0000856982-15-000027.txt : 20150511 0000856982-15-000027.hdr.sgml : 20150511 20150508174229 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000856982-15-000027 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 10-Q PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 12 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20150331 FILED AS OF DATE: 20150511 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20150508 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000856982 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS [3841] IRS NUMBER: 870447695 STATE OF INCORPORATION: UT FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 10-Q SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 000-18592 FILM NUMBER: 15848093 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1600 WEST MERIT PARK WAY CITY: SOUTH JORDAN STATE: UT ZIP: 84095 BUSINESS PHONE: 8012531600 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1600 WEST MERIT PARKWAY CITY: SOUTH JORDAN STATE: UT ZIP: 84095 10-Q 1 mmsi-03312015x10q.htm 10-Q MMSI-03.31.2015-10Q
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2015.
 
OR
 
o TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM              TO             .
Commission File Number   0-18592
 MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Utah
 
87-0447695
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Identification No.)
 
1600 West Merit Parkway, South Jordan, UT, 84095
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
 
(801) 253-1600
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Sections 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes  ý  No  o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes  ý  No  o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 
Large Accelerated Filer o
 
Accelerated Filer x
 
 
 
Non-Accelerated Filer o
 
Smaller Reporting Company o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes  o  No  ý
 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the Registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Common Stock
 
44,029,367
Title or class
 
Number of Shares
Outstanding at May 5, 2015




TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014
(In thousands)

 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
(unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
9,908

 
$
7,355

Trade receivables — net of allowance for uncollectible accounts — 2015 — $1,030 and 2014 — $893
70,499

 
72,717

Employee receivables
174

 
173

Other receivables
5,799

 
7,507

Inventories
88,256

 
91,773

Prepaid expenses
4,999

 
5,012

Prepaid income taxes
1,221

 
1,273

Deferred income tax assets
6,369

 
6,375

Income tax refund receivables
685

 
155

 
 
 
 
Total current assets
187,910

 
192,340

 
 
 
 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT:
 
 
 

Land and land improvements
16,645

 
16,830

Buildings
129,486

 
130,447

Manufacturing equipment
147,837

 
145,022

Furniture and fixtures
35,761

 
35,201

Leasehold improvements
16,048

 
16,096

Construction-in-progress
25,341

 
21,858

 
 
 
 
Total property and equipment
371,118

 
365,454

 
 
 
 
Less accumulated depreciation
(125,963
)
 
(121,283
)
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment — net
245,155

 
244,171

 
 
 
 
OTHER ASSETS:
 
 
 

Intangible assets:
 
 
 
Developed technology — net of accumulated amortization — 2015 — $30,454 and 2014 — $27,982
76,237

 
79,172

Other — net of accumulated amortization — 2015 — $23,454 and 2014 — $22,480
30,654

 
31,136

Goodwill
184,405

 
184,464

Deferred income tax assets
9

 
9

Other assets
15,654

 
15,873

 
 
 
 
Total other assets
306,959

 
310,654

 
 
 
 
TOTAL
$
740,024

 
$
747,165

 
 
 
 
See condensed notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
 
(continued)


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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014
(In thousands)

 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(unaudited)
 
 

 
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 

Trade payables
$
24,525

 
$
29,810

Accrued expenses
34,502

 
33,826

Current portion of long-term debt
10,000

 
10,000

Advances from employees
761

 
381

Income taxes payable
1,953

 
1,413

 
 
 
 
Total current liabilities
71,741

 
75,430

 
 
 
 
LONG-TERM DEBT
202,878

 
214,490

 


 
 
DEFERRED INCOME TAX LIABILITIES
6,082

 
6,385

 


 
 
LIABILITIES RELATED TO UNRECOGNIZED TAX BENEFITS
1,353

 
1,353

 


 
 
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PAYABLE
9,108

 
8,635

 


 
 
DEFERRED CREDITS
2,849

 
2,891

 


 
 
OTHER LONG-TERM OBLIGATIONS
3,313

 
2,722

 
 
 
 
Total liabilities
297,324

 
311,906

 
 
 
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Notes 5, 9, 10 and 13)


 


 
 
 
 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
 
 
 

Preferred stock — 5,000 shares authorized as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014; no shares issued

 

Common stock, no par value; 100,000 shares authorized; 44,003 and 43,614 issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively
192,730

 
187,709

Retained earnings
255,136

 
249,962

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(5,166
)
 
(2,412
)
 
 
 
 
Total stockholders’ equity
442,700

 
435,259

 
 
 
 
TOTAL
$
740,024

 
$
747,165

 
 
 
 
See condensed notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
 
(concluded)



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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2015 AND 2014
(In thousands, except per share amounts - unaudited)

 
Three Months ended
 
March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
NET SALES
$
129,577

 
$
119,236

 
 
 
 
COST OF SALES
74,194

 
67,193

 
 
 
 
GROSS PROFIT
55,383

 
52,043

 
 
 
 
OPERATING EXPENSES:
 
 
 

Selling, general, and administrative
36,885

 
36,763

Research and development
9,672

 
8,780

Contingent consideration expense
122

 
11

 
 
 
 
Total operating expenses
46,679

 
45,554

 
 
 
 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS
8,704

 
6,489

 
 
 
 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
 
 
 

Interest income
53

 
67

Interest expense
(1,574
)
 
(2,606
)
Other income (expense) — net
280

 
(64
)
 
 
 
 
Other (expense) — net
(1,241
)
 
(2,603
)
 
 
 
 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
7,463

 
3,886

 
 
 
 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE
2,289

 
1,063

 
 
 
 
NET INCOME
$
5,174

 
$
2,823

 
 
 
 
EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE:
 
 
 

Basic
$
0.12

 
$
0.07

 
 
 
 
Diluted
$
0.12

 
$
0.07

 
 
 
 
AVERAGE COMMON SHARES:
 
 
 
Basic
43,703

 
42,865

 
 
 
 
Diluted
44,145

 
43,234

 
See condensed notes to consolidated financial statements.

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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2015 AND 2014
(In thousands - unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Net income
$
5,174

 
$
2,823

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
    Interest rate swap
(898
)
 
(77
)
Less income tax benefit
349

 
30

    Foreign currency translation adjustment
(2,311
)
 
108

Less income tax benefit (expense)
106

 
(52
)
Total other comprehensive income (loss)
(2,754
)
 
9

Total comprehensive income
$
2,420

 
$
2,832

 
 
 
 
See condensed notes to consolidated financial statements.


