of a contract is determined based on the fixed consideration, net of an estimate for variable consideration such as various discounts or rebates provided to customers. As a result of our commercial selling practices, contract prices are generally fixed with minimal, if any, variable consideration.
The transaction price is allocated to separate performance obligations proportionally based on the standalone selling price of each performance obligation. Standalone selling price is best evidenced by the price we charge for the good or service when selling it separately in similar circumstances to similar customers. Other than for the renewal of annual support services contracts, our products and services are not generally sold separately. We use an amount discounted from the list price as a best estimated selling price.
We recognize revenue when the performance obligation has been satisfied by transferring a promised good or service to a customer. The good or service is transferred when or as the customer obtains control of the good or service. Determining when control transfers requires management to make judgments that affect the timing of revenues recognized. Generally, for products requiring a complex implementation, control passes when the product is installed and ready for use. For all other products, control generally passes when product has been shipped and title has passed. For maintenance contracts and certain
other services provided on a subscription basis, control passes to the customer over time, generally ratably over the service term as we provide a stand-ready service to service the customer’s equipment. Time and material services transfer control to the customer at the time the services are provided. The portion of the transaction price allocated to our unsatisfied performance obligations are recorded as deferred revenues.
Revenues, contract assets, and contract liabilities are recorded net of associated taxes.
We generally invoice customers for products upon shipment. Invoicing associated with the service portion of agreements are generally periodic and are billed on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. In certain circumstances, multiple years are billed at one time.
The amount invoiced for equipment and software is typically reflected in both accounts receivable and deferred revenues, net. We typically recognize product revenue, and correspondingly reduce deferred revenues, net, for equipment and software upon written customer acceptance of installation. Consumables are recorded as revenue upon shipment to or receipt by the customer, depending upon contract terms. The portion of deferred revenues, net, not expected to be recognized as revenue within twelve months of the balance sheet date are included in long-term deferred revenues on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
In the normal course of business, we typically do not accept product returns unless the item is defective as manufactured or the configuration of the product is incorrect. We establish provisions for estimated returns based on historical product returns. The allowance for sales returns is not material to our Consolidated Financial Statements for any periods presented.
Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities
A contract asset is a right to consideration in exchange for goods or services that we have transferred to a customer when that right is conditional and is not just subject to the passage of time. A receivable will be recorded on the balance sheet when we have unconditional rights to consideration. A contract liability is an obligation to transfer goods or services for which we have received consideration, or for which an amount of consideration is due from the customer. Contract liabilities include customer deposits under non-cancelable contracts, and current and non-current deferred revenue balances. Our contract balances are reported in a net contract asset or liability position on a contract-by-contract basis at the end of each reporting period.
We have determined that the incentive portions of our sales commission plans require capitalization since these payments are directly related to sales achieved during a time period. These commissions are earned on the basis of the total purchase order value of new product bookings. Since there are no commensurate commissions earned on renewal of the service bookings, we concluded that the capitalized asset is related to services provided under both the initial contract and renewal periods. We apply a practical expedient to account for the incremental costs of obtaining a contract as part of a portfolio of contracts with similar characteristics as we expect the effect on the financial statements of applying the practical expedient would not differ materially from applying the accounting guidance to the individual contracts within the portfolio. A pool of contracts is defined as all contracts booked in a particular quarter. The amortization for the capitalized asset is an estimate of the pool’s original contract term, generally one to five years, plus an estimate of future customer renewal periods resulting in a total amortization period of ten years. Costs to obtain a contract are allocated amongst performance obligations and recognized as sales and marketing expense consistent with the pattern of revenue recognition. Capitalized costs are periodically reviewed for impairment. A portion of the pool’s capitalized asset is recorded as an expense over the first two quarters after booking, which represents the estimated period during which the product revenue associated with the contract is recorded. The remaining contract cost is recorded as expense ratably over the ten year estimated initial and renewal service periods. The commission expenses paid or due to be paid as of the consolidated balance sheet date to be recognized in future periods are recorded in long-term prepaid commissions on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception. The transaction price is allocated to separate performance obligations, generally consisting of hardware and software products, installation, and post-installation technical support, proportionally based on the standalone selling price of each performance obligation. Standalone selling price is best evidenced by the price we charge for the good or service when selling it separately in similar circumstances to similar customers. Other than for the renewal of annual support services contracts, our products and services are not generally sold separately. We use an amount discounted from the list price as a best estimated selling price.
