Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.’s ( TNDM Quick Quote TNDM - Free Report) reported GAAP net earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter was 16 cents, declining from the year-ago EPS of 22 cents. This figure missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 20%.
Full-year GAAP EPS was 24 cents, a significant improvement from the year-ago loss of 56 cents. This figure too missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 22.6%.
Revenues in the quarter came in at $210 million, up 24.9% year over year and beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 6.1%. The strength in the top line was driven by robust pump shipments and growth in the company’s installed base, both in and outside the United States.
Full-year revenues were $702.8 million, reflecting a 40.9% uptick from the year-ago period. Again, the metric surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.7%.
Quarter in Detail
Tandem Diabetes registered international sales of $49.1 million in the quarter under review, recording a 70.9% rise from fourth-quarter 2020. Domestic sales totaled $160.9 million, up 15.5% year over year.
International pump shipments surged 45.9% to 11,873 pumps. Domestic pump shipments jumped 4.7% year over year to 25,712 units.
The company believes that the surge in pump shipments resulted from the continued adoption of the t:slim X2 technology. Further, domestic pump shipments benefitted from the traditional seasonal spike given the timing of insurance deductible resets and the highest volume of renewals the company has delivered in a single quarter.
Gross profit in the fourth quarter was $113.7 million, marking 25.6% year-over-year growth. Gross margin was 54.2%, indicating an expansion of 28 basis points (bps).
Selling, general and administrative expenses rose 31.1% to $71.5 million in the quarter under review. Research and development expenses also increased 69.7% to $29.5 million.
Overall operating income was $12.7 million, down 31.7% from the year-ago quarter. Adjusted operating margin contracted 504 bps from the year-ago quarter to 6.1%.
Tandem Diabetes exited 2021 with cash and cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $623.8 million compared with $484.9 million recorded at the end of 2020.
Tandem Diabetes has issued its financial guidance for 2022.
For the year, sales are projected in the range of $845-$860 million, indicating annual sales growth of 20% to 22%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2022 revenues is pegged at $814.36 million.
Full-year international sales are estimated in the range of $215-$220 million, which suggests annual sales growth of 21% to 24%.
Tandem Diabetes delivered better-than-expected revenues for the fourth quarter of 2021. Robust domestic and international pump shipments buoy optimism. Continued adoption of the company’s t:slim X2 insulin pumps looks encouraging as well. Further, the expanded international launch of Control IQ technology instills investors’ confidence. Expansion of gross margin is an added advantage.
However, the company’s earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Contraction of adjusted operating margin is discouraging as well.
Zacks Rank and Key Picks
Tandem Diabetes currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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