Jun 4, 2008

Integra LifeSciences Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Revenues for the First Quarter Increase 27% to $156.0 Million

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Jun 4, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) today reported its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2008. Total revenues were approximately $156.0 million, reflecting an increase of $33.0 million, or 27%, over the first quarter of 2007. Revenues from products acquired since the beginning of the first quarter of 2007 were $23.2 million for the first quarter of 2008. There were no revenues from such acquired products in the first quarter of 2007. The company reported GAAP net income of $11.6 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2008, compared to GAAP net income of $9.1 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2007.

Operating income for the first quarter of 2008 was $20.5 million, a 24% increase over the prior year period. Integra generated approximately $20.3 million in cash flows from operations in the quarter.

In addition to GAAP results, Integra reports adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share. A further discussion of these non-GAAP financial measures can be found below, and reconciliations of GAAP net income to adjusted net income and GAAP diluted earnings per share to adjusted diluted earnings per share for the quarters ended March 31, 2008 and 2007 appear in the financial statements attached to this release.

Adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2008, computed with the adjustments to GAAP reporting set forth in the attached reconciliation, was $14.4 million, or $0.50 per diluted share. In the first quarter of 2007, adjusted net income, computed with the adjustments to GAAP reporting set forth in the attached reconciliation, was $9.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted share.

"Integra posted strong results this quarter," said Stuart Essig, Integra's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased with the underlying strength of our business, including both revenue growth and profitability."

Integra LifeSciences presents its revenues in two categories: a) Medical Surgical Equipment and b) Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Implants.

The company's revenues for the periods were as follows:



                                               Three Months
                                              Ended March 31,
                                             2008         2007
                                           --------     --------
 Revenue: ($ in thousands)
 Medical Surgical Equipment                $ 88,408     $ 75,945
 Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Implants       67,600       47,087
                                           --------     --------
    Total Revenue                          $156,008     $123,032

Growth in the Medical Surgical Equipment category was led by sales of product lines acquired after the beginning of the first quarter of 2007, which contributed $12.7 million of equipment product revenues during the first quarter of 2008. There were no corresponding acquired revenues in the first quarter of 2007. During 2008, we expect internally generated revenue growth in our Medical Surgical Equipment category to be lower than in recent periods as we continue to integrate acquisitions, and focus on improving the profitability of these product lines.

In the Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Implants category, internal growth continues to be strong. Sales of dermal repair products, the DuraGen(R) family of products, collagen-based bone growth products, and extremity reconstruction implants led revenue growth in the Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Implants category. Sales of product lines acquired after the beginning of the first quarter of 2007, which consists of the products acquired from IsoTis, contributed $10.5 million of implant product revenues during the first quarter of 2008. There were no such acquired revenues in the first quarter of 2007.

Gross margin on total revenues in the first quarter of 2008 was 60.1%. Cost of goods sold included $3.2 million in charges for inventory fair value purchase accounting from the Precise Dental and IsoTis acquisitions and charges for restructuring activities. These charges adversely affected the gross margin by over 2 percentage points.

Research and development expense was $7.8 million in the first quarter of 2008 as compared to $6.1 million in the year ago period.

Selling, general and administrative expense increased to $62.5 million in the first quarter of 2008, or 40% of revenue, compared to $49.1 million, or 40% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2007 and down sequentially from 41% of sales in the fourth quarter of 2007. Substantial increases in the size of the company's sales and marketing organizations, the addition of several acquired entities and higher expenses for corporate staff and consulting accounted for most of the increase in selling, general and administrative expense over the prior year. As the company gains more leverage from its selling organizations, decreases its reliance on outside consultants and fully integrates the IsoTis, LXU and Precise acquisitions, it expects selling, general and administrative expenses to decrease to between 38% and 40% of revenue during 2008.

Net interest expense was $3.5 million for the first quarter of 2008 as compared to $2.5 million for the first quarter of 2007.

Other income was $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2008 reflecting the impact of the euro's strength on foreign-currency denominated balances among the company's subsidiaries.

Integra reported an effective income tax rate of 37.5% for the first quarter of 2008.

At March 31, 2008, cash totaled $199 million. Prior to quarter end, the company borrowed $120 million under its credit facility in anticipation of funding the payment of its maturing 2-1/2% Contingent Convertible Subordinated Notes. Holders who converted notes, with the net share settlement feature, prior to maturity received the principal amount in cash and the net share amount in stock. Approximately 768,000 new shares were issued and $120 million dollars in cash was used to settle these notes, later in the first quarter and early in the second quarter.