We enter into non-cancelable sales-type lease arrangements, most of which do not have an option to extend the lease term. At the end of the lease term, the customer must either return the equipment or negotiate a new agreement, resulting in a new purchase or lease transaction. Failure of the customer to either return the equipment or negotiate a new agreement results in the contract becoming a month-to-month rental. Certain sales-type leases automatically renew for successive one year periods at the end of each lease term with written notice from the customer. Our sales-type lease agreements do not contain any material residual value guarantees.
For sales-type leases, we recognize revenues for our hardware and software products, net of lease execution costs, post-installation product maintenance, and technical support, at the net present value of the lease payment stream upon customer acceptance. We recognize service revenues associated with sales-type leases ratably over the term of the agreement in service revenues in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. We recognize interest income from sales-type leases using the effective interest method. Both hardware and software revenues, and interest income from sales-types leases are recorded in product revenues in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
We optimize cash flows by selling a majority of our non-U.S. government sales-type leases to third-party leasing finance companies on a non-recourse basis. We have no obligation to the leasing company once the lease has been sold. Some of our sales-type leases, mostly those relating to U.S. government hospitals, are retained in-house.
We entered into certain leasing agreements that were classified as operating leases prior to the adoption of the new lease accounting standard. Those agreements in place prior to January 1, 2019 will continue to be treated as operating leases, however, any new leasing agreements entered into on or after January 1, 2019 under these programs are classified and accounted for as sales-type leases in accordance with the new lease accounting standard. The operating lease arrangements entered into prior to January 1, 2019 are non-cancelable, and most automatically renew for successive one year periods at the end of each lease term absent written notice from the customer.
For operating leases, rental income is generally recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the associated lease, and recorded in services and other revenues in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Leased assets under operating leases are carried at amortized cost net of accumulated depreciation in property and equipment, net on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The depreciation expense of the leased assets is recognized on a straight-line basis over the contractual term of the associated lease, and recorded in cost of revenues in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts and Notes Receivables from Investment in Sales-Type Leases
We maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of our customers to make required payments. We record a specific allowance based on an analysis of individual past-due balances. Additionally, based on historical write-offs and our collection experience, we record an additional allowance based on a percentage of outstanding receivables. We perform credit evaluations of our customers’ financial condition. These evaluations require significant judgment and are based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, current economic trends, payment history, and a financial review of the customer. Actual collection losses may differ from management’s estimates, and such differences could be material to our financial position and results of operations.
The retained in-house leases discussed above are considered financing receivables. Our credit policies and our evaluation of credit risk and write-off policies are applied alike to trade receivables and the net investment in sales-type leases. For both, an account is generally past due after thirty days. The financing receivables also have customer-specific reserves for accounts identified for specific impairment and a non-specific reserve applied to the remaining population, based on factors such as current trends, the length of time the receivables are past due and historical collection experience. The retained in-house leases are not stratified by portfolio or class.
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost, computed using the first-in, first-out method, and net realizable value. Inbound shipping costs are included in cost of inventory. We regularly monitor inventory quantities on hand and record write-downs for excess and obsolete inventories based on our estimate of demand for our products, potential obsolescence of technology, product life cycles, and whether pricing trends or forecasts indicate that the carrying value of inventory exceeds its estimated selling price. These factors are impacted by market and economic conditions, technology changes, and new product introductions and require estimates that may include elements that are uncertain. Actual demand may differ from forecasted demand and may have a material effect on gross margins. If inventory is written down, a new cost basis is established that
cannot be increased in future periods. Shipments from suppliers or contract manufacturers before we receive them are recorded as in-transit inventory when title and the significant risks and rewards of ownership have passed to us.
Software Development Costs
We capitalize software development costs in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 985-20, Costs of Software to Be Sold, Leased, or Marketed, under which certain software development costs incurred subsequent to the establishment of technological feasibility may be capitalized and amortized over the estimated lives of the related products. We establish technological feasibility when we complete a detail program design or a working model. We amortize development costs over the estimated lives of the related products ranging from three to five years. All development costs prior to the completion of a detail program design or a working model are recognized as research and development expense.
We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Operating lease right-of-use assets and liabilities are recognized at the commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. As most of our lease contracts do not provide an implicit rate, we use our incremental borrowing rate based on information available at the commencement date in determining the present value of the lease payments.
