EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2012-- SurModics, Inc.

(Nasdaq:SRDX), a leading provider of surface modification and in vitro diagnostic technologies to the healthcare industries, today announced results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter.

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted financial information presented excludes the $0.2 million fiscal 2012 second quarter loss associated with discontinued operations of our former Pharmaceuticals business.

"We are pleased to report another solid quarter of performance," stated Gary Maharaj, President and Chief Executive Officer of SurModics. "Our core businesses, excluding Cypher, generated record non-GAAP operating income during the quarter driven by our ongoing initiatives to strengthen our operations, including efforts to improve our cost structure." "Although, we saw modest revenue growth, we continue to have success developing new products, attracting new customers and positioning ourselves in the highest growing medical device market segments. We continue to be confident in our ability to achieve long-term sustainable double-digit growth." Second Quarter FY 2012 Summary Revenue for the second quarter totaled $12.2 million, an 8% decline from the $13.3 million reported in the second quarter of last year.

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.11 for the second quarter compared to $0.16 for the same period last year.

Diluted earnings per share, including discontinued operations, was $0.10 for the second quarter.

Results for the fiscal 2012 second quarter, when compared with the fiscal 2011 second quarter, were impacted by a $1.6 million decline in royalty and product revenue associated with Cypher and Cypher Select Plus drug eluting stents, products which are no longer marketed by Cordis. In addition, during the second quarter of 2012 the Company recorded an $0.8 million impairment loss on our OctoPlus equity investment.

Excluding the impact of Cypher, revenue increased 4% from the year ago period. Adjusting for Cypher items and the OctoPlus impairment, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the second quarter was $0.14 compared with $0.11 last year.

Medical Device Q2 FY 2012 Highlights On a GAAP basis, revenue for the Medical Device business unit, which includes hydrophilic coatings and device drug delivery technologies, was $8.8 million, down 12% from the prior year period. Second quarter hydrophilic coating revenue of $8.7 million was flat compared with the year ago period. Excluding the impact of Cypher, Medical Device revenue grew 5% from the year ago period.

Medical Device generated $4.1 million of operating income during the quarter, a 12% decline from last year. Excluding Cypher, Medical Device operating income grew 34% from the year ago period.

Additional Medical Device highlights during the quarter include: -- Three medical device customers launched new products during the second quarter utilizing SurModics hydrophilic coatings -- Double-digit hydrophilic royalty growth in key medical device growth segments - neurovascular, peripheral vascular and transcatheter valves -- Medtronic received FDA approval for its Resolute Integrity Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) delivery system, which utilizes a SurModics hydrophilic coating In Vitro Diagnostics Q2 FY 2012 Highlights For the second quarter, our In Vitro Diagnostics ("IVD") revenue was $3.5 million, up 3% compared with the second quarter of fiscal 2011.

The IVD business unit generated $1.3 million of operating income during the second quarter, an 8% increase from the year ago period.

Additional In Vitro Diagnostic highlights during the quarter include: -- Six consecutive quarters of year-on-year product revenue growth -- Introduction of our StabilBlot product family for blotting applications -- Addition of five new diagnostic test kit manufacturer customers -- Launch of our updated web-site and e-commerce channel Board of Directors Authorizes Stock Repurchase Program The Company has announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $50 million of its outstanding common stock.

The number of shares to be repurchased and the timing of any repurchases will depend on factors such as the Company's stock price, economic and market conditions, alternative uses of capital and corporate and regulatory requirements. The repurchases may be effected through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, block trades, accelerated share repurchase transactions, tender offers, or by any combination of such methods. This authorization is in addition to the $5.3 million that remains under the November 2007 share repurchase authorization. This new repurchase program does not have a fixed expiration date.

Commenting on the share repurchase program, Maharaj stated, "The decision to authorize a share repurchase at this time reflects the confidence of our Board of Directors in the Company's long-term growth potential, strong balance sheet and cash flows." He added, "We are committed to funding our strategies to strengthen and expand our core to deliver long-term value creation. Additionally, our Board will continue to review all methods for returning cash to shareholders including share repurchases and dividends." Live Webcast SurModics will host a webcast at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT) today to discuss the second quarter results. To access the webcast go to the investor relations portion of the Company's website at and click on the webcast icon. A replay of the second quarter conference call will be available by dialing 800-406-7325 and entering conference call ID passcode 4535175. The audio replay will be available beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 8, until 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 15.

About SurModics, Inc.

SurModics' mission is to exceed our customers' expectations and enhance the well-being of patients by providing the world's foremost, innovative surface modification technologies and in vitro diagnostic chemical components. The Company partners with the world's leading and emerging medical device, diagnostic and life science companies to develop and commercialize innovative products designed to improve patient diagnosis and treatment. Core offerings include surface modification coating technologies that impart lubricity, prohealing, and biocompatibility capabilities; and components for in vitro diagnostic test kits and microarrays. SurModics is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. For more information about the Company, visit The content of SurModics' website is not part of this press release or part of any filings that the Company makes with the SEC.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations regarding our ability to achieve sustainable long-term growth and value creation, and timing and ability to repurchase shares under the share repurchase program, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including (1) our reliance on third parties (including our customers and licensees) and their failure to successfully develop, obtain regulatory approval for, market and sell products incorporating our technologies may adversely affect our business operations, our ability to realize the full potential of our pipeline, and our ability to achieve our corporate goals; (2) possible adverse market conditions, possible adverse impacts on our cash flows and competing cash needs could impact the ability and timing of repurchases under the share repurchase program, and (3) the factors identified under "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, and updated in our subsequent reports filed with the SEC. These reports are available in the Investors section of our website at and at the SEC website at Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, SurModics is reporting non-GAAP financial results including non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share. We believe that these non-GAAP measures provide meaningful insight into our operating performance excluding certain event-specific charges, and provide an alternative perspective of our results of operations. We use non-GAAP measures, including those set forth in this release, to assess our operating performance and to determine payout under our executive compensation programs. We believe that presentation of certain non-GAAP measures allows investors to review our results of operations from the same perspective as management and our board of directors and facilitates comparisons of our current results of operations. The method we use to produce non-GAAP results is not in accordance with GAAP and may differ from the methods used by other companies. Non-GAAP results should not be regarded as a substitute for corresponding GAAP measures but instead should be utilized as a supplemental measure of operating performance in evaluating our business. Non-GAAP measures do have limitations in that they do not reflect certain items that may have a material impact upon our reported financial results. As such, these non-GAAP measures presented should be viewed in conjunction with both our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP and the reconciliation of the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP results provided for the specific periods presented, which are attached to this release.

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