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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2015 AND 2014
(In thousands - unaudited)

 
2015
 
2014
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 

Net income
$
5,174

 
$
2,823

 
 
 
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 

Depreciation and amortization
9,068

 
8,702

Losses on sales and/or abandonment of property and equipment
37

 
91

Write-off of patents and intangible assets
14

 
34

Amortization of deferred credits
(43
)
 
(45
)
Amortization of long-term debt issuance costs
247

 
247

Deferred income taxes
462

 
21

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
(860
)
 
(168
)
Stock-based compensation expense
520

 
339

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:
 
 
 
Trade receivables
(2,334
)
 
(4,115
)
Employee receivables
(6
)
 
35

Other receivables
(735
)
 
439

Inventories
3,518

 
(2,352
)
Prepaid expenses
(160
)
 
(651
)
Prepaid income taxes
52

 

Income tax refund receivables
(539
)
 
192

Other assets
(602
)
 
(847
)
Trade payables
84

 
(485
)
Accrued expenses
2,653

 
2,868

Advances from employees
439

 
509

Income taxes payable
1,377

 
91

Liabilities related to unrecognized tax benefits

 

Deferred compensation payable
473

 
282

Other long-term obligations
433

 
(50
)
 
 
 
 
Total adjustments
14,098

 
5,137

 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
19,272

 
7,960

 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 

Capital expenditures for:
 
 
 

Property and equipment
(9,492
)
 
(8,708
)
Intangible assets
(495
)
 
(433
)
Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions
1,823

 

Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment
3

 
18

Cash paid in acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(1,250
)
 

 
 
 
 
Net cash used in investing activities
(9,411
)
 
(9,123
)
 
 
 
 
See condensed notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
 
(continued)


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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2015 AND 2014
(In thousands - unaudited)

 
2015
 
2014
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock
$
4,021

 
$
803

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
31,803

 
36,010

Payments on long-term debt
(43,415
)
 
(30,423
)
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
860

 
168

Contingent payments related to acquisitions
(166
)
 
(24
)
Payment of taxes related to an exchange of common stock
(380
)
 
(220
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
(7,277
)
 
6,314

 
 
 
 
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH
(31
)
 
(19
)
 
 
 
 
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
2,553

 
5,132

 
 
 
 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:
 
 
 

Beginning of period
7,355

 
7,459

 
 
 
 
End of period
$
9,908

 
$
12,591

 
 
 
 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for:
 
 
 
Interest (net of capitalized interest of $83 and $126, respectively)
$
1,254

 
$
2,644

 
 
 
 
Income taxes
$
931

 
$
782

 
 
 
 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 

Property and equipment purchases in accounts payable
$
1,743

 
$
5,180

 
 
 
 
Merit common stock surrendered (89 and 108 shares, respectively) in exchange for exercise of stock options
$
1,725

 
$
1,641

 
 
 
 
See condensed notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
 
(concluded)



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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
 
1. Basis of Presentation. The interim consolidated financial statements of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. ("Merit," "we" or "us") for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 are not audited. Our consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the requirements for unaudited interim periods, and consequently, do not include all disclosures required to be made in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In the opinion of our management, the accompanying consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position as of March 31, 2015 and our results of operations and cash flows for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014. The results of operations for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results for a full-year period. These interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

2. Inventories. Inventories at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, consisted of the following (in thousands):

 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Finished goods
$
43,622

 
$
50,000

Work-in-process
12,666

 
7,680

Raw materials
31,968

 
34,093

 
 
 
 
Total
$
88,256

 
$
91,773

 
3. Stock-Based Compensation. Stock-based compensation expense before income tax expense for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, consisted of the following (in thousands):

 
2015
 
2014
Cost of goods sold
$
93

 
$
43

Research and development
27

 
16

Selling, general, and administrative
400

 
280

Stock-based compensation expense before taxes
$
520

 
$
339


As of March 31, 2015, the total remaining unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested stock options, net of expected forfeitures, was approximately $6.7 million and is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 3.7 years.

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, we granted awards representing 446,800 shares of our common stock. We did not grant any stock-based awards during the three months ended March 31, 2014. We use the Black-Scholes methodology to value the stock-based compensation expense for options. In applying the Black-Scholes methodology to the options granted during the three months ended March 31, 2015, the fair value of our stock-based awards granted was estimated using the following assumptions for the periods indicated below:

 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, 2015
Risk-free interest rate
1.53%
Expected option life
5.0
Expected dividend yield
—%
Expected price volatility
35.11%

For purposes of the foregoing analysis, the average risk-free interest rate is determined using the U.S. Treasury rate in effect as of the date of grant, based on the expected term of the stock option. The expected term of the stock options is determined using the historical exercise behavior of employees. The expected price volatility is determined using a weighted average of daily historical volatility of our stock price over the corresponding expected option life and implied volatility based on recent trends of the daily

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historical volatility. Compensation expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the service period, which corresponds to the related vesting period.

4. Earnings Per Common Share (EPS). The computation of weighted average shares outstanding and the basic and diluted earnings per common share for the following periods consisted of the following (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 
Net
Income
 
Shares
 
Per Share
Amount
Period ended March 31, 2015:
 

 
 

 
 

Basic EPS
$
5,174

 
43,703

 
$
0.12

Effect of dilutive stock options and warrants
 

 
442

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted EPS
$
5,174

 
44,145

 
$
0.12

 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options excluded from the calculation of common stock equivalents as the impact was anti-dilutive
 
 
383

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Period ended March 31, 2014:
 

 
 

 
 

Basic EPS
$
2,823

 
42,865

 
$
0.07

Effect of dilutive stock options and warrants
 

 
369

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted EPS
$
2,823

 
43,234

 
$
0.07

 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options excluded from the calculation of common stock equivalents as the impact was anti-dilutive
 
 
362

 
 


5. Acquisitions. On January 6, 2015, we amended a distribution and patent sublicense agreement with Catheter Connections, Inc. ("CathConn"), a Utah corporation, which we had originally entered into on August 21, 2012 for CathConn's MaleCap Solo technology. The amendment provides exclusive rights for other aspects of CathConn's DualCap disinfecting cap technology. We paid CathConn an additional $250,000 in January 2015. The purchase price was allocated to a distribution agreement for $250,000, which we intend to amortize over 10 years.

On August 8, 2014, we entered into a license agreement and a distribution agreement with a medical device company for the right to manufacture and sell certain percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon catheter products. As of December 31, 2014, we had paid $3.0 million and recorded an additional $1.0 million obligation to accrued liabilities in connection with these two agreements. During the quarter ended March 31, 2015, we paid the $1.0 million that was accrued as of December 31, 2014. We are obligated to pay an additional $3.0 million to the licensor if certain milestones set forth in the license agreement are reached. We accounted for the transaction as an asset purchase. Of the purchase price paid as of March 31, 2015, $200,000 was allocated to a distribution agreement asset, which we are amortizing over a period of 3 years, and $3.8 million was allocated to a license agreement asset, which we intend to amortize over a period of 12 years.

6. Segment Reporting. We report our operations in two operating segments: cardiovascular and endoscopy. Our cardiovascular segment consists of cardiology and radiology medical device products which assist in diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and other non-vascular diseases and includes embolization devices and CRM/EP devices. Our endoscopy segment consists of gastroenterology and pulmonology medical device products which assist in the palliative treatment of expanding esophageal, tracheobronchial and biliary strictures caused by malignant tumors. We evaluate the performance of our operating segments based on operating income (loss). Financial information relating to our reportable operating segments and reconciliations to the consolidated totals for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, are as follows (in thousands):


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2015
 
2014
Revenues
 

 
 

Cardiovascular
$
124,764

 
$
114,907

Endoscopy
4,813

 
4,329

Total revenues
129,577

 
119,236

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
 

 
 

Cardiovascular
8,069

 
6,396

Endoscopy
635

 
93

Total operating income
8,704

 
6,489


7. Recent Accounting Pronouncements. In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2015-03, Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs, which requires debt issuance costs to be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the associated debt liability. The standard is effective for our financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted for financial statements that have not been previously issued. The new guidance will be applied on a retrospective basis. The adoption of this standard is not expected to have a material impact on our financial statements.