Many of our operating leases include an option to extend the lease. The specific terms and conditions of the extension options vary from lease to lease, but are consistent with standard industry practices in each area that we operate. We review each of our lease options at a time required by the terms of the lease contract, and notify the lessor if we choose to exercise the lease renewal option. Until we are reasonably certain that we will extend the lease contract, the renewal option periods will not be recognized as right-of-use assets or lease liabilities.
Certain leases include provisions for early termination, which allow the contract parties to terminate their obligations under the lease contract. The terms and conditions of the termination options vary by contract. When we have made a decision to exercise an early termination option, the right-of-use assets and associated lease liabilities are remeasured in accordance with the present value of the remaining cash flows under the lease contract.
Certain building lease agreements include rental payments subject to change annually based on fluctuations in various indexes (i.e. Consumer Price Index (“CPI”), Retail Price Index, and other international indexes). Certain data center lease agreements include rental payments subject to change based on usage and CPI fluctuations. The changes based on usage and indexes are treated as variable lease costs and recognized in the period in which the obligation for those payments was incurred.
Goodwill and Acquired Intangible Assets
We review goodwill for impairment on an annual basis on the first day of the fourth quarter of each year at the reporting unit level. This assessment is also performed whenever there is a change in circumstances that indicates the carrying value of goodwill may be impaired. We have one reporting unit, which is the same as our operating segment. A qualitative assessment is initially made to determine whether it is necessary to perform quantitative testing. A qualitative assessment includes, among others, consideration of: (i) past, current, and projected future earnings and equity; (ii) recent trends and market conditions; and (iii) valuation metrics involving similar companies that are publicly-traded and acquisitions of similar companies, if available. If this qualitative assessment indicates that it is more likely than not that impairment exists, or if we decide to bypass this option, we proceed to the quantitative assessment. The quantitative assessment involves a comparison between the estimated fair value of our reporting unit with its carrying amount including goodwill. If the carrying value exceeds estimated fair value, we will record an impairment charge based on that difference. The impairment charge will be limited to the amount of goodwill.
To determine the reporting unit’s fair value under the quantitative approach, we use a combination of income and market approaches, equally weighting the two approaches, such as estimated discounted future cash flows of the reporting unit, multiples of earnings or revenues, and analysis of recent sales or offerings of comparable entities. We also consider our market capitalization on the date of the analysis to ensure the reasonableness of our reporting unit's fair value.
In connection with our acquisitions, we generally recognize assets for customer relationships, backlog, developed technology, and trade names. Intangible assets are carried at cost less accumulated amortization. Such amortization is provided on a straight-line basis or on an accelerated basis based on a pattern of economic benefit that is expected to be obtained over the estimated useful lives of the respective assets, generally from one to 30 years. Amortization for developed technology and
backlog is recognized in cost of revenues, and amortization for customer relationships, non-compete agreements, trade names, and patents is recognized in selling, general, and administrative expenses.
We assess the impairment of identifiable intangible assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that an asset’s carrying amount may not be recoverable. Recoverability of an asset is measured by the comparison of the carrying amount to the sum of the undiscounted estimated future cash flows the asset is expected to generate, offset by estimated future costs to dispose of the product to which the asset relates. If an asset is considered to be impaired, the amount of such impairment would be measured as the difference between the carrying amount of the asset and its fair value. Our cash flow assumptions are based on historical and forecasted future revenue, operating costs, and other relevant factors. Assumptions and estimates about the remaining useful lives of our intangible assets are subjective and are affected by changes to our business strategies. If management’s estimates of future operating results change, or if there are changes to other assumptions, the estimate of the fair value of our assets could change significantly. Such change could result in impairment charges in future periods, which could have a significant impact on our operating results and financial condition.
Valuation of Share-Based Compensation
We account for share-based compensation in accordance with ASC 718, Stock Compensation. We recognize compensation expense related to share-based compensation based on the grant date estimated fair value.
The fair value of stock options (“options”) on the grant date is estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, which requires the following inputs: expected life, expected volatility, risk-free interest rate, expected dividend yield rate, exercise price, and closing price of our common stock on the date of grant. The expected volatility is based on a combination of historical and market-based implied volatility, and the expected life of the awards is based on our historical experience of employee stock option exercises, including forfeitures. Expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period.
The fair value of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) is based on the stock price on the grant date. The fair value of restricted stock awards (“RSAs”) is their intrinsic value, which is the difference between the fair value of the underlying stock at the measurement date and the purchase price. The RSUs and RSAs are subject to a service vesting condition and are recognized on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period.
