PLEASANTON, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today that revenues for the first quarter of 2012 were $126.8 million, an increase of 27% versus revenues of $99.5 million in the same period a year ago.
For the quarter ended March 31, 2012, Thoratec reported net income on a GAAP basis of $25.5 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, versus GAAP net income of $16.5 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP net income, which is described later in this press release, was $30.6 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, versus non-GAAP net income of $21.8 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago.
"Thoratec had an excellent first quarter, highlighted by strong growth across both the HeartMate II and CentriMag® product lines," said Gary Burbach, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our HeartMate II performance was broad-based, with unit growth of 32% in both the U.S. and international markets. Internationally, France and Germany delivered robust results, and in the U.S., the Destination Therapy (DT) indication continued to drive the majority of our growth."
"I am encouraged by the ongoing success of our market development initiatives," Burbach added. "In particular, we believe our first quarter results reflect continued progress in generating referrals of well-qualified candidates for HeartMate II therapy, as well as in facilitating program expansion across a broad group of centers, including the increasingly important open heart center segment."
The company ended the first quarter of 2012 with 299 HeartMate II centers globally, including 154 in the U.S. and 145 internationally. I