In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15, which requires management to assess, at each annual and interim reporting period, the entity's ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued and provide related disclosures. The guidance is effective for the year ending December 31, 2016, with early adoption permitted. We have assessed the anticipated impact of this standard on our consolidated financial statements and disclosures and do not believe that it will have a material impact upon adoption.

In May 2014, the FASB issued authoritative guidance amending the FASB Accounting Standards Codification and creating a new Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The new guidance clarifies the principles for recognizing revenue and develops a common revenue standard for U.S. GAAP applicable to revenue transactions. This guidance provides that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The existing industry guidance will be eliminated when the new guidance becomes effective and annual disclosures will be substantially revised. The standard is effective for the Company’s first quarter of 2017. Early adoption is not permitted. Implementation may be either through retrospective application to each period from the first quarter of 2015 or with a cumulative effect adjustment upon adoption in 2017. Additional disclosures will also be required under the new standard. In April 2015, the FASB issued a proposal that, if approved, would extend the required implementation date one year to the first quarter of 2018 but also would permit companies to adopt the standard at the original effective date of 2017. We are assessing the impact this new standard will have on our consolidated financial statements and disclosures.

8. Income Taxes. Our overall effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 was 30.7% and 27.4%, respectively, which resulted in a provision for income taxes of $2.3 million and $1.1 million, respectively. The increase in the effective income tax rate for the first quarter of 2015, when compared to the first quarter of 2014, was due primarily to the increased profit of our U.S. operations, which are generally taxed at a higher rate than our foreign operations.

9. Long-term Debt. We entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated December 19, 2012, with the lenders who are or may become party thereto (collectively, the "Lenders") and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association ("Wells Fargo"), as administrative agent for the Lenders, which was amended on October 4, 2013 by a First Amendment to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement by and among Merit, certain subsidiaries of Merit, the Lenders and Wells Fargo as administrative agent for the Lenders (as amended, the "Credit Agreement"). Pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement, the Lenders have agreed to make revolving credit loans up to an aggregate amount of $215 million. The Lenders also made a term loan in the amount of $100 million, repayable in quarterly installments in the amounts provided in the Credit Agreement until the maturity date of December 19, 2017, at which time the term and revolving credit loans, together with accrued interest thereon, will be due and payable. In addition, certain mandatory prepayments are required to be made upon the occurrence of certain events described in the Credit Agreement. Wells Fargo has agreed, upon satisfaction of certain conditions, to make swingline loans from time to time through the maturity date in amounts equal to the difference between the amounts actually loaned by the Lenders and the aggregate revolving credit commitment. The Credit Agreement is collateralized by substantially all of our assets. At any time prior to the maturity date, we may repay any amounts owing under all revolving credit loans, term loans, and all swingline loans in whole or in part, subject to certain minimum thresholds, without premium or penalty, other than breakage costs.


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The term loan and any revolving credit loans made under the Credit Agreement bear interest, at our election, at either (i) the base rate (described below) plus 0.25% (subject to adjustment if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement, is at or greater than 2.25 to 1), (ii) the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) Market Index Rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) plus 1.25% (subject to adjustment if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement, is at or greater than 2.25 to 1), or (iii) the LIBOR Rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) plus 1.25% (subject to adjustment if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement, is at or greater than 2.25 to 1). Initially, the term loan and revolving credit loans under the Credit Agreement bear interest, at our election, at either (x) the base rate plus 1.00%, (y) the LIBOR Market Index Rate, plus 2.00%, or (z) the LIBOR Rate plus 2.00%. Swingline loans bear interest at the LIBOR Market Index Rate plus 1.25% (subject to adjustment if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement, is at or greater than 2.25 to 1). Initially, swingline loans bear interest at the LIBOR Market Index Rate plus 2.00%. Interest on each loan featuring the base rate or the LIBOR Market Index Rate is due and payable on the last business day of each calendar month; interest on each loan featuring the LIBOR Rate is due and payable on the last day of each interest period selected by us when selecting the LIBOR Rate as the benchmark for interest calculation. For purposes of the Credit Agreement, the base rate means the highest of (i) the prime rate (as announced by Wells Fargo), (ii) the federal funds rate plus 0.50%, and (iii) LIBOR for an interest period of one month plus 1.00%. Our obligations under the Credit Agreement and all loans made thereunder are fully secured by a security interest in our assets pursuant to a separate collateral agreement entered into in conjunction with the Credit Agreement.

The Credit Agreement contains covenants, representations and warranties and other terms customary for revolving credit loans of this nature. In this regard, the Credit Agreement requires us to not, among other things, (a) permit the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement) to be greater than 4.75 to 1 through the end of 2013, no more than 4.00 to 1 as of the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2014, no more than 3.75 to 1 as of the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2014, no more than 3.50 to 1 as of the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2014, no more than 3.25 to 1 as of the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2014, no more than 3.00 to 1 as of any fiscal quarter ending during 2015, no more than 2.75 to 1 as of any fiscal quarter ending during 2016, and no more than 2.50 to 1 as of any fiscal quarter ending thereafter; (b) for any period of four consecutive fiscal quarters, permit the ratio of Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the Credit Agreement and subject to certain adjustments) to Consolidated Fixed Charges (as defined in the Credit Agreement) to be less than 1.75 to 1; (c) subject to certain adjustments, permit Consolidated Net Income (as defined in the Credit Agreement) for certain periods to be less than $0; or (d) subject to certain conditions and adjustments, permit the aggregate amount of all Facility Capital Expenditures (as defined in the Credit Agreement) in any fiscal year beginning in 2013 to exceed $30 million. Additionally, the Credit Agreement contains various negative covenants with which we must comply, including, but not limited to, limitations respecting: the incurrence of indebtedness, the creation of liens or pledges on our assets, mergers or similar combinations or liquidations, asset dispositions, the repurchase or redemption of equity interests or debt, the issuance of equity, the payment of dividends and certain distributions, the entry into related party transactions and other provisions customary in similar types of agreements. As of March 31, 2015, we were in compliance with all covenants set forth in the Credit Agreement.
    
We had originally entered into an unsecured credit agreement, dated September 30, 2010, with certain lenders who were or became party thereto and Wells Fargo, as administrative agent for the lenders. Pursuant to the terms of that credit agreement, the lenders agreed to make revolving credit loans up to an aggregate amount of $175 million. Wells Fargo also agreed to make swingline loans from time to time through the maturity date of September 10, 2015 in amounts equal to the difference between the amount actually loaned by the lenders and the aggregate credit agreement. The unsecured credit agreement was amended and restated as of December 19, 2012, as the Credit Agreement.