The fair value of performance-based stock unit awards (“PSUs”) with service and market conditions is estimated using a Monte Carlo simulation model applying multiple awards approach. Expense is recognized when it is probable that the performance condition will be met using the accelerated attribution method over the requisite service period.
The valuation assumptions used in estimating the fair value of employee share-based awards may change in future periods.
Accounting for Income Taxes
We record an income tax provision for (benefit from) the anticipated tax consequences of the reported results of operations. In accordance with U.S. GAAP, the provision for (benefit from) income taxes is computed using the asset and liability method, which requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statements. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined on the basis of the differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities, and for operating losses and tax credit carryforwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using the enacted tax rates in effect for the periods in which those tax assets and liabilities are expected to be realized or settled. In the event that these tax rates change, we will incur a benefit or detriment on our income tax expense in the period of change. If we were to determine that all or part of the net deferred tax assets are not realizable in the future, we will record a valuation allowance that would be charged to earnings in the period such determination is made.
In accordance with ASC 740, Income Taxes, we recognize the tax benefit from an uncertain tax position if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such positions are then measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement. The calculation of tax liabilities involves significant judgment in estimating the impact of uncertainties in the application of U.S. GAAP and complex tax laws. Resolution of these uncertainties in a manner inconsistent with management’s expectations could have a material impact on our financial condition and operating results.
Recently Issued Authoritative Guidance
Refer to Note 1, Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in this annual report for a description of recently issued accounting pronouncements, including the expected dates of adoption and estimated effects on our results of operations, financial position, and cash flows.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
|Year Ended December 31, ||Change in|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|Product revenues||$||659,602 || ||$||569,595 || ||$||90,007 || ||16% || |
|Percentage of total revenues||74% || ||72% || |
|Services and other revenues||237,425 || ||217,714 || ||19,711 || ||9% || |
|Percentage of total revenues||26% || ||28% || |
|Total revenues||$||897,027 || ||$||787,309 || ||$||109,718 || ||14% || |
Product revenues represented 74% and 72% of total revenues for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. Product revenues increased by $90.0 million, driven primarily by the growth of XT Series automated dispensing systems and to a lesser extent the growth of XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy system, partially offset by a decrease in revenues of Performance Center primarily due to a large installation during the year ended December 31, 2018.
Services and other revenues represented 26% and 28% of total revenues for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. Services and other revenues include revenues from service and maintenance contracts, and rentals of automation systems. Services and other revenues increased by $19.7 million, primarily due to an increase in our installed customer base, as well as an increase in revenues from Population Health Solutions, Performance Center, and subscription-based leasing arrangements for robotic equipment.
Our international sales represented 10% and 13% of total revenues for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. We expect our international sales to be affected by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. We are unable to predict the extent to which revenues in future periods will be impacted by changes in foreign currency exchange rates.
Our ability to continue to grow revenues is dependent on our ability to continue to obtain orders from customers, our ability to produce quality products and consumables to fulfill customer demand, the volume of installations we are able to complete, our ability to meet customer needs by providing a quality installation experience, and our flexibility in manpower allocations among customers to complete installations on a timely basis. The timing of our product revenues for equipment is primarily dependent on when our customers’ schedules allow for installations.
Cost of Revenues and Gross Profit
Cost of revenues is primarily comprised of three general categories: (i) standard product costs which accounts for the majority of the product cost of revenues that are provided to customers, and are inclusive of purchased material, labor to build the product and overhead costs associated with production; (ii) installation costs as we install our equipment at the customer site and include costs of the field installation personnel, including labor, travel expense, and other expenses; and (iii) other costs, including variances in standard costs and overhead, scrap costs, rework, warranty, provisions for excess and obsolete inventory, and amortization of software development costs and intangibles.