As of March 31, 2008, there was $54.5 million available for repurchases under the existing share repurchase authorization, which will expire on December 31, 2008. Integra did not repurchase any shares of common stock during the first quarter.

Full year guidance for revenues and adjusted earnings per share remains unchanged. The company has updated quarterly guidance for the remaining three quarters of the year to maintain its full year revenue and earnings per share guidance in light of first quarter actual results. These estimates assume foreign currency exchange rates remain unchanged from current rates throughout 2008. In accordance with usual practice, expectations for 2008 financial performance do not include the impact of acquisitions or other strategic corporate transactions that have not yet closed.

In the future the company may record, or expect to record, certain additional revenues, gains, expenses or charges (such as acquisition-related charges, facility consolidation, manufacturing and distribution transfer and system integration charges, and certain employee termination and related costs) that it will exclude in the calculation of adjusted earnings per share for historical periods and in providing adjusted earnings per share guidance.

In 2008, Integra anticipates various additional acquisition related charges from the IsoTis and Precise acquisitions. It also anticipates facility consolidation, manufacturing and distribution transfer and system integration charges related to various projects including the consolidation of the Integra Pain Management business into Salt Lake City, continued transfer of manufacturing to Puerto Rico and Oracle implementation activities in its Ohio and European facilities. Finally, in the second quarter, the Company anticipates incremental audit, legal and/or bank fees related to the delay in completing the audit of its 2007 financial statements. These anticipated charges are outlined in the "Reconciliation of non-GAAP adjustments - guidance" table at the end of this release.

Quarterly and full-year revenue and earnings per share expectations are as follows:



                    Revenue       GAAP Earnings       Adjusted
                    Guidance        Per Share       Earnings Per
     Period       (in millions)     Guidance       Share Guidance
 --------------    -----------    -------------    --------------
 Second Quarter
  2008             $157 - $163    $0.42 - $0.46    $0.44 - $0.48
 Third Quarter
  2008             $155 - $161    $0.45 - $0.51    $0.46 - $0.52
 Fourth Quarter
  2008             $167 - $175    $0.60 - $0.65    $0.60 - $0.65

  2008             $635 - $655    $1.88 - $2.03    $2.00 - $2.15

On a quarterly basis, the company expects to incur approximately $3.9 million, or $0.09 per share, of share-based compensation expense associated with FAS 123R in 2008. This non-cash compensation expense is included in both the GAAP and adjusted earnings per share guidance for 2008 provided above.

The company has scheduled a conference call for 9:00 AM ET Thursday, June 5, 2008, to discuss the financial results for the first quarter of 2008 and forward-looking financial guidance. The call is open to all listeners and will be followed by a question and answer session. Access to the live call is available by dialing 913-312-1487 or through a listen-only webcast via a link provided on the Investor Relations homepage of Integra's website at www.Integra-LS.com. A replay of the conference call will be accessible starting one hour following the live event. Access to the replay is available through June 19, 2008 by dialing 719-457-0820 (access code 7222524) or through the webcast accessible on our home page.

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, a world leader in regenerative medicine, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients through the development, manufacturing, and marketing of cost-effective surgical implants and medical instruments. Our products, used primarily in neurosurgery, extremity reconstruction, orthopedics and general surgery, are used to treat millions of patients every year. Integra's headquarters are in Plainsboro, New Jersey, and we have research and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Please visit our website at (http://www.Integra-LS.com).

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties and reflect the Company's judgment as of the date of this release. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning future financial performance, including projections for revenues, gross margin on product revenues, selling, general and administrative expenses, GAAP and adjusted net income, GAAP and adjusted earnings per diluted share, acquisition and integration related costs and non-cash compensation expense associated with FAS 123R. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from predicted or expected results. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's inability to design or improve internal controls to address the disclosed material weaknesses; the impact upon operations of legal compliance matters or internal controls review, improvement and remediation; difficulties in controlling expenses, including costs of legal compliance matters or internal controls review, improvement and remediation; the impact of changes in management or staff levels; the Company's ability to maintain relationships with customers of acquired entities; physicians' willingness to adopt, and third-party payors' willingness to provide reimbursement for, the Company's recently launched and planned products; initiatives launched by the Company's competitors; the Company's ability to secure regulatory approval for products in development; the Company's ability to comply with and obtain approvals for products of human origin and comply with recently enacted regulations regarding products containing materials derived from animal sources; the Company's ability to integrate acquired businesses; the Company's ability to leverage its existing selling organizations and administrative infrastructure; the Company's ability to increase product sales and gross margins, and control non-product costs; the amount and timing of acquisition and integration related costs; the timing and amount of share-based awards granted to employees; and the economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other risk factors and uncertainties identified under the heading "Risk Factors" included in Item 1A of Integra's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and information contained in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Discussion of Adjusted Financial Measures