In summary, principal balances under our long-term debt as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
2015
 
2014
Term loan
$
72,656

 
$
82,500

Revolving credit loans
140,222

 
141,990

Total long-term debt
212,878

 
224,490

Less current portion
10,000

 
10,000

Long-term portion
$
202,878

 
$
214,490


Future minimum principal payments on our long-term debt as of March 31, 2015, are as follows (in thousands):

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Years Ending 
 
Future Minimum
December 31
 
Principal Payments
2015
 
$
7,500

2016
 
10,000

2017
 
195,378

Total future minimum principal payments
 
$
212,878


As of March 31, 2015, we had outstanding borrowings of approximately $212.9 million under the Credit Agreement, with available borrowings of approximately $31.2 million, based on the leverage ratio in the terms of the Credit Agreement. Our interest rate as of March 31, 2015 was a fixed rate of 2.98% on $138.8 million as a result of an interest rate swap (see Note 10), a variable floating rate of 2.18% on $74.0 million and a variable floating rate of 2.27% on approximately $62,000. Our interest rate as of December 31, 2014 was a fixed rate of 2.98% on $140.0 million as a result of an interest rate swap, variable floating rate of 2.17% on $84.3 million and a variable floating rate of 2.26% on approximately $174,000.

10. Derivatives.

Interest Rate Swap. On December 19, 2012, we entered into a pay-fixed, receive-variable interest rate swap having an initial notional amount of $150 million with Wells Fargo to fix the one-month LIBOR rate at 0.98%. The variable portion of the interest rate swap is tied to the one-month LIBOR rate (the benchmark interest rate). The interest rates under both the interest rate swap and the underlying debt reset, the swap is settled with the counterparty, and interest is paid, on a monthly basis. The notional amount of the interest rate swap is reduced quarterly by 50% of the minimum principal payment due under the terms of the Credit Agreement. The interest rate swap is scheduled to expire on December 19, 2017.

At March 31, 2015, our interest rate swap qualified as a cash flow hedge. The fair value of our interest rate swap at March 31, 2015 was a liability of approximately $325,000, which was offset by approximately $126,000 in deferred taxes. The fair value of our interest rate swap at December 31, 2014 was an asset of approximately $573,000, which was offset by approximately $223,000 in deferred taxes.

During the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, the amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to earnings due to hedge effectiveness were included in interest expense in the accompanying consolidated statements of income and were not material.

Foreign Currency Forward Contracts. On February 27, 2015, we forecasted a net exposure for March 31, 2015 (representing the difference between Euro and GBP-denominated receivables and Euro-denominated payables) of approximately 309,000 Euros and 257,000 GBPs. In order to partially offset such risks, on February 27, 2015, we entered into a 30-day forward contract for the Euro and GBP with a notional amount of approximately 309,000 Euros and notional amount of 257,000 GBPs. 

We enter into similar transactions at various times during the year to partially offset exchange rate risks we bear throughout the year. These contracts are marked to market at the end of each month. The effect on our consolidated statements of income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 of all forward contracts, and the fair value of our open positions at March 31, 2015, were not material.

11. Fair Value Measurements. Our financial assets and (liabilities) carried at fair value measured on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, consisted of the following (in thousands):


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Fair Value Measurements Using
 
 
Total Fair
 
Quoted prices in
 
Significant other
 
Significant
 
 
Value at
 
active markets
 
observable inputs
 
Unobservable inputs
Description
 
March 31, 2015
 
(Level 1)
 
(Level 2)
 
(Level 3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swap (1)
 
$
(325
)
 
$

 
$
(325
)
 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements Using
 
 
Total Fair
 
Quoted prices in
 
Significant other
 
Significant
 
 
Value at
 
active markets
 
observable inputs
 
Unobservable inputs
Description
 
December 31, 2014
 
(Level 1)
 
(Level 2)
 
(Level 3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swap (1)
 
$
573

 
$

 
$
573

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(1)    The fair value of the interest rate swap is determined based on forward yield curves.

Certain of our business combinations involve the potential for the payment of future contingent consideration, generally based on a percentage of future product sales or upon attaining specified future revenue milestones. The contingent consideration liability is re-measured at the estimated fair value at each reporting period with the change in fair value recognized within operating expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of income. We measure the initial liability and re-measure the liability on a recurring basis using Level 3 inputs as defined under authoritative guidance for fair value measurements. Changes in the fair value of our contingent consideration liability during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, consisted of the following (in thousands):

 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
 
March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Beginning balance
$
1,886

 
$
2,526

Fair value adjustments recorded to income during the period
122

 
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Contingent payments made
(166
)
 
(24
)
Ending balance
$
1,842

 
$
2,513


The recurring Level 3 measurement of our contingent consideration liability includes the following significant unobservable inputs at March 31, 2015 (amount in thousands):
Contingent consideration liability
 
Fair value at March 31, 2015
 
Valuation technique
 
Unobservable inputs
 
Range
Revenue-based payments
 
$
1,697

 
Discounted cash flow

 
Discount rate
 
1% - 14%
 
 
 
 
 
Probability of milestone payment
 
90%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Projected year of payments
 
2015-2028
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other payments
 
$
145

 
Discounted cash flow

 
Discount rate
 
5%
 
 
 
 
 
Probability of milestone payment
 
100%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Projected year of payments
 
2015-2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The contingent consideration liability is re-measured to fair value each reporting period using projected revenues, discount rates, probabilities of payment, and projected payment dates. Projected contingent payment amounts are discounted back to the current period using a discounted cash flow model. Projected revenues are based on our most recent internal operational budgets and long-range strategic plans. Increases (decreases) in discount rates and the time to payment may result in lower (higher) fair value measurements. A decrease in the probability of any milestone payment may result in lower fair value measurements. An increase (decrease) in either the discount rate or the time to payment, in isolation, may result in a significantly lower (higher) fair value measurement.

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Our determination of the fair value of the contingent consideration liability could change in future periods based upon our ongoing evaluation of these significant unobservable inputs. We intend to record any such change in fair value to operating expenses in our consolidated statements of income. As of March 31, 2015, approximately $740,000 was included in other long-term obligations and $1.1 million was included in accrued expenses in our consolidated balance sheet. As of December 31, 2014, approximately $803,000 was included in other long-term obligations and $1.1 million was included in accrued expenses in our consolidated balance sheet. The cash paid to settle the contingent consideration liability recognized at fair value as of the acquisition date (including measurement-period adjustments) has been reflected as a cash outflow from financing activities in the accompanying consolidated statements of cash flows.

During the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, we had losses of approximately $14,000 and $34,000, respectively, related to the measurement of non-financial assets at fair value on a nonrecurring basis subsequent to their initial recognition. 

The carrying amount of cash and cash equivalents, receivables, and trade payables approximates fair value because of the immediate, short-term maturity of these financial instruments. The carrying amount of long-term debt approximates fair value, as determined by borrowing rates estimated to be available to us for debt with similar terms and conditions. The fair value of assets and liabilities whose carrying value approximates fair value is determined using Level 2 inputs, with the exception of cash and cash equivalents (Level 1).


12. Goodwill and Intangible Assets. The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the three months ended March 31, 2015 are as follows (in thousands):

 
2015
Goodwill balance at January 1
184,464

Effect of foreign exchange
(59
)
Goodwill balance at March 31
$
184,405


There were no changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

As of March 31, 2015, we had recorded $8.3 million of accumulated goodwill impairment charges. All of the goodwill balance as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 related to our cardiovascular segment.