|Year Ended December 31,||Change in|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|Cost of revenues:|
|Cost of product revenues||$||344,914 || ||$||312,360 || ||$||32,554 || ||10% || |
|As a percentage of related revenues||52% || ||55% || |
|Cost of services and other revenues||115,201 || ||102,619 || ||12,582 || ||12% || |
|As a percentage of related revenues||49% || ||47% || |
|Total cost of revenues||$||460,115 || ||$||414,979 || ||$||45,136 || ||11% || |
|As a percentage of total revenues||51% || ||53% || |
|Gross profit||$||436,912 || ||$||372,330 || ||$||64,582 || ||17% || |
|Gross margin||49% || ||47% || |
Cost of revenues for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to the year ended December 31, 2018 increased by $45.1 million, of which $32.6 million was attributed to the increase in cost of product revenues and $12.6 million was attributed to the increase in cost of services and other revenues. The increase in cost of product revenues was primarily driven by the increase in product revenues of $90.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to the year ended December 31, 2018, partially offset by sales of product portfolios with higher margins as well as lower costs associated with the XT Series manufacturing ramp up and economies of scale. The increase in cost of services and other revenues was primarily driven by increase in services and other revenues of $19.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to the year ended December 31, 2018, as well as product mix with lower margins and investments to support new products.
The overall increase in gross margin primarily relates to lower costs associated with the XT Series manufacturing ramp up and economies of scale. Our gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $436.9 million compared to $372.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2018.
Operating Expenses and Interest and Other Income (Expense), Net
|Year Ended December 31,||Change in|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|Research and development||$||68,644 || ||$||64,843 || ||$||3,801 || ||6% || |
|As a percentage of total revenues||8% || ||8% || |
|Selling, general, and administrative||289,916 || ||263,095 || ||26,821 || ||10% || |
|As a percentage of total revenues||32% || ||33% || |
|Total operating expenses||$||358,560 || ||$||327,938 || ||$||30,622 || ||9% || |
|As a percentage of total revenues||40% || ||42% || |
|Interest and other income (expense), net||$||(4,419)|| ||$||(8,776)|| ||$||4,357 || ||(50)%|| |
Research and Development. Research and development expenses increased by $3.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to the year ended December 31, 2018. The increase was primarily attributed to increases in consulting expenses and higher headcount in the research and development function, offset by higher capitalized software. The increased spend is a result of our continued investments into automation, intelligence, and the cloud data platform.
Selling, General, and Administrative. Selling, general, and administrative expenses increased $26.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to the year ended December 31, 2018, due to overall growth of operations and increase in overall headcount. The increase is primarily due to an increase of $11.8 million in employee-related expenses primarily related to increased headcount, an increase of $5.5 million in consulting expenses, and an increase of $3.3 million in commissions expense primarily related to increased bookings. The increase is also driven by out-of-period adjustments of $2.6 million that reduced selling, general, and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2018, as discussed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on February 27, 2019. The increases are partially offset by $3.6 million related to realignment initiatives during the year ended December 31, 2018.
Interest and Other Income (Expense), Net. Interest and other income (expense), net, decreased by $4.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to the year ended December 31, 2018, primarily driven by a $5.5 million decrease in other expenses, partially offset by a $1.1 million decrease in other income. The decrease in other expenses is primarily due to lower interest expense as a result of significant debt repayments during the year ended December 31, 2019, as well as favorable foreign currency fluctuations during the period. The decrease in other income is primarily due to the $2.5 million contingent gain recognized during the year ended December 31, 2018 related to a settlement agreement associated with the Ateb acquisition, partially offset by higher interest income received due to higher cash balances we maintained during 2019.
Provision for (Benefit from) Income Taxes
|Year Ended December 31,||Change in|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|Provision for (benefit from) income taxes||$||12,595 || ||$||(2,113)|| ||$||14,708 || ||(696)%|| |
|Effective tax rate on earnings||17% || ||(6)%|| |
We recorded a provision for income taxes of $12.6 million and had an effective tax rate of 17% for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to an income tax benefit of $2.1 million and had a negative effective tax rate of 6% for the year ended December 31, 2018. The 2019 annual effective tax rate differed from the statutory tax rate of 21%, primarily due to a favorable impact from the excess tax benefit from equity-based compensation and favorable impact of research and development credits. The increase in the annual effective tax rate in 2019 as compared to 2018 was primarily due to the increase in the our earnings and the impact of the internal legal entity restructuring.
Refer to Note 16, Income Taxes, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report for more details.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
We had cash and cash equivalents of $127.2 million at December 31, 2019, compared to $67.2 million at December 31, 2018. All of our cash and cash equivalents are invested in bank accounts with major financial institutions.
Our cash position and working capital at December 31, 2019 and 2018 were as follows:
|Cash||$||127,210 || ||$||67,192 || |
|Working Capital||$||246,242 || ||$||192,554 || |
Our ratio of current assets to current liabilities was 2.0:1 at December 31, 2019 and 1.9:1 at December 31, 2018.
