Masimo Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results

IRVINE, Calif., April 29, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo Corporation (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Measure-Through-Motion-and-Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced its financial results for the 2008 first quarter ended March 29, 2008.

For the first quarter of 2008, Masimo reported product revenues of $59.7 million representing a 30% increase over $45.8 million for the first quarter of 2007. Including royalty revenues, Masimo reported total 2008 first quarter revenues of $71.1 million compared to $59.0 million for the first quarter of 2007. Net income for the 2008 first quarter was $8.8 million representing $0.15 per common share compared to $9.1 million or $0.11 per common share for the first quarter of 2007.

Masimo also reported that it shipped 28,600 Masimo SET and Masimo Rainbow SET oximetry units, excluding handheld units, during the first quarter of 2008. This represented an 8% increase from 26,500 units in the comparable prior year period, resulting in a new estimated net worldwide installed base of 491,000 Masimo SET pulse oximeters.

Joe E. Kiani, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Masimo, said, "We are happy to report first quarter results that once again exceeded expectations. We believe that these results reflect the increasing momentum for the clinical adoption of our life saving Masimo SET and Masimo Rainbow SET technologies. In fact, in the first quarter of 2008, demand for our new Masimo Rainbow SET technologies, on the strength of our Rad-57 handheld carbon monoxide measuring device, increased over 100% compared to Q1 last year."

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $86.3 million at March 29, 2008. Masimo also reported that during the 2008 first quarter, it satisfied in full a $26.7 million debt obligation, the majority of which was originally established in early fiscal 2007.

Conference Call

Masimo will hold a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) to discuss the results. The dial-in numbers are (866) 831-6247 for domestic callers and (617) 213-8856 for international callers. The reservation number for both dial-in numbers is 82345350. A live web cast of the conference call will be available online from the "Investor Relations" page of the Company's corporate web site at http://www.masimo.com.

After the live web cast, the call will remain available on Masimo's web site through May 29, 2008. In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available until May 13, 2008. The replay dial-in numbers are (888) 286-8010 for domestic callers and (617) 801-6888 for international callers. Please use reservation code 71776300.

About Masimo

Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI) develops innovative monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care-helping solve "unsolvable" problems. In 1995, the company debuted Measure-Through-Motion-and-Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, known as Masimo SET, which virtually eliminated false alarms and increased pulse oximetry's ability to detect life-threatening events. More than 100 independent and objective studies demonstrate Masimo SET provides the most reliable SpO2 and pulse rate measurements even under the most challenging clinical conditions, including patient motion and low peripheral perfusion. In 2005, Masimo introduced Masimo Rainbow SET, a breakthrough noninvasive blood constituent monitoring platform that can measure many blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures. Rainbow SET continuously and noninvasively measures total hemoglobin (SpHb(TM)) and oxygen content (SpOC(TM)) (both pending regulatory clearances), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO(R)), methemoglobin (SpMet(R)), and PVI(TM), in addition to oxyhemoglobin (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), and perfusion index (PI), allowing early detection and treatment of potentially life-threatening conditions. Founded in 1989, Masimo has the mission of "Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications." Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at http://www.masimo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that we expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements including, in particular, the statements about: our financial condition, results of operations, prospects and business generally; the market acceptance of our technologies and products; the value of measuring new parameters; expectations regarding our ability to design and deliver innovative new noninvasive technologies; and expectations for total revenues, product revenues, GAAP earnings per share, non-GAAP pro forma earnings per share and stock based compensation expenses for the full fiscal year 2008. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to uncertainties and factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, those related to: our reliance on Masimo SET and related products and technologies for substantially all of our revenue; any failure in protecting our intellectual property exposure to competitors' assertions of intellectual property claims; the highly competitive nature of the markets in which we sell our products and technologies; the failure to continue developing innovative products and technologies; the lack of acceptance of any new products and technologies of ours; obtaining regulatory approval of our current and future products and technologies, including the recently announced total hemoglobin measurement; the loss of our customers the failure to retain and recruit senior management; product liability claims exposure; a failure to obtain expected returns from the amount of intangible assets we have recorded; the maintenance of our brand; the amount and type of equity awards that we may grant to employees and service providers in the future; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2007 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 4, 2008. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these forward-looking statements or the risk factors contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2007, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.

Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology, Improving Outcomes and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications, Rainbow, SpHb, SpCO, SpMet, PVI, Pulse CO-Oximetry and Pulse CO-Oximeter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Masimo Corporation.

SOURCE Masimo Corporation

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