Other intangible assets at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, consisted of the following (in thousands):

 
March 31, 2015
 
Gross Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net Carrying
Amount
Patents
$
10,680

 
$
(2,282
)
 
$
8,398

Distribution agreements
5,626

 
(2,421
)
 
3,205

License agreements
8,869

 
(1,981
)
 
6,888

Trademarks
7,253

 
(2,188
)
 
5,065

Covenants not to compete
1,029

 
(696
)
 
333

Customer lists
20,384

 
(13,619
)
 
6,765

Royalty agreements
267

 
(267
)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
$
54,108

 
$
(23,454
)
 
$
30,654



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December 31, 2014
 
Gross Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net Carrying
Amount
Patents
$
10,199

 
$
(2,196
)
 
$
8,003

Distribution agreements
5,376

 
(2,285
)
 
3,091

License agreements
8,995

 
(1,823
)
 
7,172

Trademarks
7,298

 
(2,079
)
 
5,219

Covenants not to compete
1,029

 
(636
)
 
393

Customer lists
20,452

 
(13,194
)
 
7,258

Royalty agreements
267

 
(267
)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
$
53,616

 
$
(22,480
)
 
$
31,136


Aggregate amortization expense for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 was approximately $3.6 million and $3.7 million, respectively.

Estimated amortization expense for the developed technology and other intangible assets for the next five years consists of the following as of March 31, 2015 (in thousands):

Year Ending December 31
 
Remaining 2015
$
11,101

2016
14,279

2017
13,723

2018
13,147

2019
12,864


13. Commitments and Contingencies. In the ordinary course of business, we are involved in various claims and litigation matters. These claims and litigation matters may include actions involving product liability, intellectual property, contractual, and employment matters. We do not believe that any such actions are likely to be, individually or in the aggregate, material to our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity. However, in the event of unexpected further developments, it is possible that the ultimate resolution of these matters, or other similar matters, if unfavorable, may be materially adverse to our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity. Legal costs for these matters such as outside counsel fees and expenses are charged to expense in the period incurred.
        
ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF
OPERATIONS

Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). All statements in this Report, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements for purposes of these provisions, including any projections of earnings, revenues or other financial items, any statements of the plans and objectives of our management for future operations, any statements concerning proposed new products or services, any statements regarding the integration, development or commercialization of the business or assets acquired from other parties, any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. All forward-looking statements included in this Report are made as of the date hereof and are based on information available to us as of such date. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “believes,” “estimates,” “potential,” or “continue,” or the negative thereof or other comparable terminology. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such expectation or any forward-looking statement will prove to be correct. Our actual results will vary, and may vary materially, from those projected or assumed in the forward-looking statements. Our financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, including risks relating to product recalls and product liability claims; potential restrictions on our liquidity or our ability to operate our business by our current debt agreement, and the consequences of any default under that agreement; possible infringement of our technology or the assertion that our technology infringes the rights of other parties; the

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potential imposition of fines, penalties, or other adverse consequences if our employees or agents violate the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or other laws or regulations; expenditures relating to research, development, testing and regulatory approval or clearance of our products and the risk that such products may not be developed successfully or approved for commercial use; greater governmental scrutiny and regulation of the medical device industry; reforms to the 510(k) process administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA"); laws targeting fraud and abuse in the healthcare industry; potential for significant adverse changes in, or our failure to comply with, governing regulations; increases in the price of commodity components; negative changes in economic and industry conditions in the United States and other countries; termination or interruption of relationships with our suppliers, or failure of such suppliers to perform; our potential inability to successfully manage growth through acquisitions, including the inability to commercialize technology acquired through recent, proposed or future acquisitions; fluctuations in Euro and GBP exchange rates; our need to generate sufficient cash flow to fund our debt obligations, capital expenditures, and ongoing operations; concentration of our revenues among a few products and procedures; development of new products and technology that could render our existing products obsolete; market acceptance of new products; volatility in the market price of our common stock; modification or limitation of governmental or private insurance reimbursement policies; changes in health care markets related to health care reform initiatives; failures to comply with applicable environmental laws; changes in key personnel; work stoppage or transportation risks; uncertainties associated with potential healthcare policy changes which may have a material adverse effect on Merit; introduction of products in a timely fashion; price and product competition; availability of labor and materials; cost increases; fluctuations in and obsolescence of inventory; and other factors referred to in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and other materials filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All subsequent forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Actual results will differ, and may differ materially, from anticipated results. Financial estimates are subject to change and are not intended to be relied upon as predictions of future operating results, and we assume no obligation to update or disclose revisions to those estimates. Additional factors that may have a direct bearing on our operating results are discussed in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

OVERVIEW

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operation should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related condensed notes thereto, which are included in Part I of this Report.
We design, develop, manufacture and market single-use medical products for interventional and diagnostic procedures. For financial reporting purposes, we report our operations in two operating segments: cardiovascular and endoscopy. Our cardiovascular segment consists of cardiology and radiology devices, which assist in diagnosing and treating coronary arterial disease, peripheral vascular disease and other non-vascular diseases, and includes our embolotherapeutic products. Our endoscopy segment consists of gastroenterology and pulmonology devices which assist in the palliative treatment of expanding esophageal, tracheobronchial and biliary strictures caused by malignant tumors.
For the three-month period ended March 31, 2015, we reported sales of approximately $129.6 million, up approximately $10.3 million, or 8.7%, from the three months ended March 31, 2014 of $119.2 million.
Gross profit as a percentage of sales decreased to 42.7% for the first quarter of 2015, compared to 43.6% for the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in gross margin for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014 was primarily related to higher average fixed overhead unit costs resulting from lower production volumes and sales discounts provided to various distributors in an effort to mitigate the effects of the devaluation of foreign currencies against the U.S. Dollar, both of which were partially offset by a favorable decline in our manufacturing operating costs and raw materials denominated in Euros as the U.S. Dollar strengthened against the Euro during the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014.
Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was approximately $5.2 million, or $0.12 per share, as compared to $2.8 million, or $0.07 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The increase in net income was attributable primarily to increased sales, lower operating expenses as a percentage of sales and decreased interest expense, all of which was partially offset by lower gross profit as a percentage of sales.
We anticipate our new facility in Tijuana, Mexico will begin production during the third quarter of 2015. The first products that we expect to be moved to this facility are currently being produced by an independent third party contract manufacturer in Tijuana, Mexico. We have made arrangements with the contract manufacturer to hire approximately 150 of their employees who are currently manufacturing our products. We believe the employees to be hired will include production operators and supervisors, quality and engineering personnel. We believe this arrangement will help us maintain the quality and production volumes of the products that are currently being produced in Mexico and will aid in our ability to transfer additional product lines from our other existing production facilities. As we begin operation of our Tijuana, Mexico production facility in 2015, we anticipate approximately $1.5 to $2.5 million of operating expenses that will be treated as selling, general and administrative costs, as opposed to cost of