Sources of Cash
On January 5, 2016, we entered into a $400.0 million senior secured credit facility pursuant to a credit agreement with certain lenders, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as sole lead arranger, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent (as subsequently amended as discussed below, the “Prior Credit Agreement”). The Prior Credit Agreement provided for a $200.0 million term loan facility (the “Prior Term Loan Facility”), and prior to the amendment discussed below, a $200.0 million revolving credit facility (the “Prior Revolving Credit Facility” and together with the Prior Term Loan Facility, the “Prior Facilities”). In addition, the Prior Credit Agreement included a letter of credit sub-limit of up to $10.0 million and a swing line loan sub-limit of up to $10.0 million.
On April 11, 2017 and December 26, 2017, we entered into amendments to the Prior Credit Agreement. Under these amendments, the Prior Revolving Credit Facility was increased from $200.0 million to $315.0 million and certain other modifications were made.
On November 15, 2019, we refinanced the Prior Credit Agreement and entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “A&R Credit Agreement”) with the lenders from time to time party thereto, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Citizens Bank, N.A., and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as joint lead arrangers and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent. The A&R Credit Agreement replaced the Prior Credit Agreement and provides for (a) a five-year
revolving credit facility of $500.0 million (the “Current Revolving Credit Facility”) and (b) an uncommitted incremental loan facility of up to $250.0 million. In addition, the A&R Credit Agreement includes a letter of credit sub-limit of up to $15.0 million and a swing line loan sub-limit of up to $25.0 million. On November 15, 2019, the $80.0 million outstanding term loan balance under the Prior Facilities was transferred to the Current Revolving Credit Facility.
As of December 31, 2019, the outstanding balance of the Current Revolving Credit Facility was $50.0 million and we were in full compliance with all covenants. Refer to Note 9, Debt and Credit Agreements, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report. We expect to use future loans under the Current Revolving Credit Facility, if any, for working capital, potential acquisitions, and other general corporate purposes.
On November 3, 2017, we entered into a Distribution Agreement (the “Distribution Agreement”) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., as our sales agents, pursuant to which we may offer and sell from time to time through the sales agents up to $125.0 million maximum aggregate offering price of our common stock. Sales of the common stock pursuant to the Distribution Agreement may be made in negotiated transactions or transactions that are deemed to be “at the market” offerings as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, including sales made directly on the Nasdaq Stock Market, or sales made to or through a market maker other than on an exchange. We intend to use the net proceeds from the sale, if any, of common stock in the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, the acquisition of complementary businesses, the repayment of outstanding indebtedness, capital expenditures and working capital.
For the year ended December 31, 2018, we received gross proceeds of $40.3 million from sales of our common stock under the Distribution Agreement and incurred issuance costs of $0.7 million on sales of approximately 557,000 shares of our common stock at an average price of approximately $72.40 per share.
For the year ended December 31, 2019, we received gross proceeds of $38.5 million from sales of our common stock under the Distribution Agreement and incurred issuance costs of $0.7 million on sales of approximately 460,000 shares of our common stock at an average price of approximately $83.81 per share. As of December 31, 2019, we had an aggregate of $31.5 million available to be offered under the Distribution Agreement.
Uses of Cash
Our future uses of cash are expected to be primarily for working capital, capital expenditures, loan principal and interest payments, and other contractual obligations. We also expect a continued use of cash for potential acquisitions and acquisition-related activities.
Our stock repurchase programs have a total of $54.9 million remaining for future repurchases as of December 31, 2019, which may result in additional use of cash. Refer to Note 14, Stock Repurchase Program, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report. There were no stock repurchases during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018.
Based on our current business plan and revenue backlog, we believe that our existing cash and cash equivalents, our anticipated cash flows from operations, cash generated from the exercise of employee stock options and purchases under our employee stock purchase plan, along with the availability of funds under the Current Revolving Credit Facility will be sufficient to meet our cash needs for working capital, capital expenditures, potential acquisitions, and other contractual obligations for at least the next twelve months. For periods beyond the next twelve months, we also anticipate that our net operating cash flows plus existing balances of cash and cash equivalents will suffice to fund the continued growth of our business.