In addition to our GAAP results, we provide adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share. Adjusted net income consists of net income excluding (i) acquisition-related charges, (ii) certain employee termination and related costs, (iii) facility consolidation, manufacturing and distribution transfer and system integration charges, (iv) charges associated with discontinued or withdrawn product lines, (v) incremental audit, legal and/or bank fees related to the delay in the filing of our 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K, and (vi) the income tax expense/benefit related to these adjustments. Adjusted earnings per diluted share are calculated by dividing adjusted net income for earnings per diluted share by diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

Integra believes that the presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to the Company's financial condition and results of operations. For further information regarding why Integra believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors, the specific manner in which management uses these measures, and some of the limitations associated with the use of these measures, please refer to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K regarding this earnings press release filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This Current Report on Form 8-K is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or on our website at www.integra-LS.com.



               INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORPORATION
            CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                              (UNAUDITED)

               (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                                Three Months Ended
                                                     March 31,
                                                 2008         2007
                                              ---------    ---------
 TOTAL REVENUE                                $ 156,008    $ 123,032

 COSTS AND EXPENSES
 Cost of product revenues                        62,212       48,577
 Research and development                         7,798        6,060
 Selling, general and administrative             62,489       49,105
 Intangible asset amortization                    2,973        2,787

      Total costs and expenses                  135,472      106,529

 Operating income                                20,536       16,503

 Interest income                                    687          223
 Interest expense                                (4,215)      (2,759)
 Other income (expense), net                      1,507         (208)

 Income before income taxes                      18,515       13,759

 Income tax expense                               6,950        4,685

 Net income                                      11,565        9,074

 Add back of after tax interest expense              --            3

 Net income for diluted earnings per share    $  11,565    $   9,077

 Diluted net income per share                 $    0.41    $    0.30

 Weighted average common shares outstanding
  for diluted net income per share               28,468       29,965


 Listed below are the items included in net income that management
 excludes in computing the adjusted financial measures referred to in
 the text of this press release and further described under Discussion
 of Adjusted Financial Measures.

                                                    Three Months Ended
                                                         March 31,
                                                     ----------------
                                                      2008      2007
                                                     ------    ------
 Acquisition-related charges                          3,208        --

 Employee termination and related costs                  --        69

 Facility consolidation, manufacturing
  and distribution transfer and system
  integration charges                                   364       499

 Charges associated with discontinued
  or withdrawn product lines                             --       500

 Incremental audit, legal and/or bank
  fees related to the delay in the filing
  of our 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K                548        --

 Income tax (benefit) related to above adjustments   (1,324)     (362)


               INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORPORATION
          RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP ADJUSTMENTS - HISTORICAL
                              (UNAUDITED)

               (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                                    Three Months Ended
                                                         March 31,
                                                      2008       2007
                                                     -------   -------
 GAAP net income                                     $11,565   $ 9,074

 Non-GAAP adjustments:

  Acquisition-related charges (a)                      3,208        --

  Employee termination and related costs (b)              --        69

  Facility consolidation, manufacturing
   and distribution transfer and system
   integration charges (c)                               364       499

  Charges associated with discontinued or
   withdrawn product lines (d)                            --       500

  Incremental audit, legal and/or bank
   fees related to the delay in the filing
   of our 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K (e)            548        --

  Income tax (benefit) related to above adjustments   (1,324)     (362)

      Total of non-GAAP adjustments                    2,796       706

 Adjusted net income                                  14,361     9,780
 Add back of after tax interest expense                   --         3
 Adjusted net income for diluted earnings per share   14,361     9,783

 Weighted average common shares outstanding
  for diluted net income per share                    28,468    29,965

 GAAP diluted net income per share                       .41       .30
    Non-GAAP adjustments detailed above (per share)      .09       .03
 Adjusted diluted net income per share                   .50       .33