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sales, during a transition period of approximately nine months. Over the next three years as we move additional product lines to our new Tijuana facility, from other existing production facilities, we expect to see our overall gross profit and earnings improve. We anticipate that much of the anticipated improvement in gross margins and earnings we have forecasted will not be achieved until we are efficiently utilizing the Tijuana facility to produce product. It is anticipated that this utilization could occur sometime between the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017.
In April 2015, we began to move the production lines from our West Jordan, Utah manufacturing site to our other existing manufacturing facilities. We plan to move additional production lines from our West Jordan site to our Tijuana facility in the third or fourth quarter of 2015. We currently believe the West Jordan manufacturing site, which is currently under an operating lease, should be vacated by the end of 2015.
During the first quarter of 2015, we benefited from the strengthening of the U.S. Dollar against the Euro, as the result of our natural hedge. This natural hedge is the result of having more cost of sales and operating expenses (European manufacturing facilities, European distribution site and an EMEA direct and distributor sales efforts) denominated in Euros than our Euro-denominated sales. The improvement in the U.S. Dollar against the Euro decreased our Euro-denominated sales and cost of sales in the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 by approximately $2.4 million and $2.2 million, respectively. The overall effect on gross profits of the strengthening of the U.S. Dollar against the Euro for the first quarter of 2015 was an improvement of 0.62%. Our operating expenses for the first quarter of 2015 also benefited from the strengthening of the U.S. Dollar against the Euro with a decrease in expenses of approximately $1.7 million.
We reduced our long-term debt by approximately $11.6 million in the first quarter of 2015 to approximately $212.9 million. Our debt to Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated December 19, 2012, with the lenders who are or may become party thereto (collectively, the "Lenders") and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association ("Wells Fargo"), as administrative agent for the Lenders, which was amended on October 4, 2013 by a First Amendment to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement by and among Merit, certain subsidiaries of Merit, the Lenders and Wells Fargo as administrative agent for the Lenders (as amended, the "Credit Agreement") and subject to certain adjustments) ratio decreased to 2.62 on March 31, 2015, down from 3.24 on September 30, 2014 and 2.86 on December 31, 2014.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following table sets forth certain operational data as a percentage of sales for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, as indicated:

 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Net sales
100%
 
100%
Gross profit
42.7%
 
43.6%
Selling, general, and administrative expenses
28.5%
 
30.9%
Research and development expenses
7.5%
 
7.4%
Income from operations
6.7%
 
5.4%
Other (expense) - net
(1.0)%
 
(2.2)%
Income before income taxes
5.8%
 
3.3%
Net income
4.0%
 
2.4%

Sales. Sales for the three months ended March 31, 2015 increased by 8.7%, or approximately $10.3 million, compared to the corresponding period of 2014. Listed below are the sales by product category within each business segment for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 (in thousands):

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Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
March 31,
 
 
% Change
 
2015
 
2014
 
Cardiovascular
 
 
 
 
 

 
Stand-alone devices
7.1%
 
$
37,179

 
$
34,727

 
Custom kits and procedure trays
9.8%
 
27,686

 
25,216

 
Inflation devices
8.5%
 
18,690

 
17,230

 
Catheters
16.8%
 
23,457

 
20,082

 
Embolization devices
9.2%
 
10,392

 
9,519

 
CRM/EP
(9.5)%
 
7,360

 
8,133

 
Total
8.6%
 
124,764

 
114,907

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Endoscopy
 
 
 
 
 

 
Endoscopy devices
11.2%
 
4,813

 
4,329

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
8.7%
 
$
129,577

 
$
119,236

 

Our cardiovascular sales increased approximately $9.9 million, or 8.6%, for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 on sales of approximately $124.8 million, compared to sales of $114.9 million for the corresponding period of 2014. This improvement was largely the result of increased sales of catheters (particularly our Prelude® introducer sheath product line, ProGuide™ dialysis catheter product line and guiding catheter product line) our custom kits and procedure trays, our stand-alone devices (particularly our diagnostic guide wire product line, tubing product line and hydrophilic guide wire product line), and our inflation devices.

Our endoscopy sales increased 11.2% for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, on sales of approximately $4.8 million, when compared to the corresponding period of 2014 of approximately $4.3 million, primarily related to an increase in sales of our AEROmini® fully covered tracheobronchial stent and EndoMAXX™ fully covered esophageal stent.

Gross Profit. Gross profit as a percentage of sales decreased to 42.7% for the first quarter of 2015, compared to 43.6% for the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in gross margin for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014 was primarily related to higher average fixed overhead unit costs resulting from lower production volumes and sales discounts provided to various distributors in an effort to mitigate the effects of the devaluation of foreign currencies against the U.S. Dollar, both of which were partially offset by a favorable decline in our manufacturing operating costs and raw materials denominated in Euros as the U.S. Dollar strengthened against the Euro during the first quarter of 2015 compared to the corresponding period of 2014.

Operating Expenses. Selling, general, and administrative expenses increased approximately $122,000 but decreased as a percentage of sales to 28.5% for the three months ended March 31, 2015, from 30.9% for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The decrease in SG&A expense as a percentage of sales was primarily related to increased sales as well as a $1.4 million decrease in our Euro-based SG&A expense, due primarily to the strengthening of the U.S. Dollar against the Euro during the first quarter of 2015 compared to the comparable period of 2014.

Research and Development Expenses. Research and development expenses were 7.5% of sales for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared with 7.4% of sales for the three months ended March 31, 2014. This increase was largely the result of additional research and development personnel to support various new product developments.

Operating Income. The following table sets forth our operating income by business segment for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 (in thousands):




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Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Operating Income
 

 
 

Cardiovascular
$
8,069

 
$
6,396

Endoscopy
635

 
93

Total operating income
$
8,704

 
$
6,489


Cardiovascular Operating Income. During the first quarter of 2015, we reported income from operations of approximately $8.1 million from our cardiovascular business segment, compared to income from operations of approximately $6.4 million for the corresponding period of 2014. The increase in operating income was primarily the result of increased sales and lower selling, general, and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales, partially offset by lower margins.
Endoscopy Operating Income. During the first quarter of 2015, we reported income from operations of approximately $635,000 from our endoscopy business segment, compared to income from operations of approximately $93,000 for the corresponding period of 2014. The increase in operating income was primarily the result of higher sales and gross profits, as well as, lower selling, general, and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales.
Other Expense - Net. Other expense, net, for the first quarter of 2015 was approximately $1.2 million, compared to other expense, net, of approximately $2.6 million for the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in other expense was principally the result of decreased interest expense related to a lower average outstanding debt balance and a lower interest rate for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014.
Income Taxes. Our overall effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was 30.7% compared to 27.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2014. Our provision for income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2015 totaled $2.3 million of expense, compared to $1.1 million of expense for the corresponding period of 2014. The increase in the effective income tax rate was due primarily to the increased profit of our U.S. operations, which are generally taxed at a higher rate than our foreign operations income.
Net Income. During the first quarter of 2015, we reported net income of $5.2 million, an increase of 83.3% from $2.8 million for the first quarter of 2014. The increase in net income was primarily affected by increased sales, lower operating expenses as a percentage of sales and lower interest expense, and was partially offset by lower gross margins and a higher effective income tax rate.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Our working capital as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 was $116.2 million and $116.9 million respectively. The decrease in working capital as of March 31, 2015 was primarily the result of decreases in trade and other receivables and inventory balances, which were partially offset by a decrease in trade payables and an increase in cash. As of March 31, 2015, we had a current ratio of 2.62 to 1.