The following table summarizes, for the periods indicated, selected items in our Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows:
|Year Ended December 31,|
|Net cash provided by (used in):|
|Operating activities||$||145,008 || ||$||103,966 || |
|Investing activities||(61,664)|| ||(54,374)|| |
|Financing activities||(23,479)|| ||(13,597)|| |
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents||153 || ||(1,227)|| |
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||$||60,018 || ||$||34,768 || |
We expect cash from our operating activities to fluctuate in future periods as a result of a number of factors, including the timing of our billings and collections, our operating results and the timing of other liability payments.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $145.0 million for 2019, primarily consisting of net income of $61.3 million adjusted for non-cash items of $99.5 million offset by changes in assets and liabilities of $15.8 million. The non-cash items primarily consisted of depreciation and amortization expense of $53.6 million, share-based compensation expense of $34.0 million, amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets of $10.6 million, amortization of debt issuance costs of $2.2 million, and a change in deferred income taxes of $1.3 million. Changes in assets and liabilities include cash outflows from (i) an increase in accounts receivable and unbilled receivables of $21.5 million due to increased billings and the timing of billings and collections, (ii) a decrease in operating lease liabilities of $10.0 million, (iii) an increase in inventories of $8.1 million for inventory buildup in support of forecasted sales, (iv) an increase in investment in sales-type leases of $3.7 million, (v) an increase in prepaid commissions of $2.7 million, and (vi) an increase in other current assets of $2.0 million. These cash outflows were partially offset by (i) an increase in accounts payables of $7.9 million due to increased spending with vendors and increased consulting costs, (ii) an increase in other long-term liabilities of $6.0 million, (iii) an increase in deferred revenues of $5.4 million, (iv) a decrease in other long-term assets of $4.5 million, (v) an increase in accrued liabilities of $3.0 million, (vi) a decrease in prepaid expenses of $2.9 million, and (vii) an increase in accrued compensation of $2.5 million.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $104.0 million for 2018, primarily consisting of net income of $37.7 million adjusted for non-cash items of $77.0 million offset by changes in assets and liabilities of $10.7 million. The non-cash items primarily consisted of depreciation and amortization expense of $51.4 million, share-based compensation expense of $28.9 million, amortization of debt issuance costs of $2.3 million, and a change in deferred income taxes of $5.7 million. Changes in assets and liabilities include cash outflows from (i) a decrease in accounts payable of $9.2 million due to cash conservation efforts in 2017, which resulted in high payable balances, and timing of payments, (ii) an increase in other long-term assets of $7.1 million due to an increase in unbilled receivables, (iii) an increase in inventories of $6.8 million for inventory buildup in support of forecasted sales, (iv) an increase in accounts receivable and unbilled receivables of $6.2 million due to increased billings and the timing of billings and collections, and (v) an increase in prepaid commissions of $4.7 million due to an increase in bookings. These cash outflows were partially offset by an increase in accrued compensation of $14.4 million, an increase in other accrued liabilities of $8.2 million, and an increase in deferred revenues of $3.0 million due to the increased billings and the timing of orders and revenues being recognized for installed products.
Net cash used in investing activities was $61.7 million for 2019, which consisted of capital expenditures of $15.9 million for property and equipment and $45.8 million for costs of software development for external use.
Net cash used in investing activities was $54.4 million for 2018, which consisted of capital expenditures of $23.7 million for property and equipment, and $30.7 million for costs of software development for external use.
Net cash used in financing activities was $23.5 million for 2019, primarily due to the repayment of $90.0 million of the Prior Facilities and the Current Revolving Credit Facility, $9.7 million in employees’ taxes paid related to restricted stock unit vesting, and payments of debt issuance costs of $2.3 million, partially offset by $40.7 million in proceeds from employee
stock option exercises and employee stock plan purchases, and $37.8 million proceeds from sales of our common stock under the Distribution Agreement.
Net cash used in financing activities was $13.6 million for 2018, primarily due to the repayment of $77.0 million of the Prior Facilities and $6.8 million in employees’ taxes paid related to restricted stock unit vesting, partially offset by $30.6 million in proceeds from employee stock option exercises and employee stock plan purchases, and $39.6 million proceeds from sales of our common stock under the Distribution Agreement.
Contractual obligations as of December 31, 2019 were as follows:
|Payments Due by Period|
|Total||2020||2021 - 2022||2023-2024||2025 and thereafter|
|(In thousands)|| |
Operating leases (1)
|$||74,830 || ||$||13,573 || ||$||25,041 || ||$||16,448 || ||$||19,768 || |
Purchase obligations (2)
|65,913 || ||63,804 || ||1,821 || ||233 || ||55 || |
Revolving credit facility (3)
|50,000 || ||— || ||— || ||50,000 || ||— || |
|$||190,743 || ||$||77,377 || ||$||26,862 || ||$||66,681 || ||$||19,823 || |
(1)Commitments under operating leases relate primarily to leased office buildings, data centers, office equipment, and vehicles. Refer to Note 11, Lessee Leases, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report.