 (a)  All in cost of product revenues
 (b)  Q1 2007 - Negative $86 recorded in selling general and
      administrative, $155 recorded in cost of product revenues
 (c)  Q1 2008 - $235 in cost of product revenues, $129 recorded in
       selling general and administrative;
      Q1 2007 - $272 in cost of product revenue, $227 recorded in
       selling general and administrative
 (d)  Q1 2007 - $150 recorded in cost of product revenues, $350 in
      total revenue
 (e)  $230 in selling general and administrative and $318 in interest
      expense

 Condensed Balance Sheet Data (in thousands):

                                          March 31,  December 31,
                                            2008        2007
                                          --------    --------
 Cash and marketable securities,
   including non-current portion           199,013      57,339
 Accounts receivable, net                  106,880     103,539
 Inventory, net                            144,037     144,535

 Bank line of credit                       120,000          --
 Convertible securities, current           119,380     119,962
 Convertible securities,
   non-current                             330,000     330,000

 Stockholders' equity                      288,878     260,429


              INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORPORATION
           RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP ADJUSTMENTS - GUIDANCE

               (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                          Projected Three Months Ended
                                                    30-Jun-08
                                                 Low           High
 GAAP net income                              $ 12,160      $ 13,360

 Non-GAAP adjustments:

   Acquisition-related charges                     270           270

   Facility consolidation, manufacturing
     and distribution transfer and system
     integration charges                            70            70

   Incremental audit, legal and/or bank
     fees related to the delay in the filing
     of our 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K        250           250

   Income tax (benefit) related
     to above adjustments                         (150)         (150)
                                              --------      --------

 Total of non-GAAP adjustments                     440           440

 Adjusted net income                          $ 12,600      $ 13,800

 Weighted average common shares
    outstanding for diluted net
     income per share                           28,900        28,900

 GAAP diluted net income per share            $   0.42      $   0.46

   Non-GAAP adjustments detailed
      above (per share)                       $   0.02      $   0.02
                                              --------      --------
 Adjusted diluted net income per share        $   0.44      $   0.48


               INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORPORATION
           RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP ADJUSTMENTS - GUIDANCE

               (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                       Projected Three Months Ended
                                    ----------------------------------
                                       30-Sept-08        31-Dec-08
                                      Low      High     Low      High
                                    -------  -------  -------  -------
 GAAP net income                    $13,130  $14,830  $17,530  $19,030

 Non-GAAP adjustments:

   Acquisition-related charges          180      180       --       --

   Facility consolidation, manufac-
    turing and distribution transfer
    and system integration charges      340      340      120      120

   Income tax (benefit) related
     to above adjustments              (250)    (250)     (50)     (50)
                                    -------  -------  -------  -------

 Total of non-GAAP adjustments          270      270       70       70

 Adjusted net income                $13,400  $15,100  $17,600  $19,100

 Weighted average common shares
  outstanding for diluted net
  income per share                   29,200   29,200   29,400   29,400

 GAAP diluted net income per share  $  0.45  $  0.51  $  0.60  $  0.65

   Non-GAAP adjustments detailed
    above (per share)               $  0.01  $  0.01  $  0.00  $  0.00
                                    -------  -------  -------  -------
 Adjusted diluted net income
  per share                         $  0.46  $  0.52  $  0.60  $  0.65


               INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORPORATION
           RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP ADJUSTMENTS - GUIDANCE

               (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                               Projected Year Ended
                                                    31-Dec-08
                                                 Low         High
 GAAP net income                               $ 54,390    $ 58,790

 Non-GAAP adjustments:

 Acquisition-related charges                      3,660       3,660

 Facility consolidation, manufacturing
  and distribution transfer and system
  integration charges                               890         890

 Incremental audit, legal and/or bank
  fees related to the delay in the filing of
  our 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K               800         800

 Income tax expense (benefit) related
  to above adjustments                           (1,770)     (1,770)
                                               --------    --------

 Total of non-GAAP adjustments                    3,580       3,580

 Adjusted net income                           $ 57,960    $ 62,360

 Weighted average common shares
  outstanding for diluted net
  income per share                               29,000      29,000

 GAAP diluted net income per share             $   1.88    $   2.03

 Non-GAAP adjustments detailed
  above (per share)                            $   0.12    $   0.12
                                               --------    --------

 Adjusted diluted net income per share         $   2.00    $   2.15

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Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
         John B. Henneman, III, Executive Vice President, Finance
          and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
           (609) 936-2481
           jhenneman@Integra-LS.com
         Karen Mroz-Bremner, Senior Manager, Corporate Development
          and Investor Relations
           (609) 936-6929
           Karen.mroz-bremner@Integra-LS.com

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