At March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $9.9 million and $7.4 million respectively, of which approximately $9.8 million and $6.6 million, respectively, were held by foreign subsidiaries. For each of our foreign subsidiaries, we make an assertion as to whether the earnings are intended to be repatriated to the United States or held by the foreign subsidiary for permanent reinvestment. The cash held by our foreign subsidiaries for permanent reinvestment is generally used to fund the operating activities of our foreign subsidiaries and for further investment in foreign operations. We have accrued a deferred tax liability on our consolidated financial statements for the portion of our foreign earnings that are available to be repatriated to the United States.
In addition, cash held by our subsidiary in China is subject to local laws and regulations that require government approval for the transfer of such funds to entities located outside of China. As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $7.6 million and $5.2 million, respectively, held by our subsidiary in China.
During the three months ended March 31, 2015, our inventory balances decreased by approximately $3.5 million, from $91.8 million at December 31, 2014 to $88.3 million at March 31, 2015. The trailing twelve-month inventory turns for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015 improved to 3.37, compared to 3.12 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014.
Pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement, the Lenders have agreed to make revolving credit loans up to an aggregate amount of $215 million. The Lenders also made a term loan in the amount of $100 million, repayable in quarterly installments in the

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amounts provided in the Credit Agreement until the maturity date of December 19, 2017, at which time the term and revolving credit loans, together with accrued interest thereon, will be due and payable. In addition, certain mandatory prepayments are required to be made upon the occurrence of certain events described in the Credit Agreement. Wells Fargo has agreed, upon satisfaction of certain conditions, to make swingline loans from time to time through the maturity date in amounts equal to the difference between the amounts actually loaned by the Lenders and the aggregate revolving credit commitment. The Credit Agreement is collateralized by substantially all of our assets. At any time prior to the maturity date, we may repay any amounts owing under all revolving credit loans, term loans, and all swingline loans in whole or in part, subject to certain minimum thresholds, without premium or penalty, other than breakage costs.
The term loan and any revolving credit loans made under the Credit Agreement bear interest, at our election, at either (i) the base rate (described below) plus 0.25% (subject to adjustment if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement, is at or greater than 2.25 to 1), (ii) the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) Market Index Rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) plus 1.25% (subject to adjustment if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement, is at or greater than 2.25 to 1), or (iii) the LIBOR Rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) plus 1.25% (subject to adjustment if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement, is at or greater than 2.25 to 1). Initially, the term loan and revolving credit loans under the Credit Agreement bear interest, at our election, at either (x) the base rate plus 1.00%, (y) the LIBOR Market Index Rate, plus 2.00%, or (z) the LIBOR Rate plus 2.00%. Swingline loans bear interest at the LIBOR Market Index Rate plus 1.25% (subject to adjustment if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement, is at or greater than 2.25 to 1). Initially, swingline loans bear interest at the LIBOR Market Index Rate plus 2.00%. Interest on each loan featuring the base rate or the LIBOR Market Index Rate is due and payable on the last business day of each calendar month; interest on each loan featuring the LIBOR Rate is due and payable on the last day of each interest period selected by us when selecting the LIBOR Rate as the benchmark for interest calculation. For purposes of the Credit Agreement, the base rate means the highest of (i) the prime rate (as announced by Wells Fargo), (ii) the federal funds rate plus 0.50%, and (iii) LIBOR for an interest period of one month plus 1.00%. Our obligations under the Credit Agreement and all loans made thereunder are fully secured by a security interest in our assets pursuant to a separate collateral agreement entered into in conjunction with the Credit Agreement.
The Credit Agreement contains customary covenants, representations and warranties and other terms customary for revolving credit loans of this nature. In this regard, the Credit Agreement requires us to not, among other things, (a) permit the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement) to be greater than 4.75 to 1 through the end of 2013, no more than 4.00 to 1 as of the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2014, no more than 3.75 to 1 as of the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2014, no more than 3.50 to 1 as of the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2014, no more than 3.25 to 1 as of the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2014, no more than 3.00 to 1 as of any fiscal quarter ending during 2015, no more than 2.75 to 1 as of any fiscal quarter ending during 2016, and no more than 2.50 to 1 as of any fiscal quarter ending thereafter; (b) for any period of four consecutive fiscal quarters, permit the ratio of Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the Credit Agreement and subject to certain adjustments) to Consolidated Fixed Charges (as defined in the Credit Agreement) to be less than 1.75 to 1; (c) subject to certain adjustments, permit Consolidated Net Income (as defined in the Credit Agreement) for certain periods to be less than $0; or (d) subject to certain conditions and adjustments, permit the aggregate amount of all Facility Capital Expenditures (as defined in the Credit Agreement) in any fiscal year beginning in 2013 to exceed $30 million. Additionally, the Credit Agreement contains various negative covenants with which we must comply, including, but not limited to, limitations respecting: the incurrence of indebtedness, the creation of liens or pledges on our assets, mergers or similar combinations or liquidations, asset dispositions, the repurchase or redemption of equity interests or debt, the issuance of equity, the payment of dividends and certain distributions, the entry into related party transactions and other provisions customary in similar types of agreements. As of March 31, 2015, we were in compliance with all covenants set forth in the Credit Agreement.
As of March 31, 2015, we had available borrowings under the Credit Agreement of approximately $31.2 million. Our interest rate under the Credit Agreement as of March 31, 2015 was a fixed rate of 2.98% on $138.8 million as a result of an interest rate swap (see Note 10), a variable floating rate of 2.18% on $74.0 million and a variable floating rate of 2.27% on approximately $62,000. Our Total Leverage Ratio under the Credit Agreement for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, was 2.62 to 1. As a result of the quarterly adjustment of our Total Leverage Ratio, as contemplated by the Credit Agreement, the base interest rate on our term loan and amounts outstanding on our revolving credit loans is scheduled to drop 0.25% to 1.75%, from the current base rate of 2.00%, on May 25, 2015. The new base rate of 1.75% is scheduled to remain in effect until August 25, 2015, at which time the Credit Agreement provides for a new base rate to be determined.
Capital expenditures for property and equipment were approximately $9.5 million and $8.7 million, respectively, for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, an increase of $0.8 million.
We currently believe that our existing cash balances, anticipated future cash flows from operations, borrowings under the Credit Agreement (approximately $31.2 million of borrowing availability as of March 31, 2015), and potential equipment financing will

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be adequate to fund our current and currently planned future operations for the next twelve months and the foreseeable future. In the event we pursue and complete significant transactions or acquisitions in the future, additional funds will likely be required to meet our strategic needs, which may require us to raise additional funds in the debt or equity markets.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES

The SEC has requested that all registrants address their most critical accounting policies. The SEC has indicated that a “critical accounting policy” is one which is both important to the representation of the registrant’s financial condition and results and requires management’s most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain. We base our estimates on past experience and on various other assumptions our management believes to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results will differ, and may differ materially from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. Additionally, changes in accounting estimates could occur in the future from period to period. Our management has discussed the development and selection of our most critical financial estimates with the audit committee of our Board of Directors. The following paragraphs identify our most critical accounting policies:
    
Inventory Obsolescence. Our management reviews on a quarterly basis inventory quantities on hand for unmarketable and/or slow-moving products that may expire prior to being sold. This review includes quantities on hand for both raw materials and finished goods. Based on this review, we provide adjustments for any slow-moving finished good products or raw materials that we believe will expire prior to being sold or used to produce a finished good and any products that are unmarketable. This review of inventory quantities for unmarketable and/or slow moving products is based on forecasted product demand prior to expiration lives.
    