(2)We purchase components from a variety of suppliers and use contract manufacturers to provide manufacturing services for our products. During the normal course of business, we issue purchase orders with estimates of our requirements several months ahead of the delivery dates. These amounts are associated with agreements that are enforceable and legally binding. The amounts under such contracts are included in the table above because we believe that cancellation of these contracts is unlikely and we expect to make future cash payments according to the contract terms or in similar amounts for similar materials.
(3)Amounts shown for the revolving credit facility are principal repayments only. The cash interest expense payments are not reflected in the above table. Refer to Note 9, Debt and Credit Agreements, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report.
(4)Refer to Note 12, Commitments and Contingencies, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
As of December 31, 2019, we had no off-balance sheet arrangements as defined under Regulation S-K 303(a)(4) of the Exchange Act and the instructions thereto.
ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
We are exposed to market risks related to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates.
Foreign Currency Exchange Risk
We operate in foreign countries which expose us to market risk associated with foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations between the U.S. dollar and various foreign currencies, the most significant of which are the British Pound and the Euro. In order to manage foreign currency risk, at times we enter into foreign exchange forward contracts to mitigate risks associated with changes in spot exchange rates of mainly non-functional currency denominated assets or liabilities of our foreign subsidiaries. In general, the market risk related to these contracts is offset by corresponding gains and losses on the hedged transactions. By working only with major banks and closely monitoring current market conditions, we seek to limit the risk that counterparties to these contracts may be unable to perform. We do not enter into derivative contracts for trading purposes. As of December 31, 2019, we did not have any outstanding foreign exchange forward contracts.
Interest Rate Fluctuation Risk
We are exposed to interest rate risk through our borrowing activities. As of December 31, 2019, we had total debt under the A&R Credit Agreement of $50.0 million. Refer to Note 9, Debt and Credit Agreements, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this annual report.
We use interest rate swap agreements to protect against adverse fluctuations in interest rates by reducing our exposure to variability in cash flows relating to interest payments on a portion of our outstanding debt. Our interest rate swaps, which are
designated as cash flow hedges, involve the receipt of variable amounts from counterparties in exchange for us making fixed-rate payments over the life of the agreements. We do not hold or issue any derivative financial instruments for speculative trading purposes. As of December 31, 2019, we did not have any outstanding interest rate swap agreements. Our interest rate swap agreement matured during the second quarter of 2019.
ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
The following tables presenting our quarterly results of operations should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes included in Part IV, Item 15 of this annual report and are incorporated by reference into this Item 8. We have prepared the unaudited information on the same basis as our audited Consolidated Financial Statements. Our operating results for any quarter are not necessarily indicative of results for any future quarters or for a full year.
SUPPLEMENTARY CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)
|December 31, 2019||September 30, 2019||June 30, 2019||March 31, 2019|
|(In thousands, except per share data)|
|2019 Consolidated Statements of Operations Data|
|Total revenues||$||248,292 || ||$||228,805 || ||$||217,413 || ||$||202,517 || |
|Gross profit||123,603 || ||112,147 || ||104,045 || ||97,117 || |
|Income from operations||22,182 || ||24,646 || ||18,763 || ||12,761 || |
|Net income||$||22,095 || ||$||19,983 || ||$||15,976 || ||$||3,284 || |
|Net income per share:|
|Basic ||$||0.53 || ||$||0.48 || ||$||0.39 || ||$||0.08 || |
|Diluted||$||0.51 || ||$||0.46 || ||$||0.37 || ||$||0.08 || |
|December 31, 2018||September 30, 2018||June 30, 2018||March 31, 2018|
|(In thousands, except per share data)|
|2018 Consolidated Statements of Operations Data|
|Total revenues||$||211,750 || ||$||204,267 || ||$||188,673 || ||$||182,619 || |
|Gross profit||102,183 || ||98,909 || ||88,783 || ||82,455 || |
|Income from operations||18,930 || ||17,495 || ||7,334 || ||633 || |
|Net income||$||14,793 || ||$||13,628 || ||$||6,588 || |