Forecasted unit demand is derived from our historical experience of product sales and production raw material usage. If market conditions become less favorable than those projected by our management, additional inventory write-downs may be required. During the years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012, we recorded obsolescence expense of approximately $2.3 million, $2.7 million, and $2.3 million, respectively, and wrote off approximately $2.4 million, $2.8 million, and $1.5 million, respectively. Based on this historical trend, we believe that our inventory balances as of March 31, 2015 have been accurately adjusted for any unmarketable and/or slow moving products that may expire prior to being sold.
    
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts. A majority of our receivables are with hospitals which, over our history, have demonstrated favorable collection rates. Therefore, we have experienced relatively minimal bad debts from hospital customers. In limited circumstances, we have written off bad debts as the result of the termination of our business relationships with foreign distributors. The most significant write-offs over our history have come from U.S. custom procedure tray manufacturers who bundle our products in surgical trays.
    
We maintain allowances for doubtful accounts relating to estimated losses resulting from the inability of our customers to make required payments. These allowances are based upon historical experience and a review of individual customer balances. If the financial condition of our customers were to deteriorate, resulting in an impairment of their ability to make payments, additional allowances may be required.
    
Stock-Based Compensation. We measure stock-based compensation cost at the grant date based on the value of the award and recognize the cost as an expense over the term of the vesting period. Judgment is required in estimating the fair value of share-based awards granted and their expected forfeiture rate. If actual results differ significantly from these estimates, stock-based compensation expense and our results of operations could be materially impacted.
    
Income Taxes. Under our accounting policies, we initially recognize a tax position in our financial statements when it becomes more likely than not that the position will be sustained upon examination by the tax authorities. Such tax positions are initially and subsequently measured as the largest amount of tax positions that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with the tax authorities assuming full knowledge of the position and all relevant facts. Although we believe our provisions for unrecognized tax positions are reasonable, we can make no assurance that the final tax outcome of these matters will not be different from that which we have reflected in our income tax provisions and accruals. The tax law is subject to varied interpretations, and we have taken positions related to certain matters where the law is subject to interpretation. Such differences could have a material impact on our income tax provisions and operating results in the period(s) in which we make such determination.
    
Goodwill and Intangible Assets Impairment and Contingent Consideration. We test our goodwill balances for impairment as of July 1 of each year, or whenever impairment indicators arise. We utilize several reporting units in evaluating goodwill for

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impairment. We assess the estimated fair value of reporting units based on discounted future cash flows. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds the fair value of the reporting unit, an impairment charge is recognized in an amount equal to the excess of the carrying amount of the reporting unit goodwill over implied fair value of that goodwill. This analysis requires significant judgment, including estimation of future cash flows and the length of time they will occur, which is based on internal forecasts, and a determination of a discount rate based on our weighted average cost of capital. During our annual test of goodwill balances in 2014, which was completed during the third quarter of 2014, we determined that the fair value of each reporting unit with goodwill exceeded the carrying amount.
    
We evaluate the recoverability of intangible assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that an asset's carrying amount may not be recoverable. This analysis requires similar significant judgments as those discussed above regarding goodwill, except that undiscounted cash flows are compared to the carrying amount of intangible assets to determine if impairment exists. All of our intangible assets are subject to amortization.
    
Contingent consideration is an obligation by the buyer to transfer additional assets or equity interests to the former owner upon reaching certain performance targets. Certain of our business combinations involve the potential for the payment of future contingent consideration, generally based on a percentage of future product sales or upon attaining specified future revenue milestones. In connection with a business combination, any contingent consideration is recorded on the acquisition date based upon the consideration expected to be transferred in the future. We utilize a discounted cash flow method, which includes a probability factor for milestone payments, in valuing the contingent consideration liability. We re-measure the estimated liability each quarter and record changes in the estimated fair value through operating expense in our consolidated statements of income. Significant increases or decreases in our estimates could result in changes to the estimated fair value of our contingent consideration liability, as the result of changes in the timing and amount of revenue estimates, as well as changes in the discount rate or periods.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, we reduced the amount of the contingent consideration liability related to the Ostial PRO® Stent Positioning System, which we acquired in January 2012, by approximately $874,000. Under the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement we executed with Ostial Solutions, LLC ("Ostial"), we are obligated to make contingent purchase price payments based on a percentage of future sales of products utilizing the Ostial PRO Stent Positioning System. The adjustment to the contingent consideration liability triggered a review of the intangible assets we acquired from Ostial, which resulted in an intangible asset write-down of approximately $1.1 million related to those assets. These adjustments reduced operating income for the year ended December 31, 2014 by approximately $228,000, or approximately $141,000 net of tax. The reduction of the Ostial contingent consideration liability and the impairment of the Ostial intangible assets was the result of our assessment that we are not likely to generate the level of revenues from sales of the Ostial PRO Stent Positioning System that we anticipated at the acquisition date.

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ITEM 3.   QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Our principal market risk relates to changes in the value of the Euro, the Chinese Yuan, and the Great British Pound ("GBP") relative to the value of the U.S. Dollar. We also have less significant market risks relating to the Hong Kong Dollar and the Swedish and Danish Kroner. Our consolidated financial statements are denominated in, and our principal currency is, the U.S. Dollar. For the three-month period ended March 31, 2015, a portion of our revenues (approximately $27.1 million, representing approximately 20% of our aggregate revenues), was attributable to sales that were denominated in foreign currencies. All other international sales were denominated in U.S. Dollars. Certain of our expenses for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015 were also denominated in foreign currencies, which partially offset risks associated with fluctuations of exchange rates between foreign currencies and the U.S. Dollar. During the three-month period ended March 31, 2015, fluctuations in the exchange rate between foreign currencies and the U.S. Dollar resulted in a decrease in our gross revenues of approximately $2.2 million, or 1.7%, and an increase of 0.72% in gross profit, primarily as a result of a decrease in Irish manufacturing operating costs and raw materials denominated in Euros. Our Euro-denominated revenue represents our largest single currency risk. However, our Euro-denominated expenses associated with our European operations (manufacturing sites, a distribution facility and sales representatives) provide a natural hedge. Accordingly, changes in the Euro, and in particular a strengthening of the U.S. Dollar against the Euro, will generally have a positive effect our net income. We anticipate that a strengthening U.S. Dollar against the Euro of 10% would increase our net income by approximately $1.0 million Dollars. Conversely, a weakening U.S. Dollar against the Euro of 10% would have a negative impact on our net income of $1.0 million Dollars.
On February 27, 2015, we forecasted a net exposure for March 31, 2015 (representing the difference between Euro and GBP-denominated receivables and Euro-denominated payables) of approximately 309,000 Euros and 257,000 GBPs. In order to partially offset such risks, on February 27, 2015, we entered into a 30-day forward contract for the Euro and GBP with a notional amount of approximately 309,000 Euros and notional amount of 257,000 GBPs. We enter into similar transactions at various times during the year to partially offset exchange rate risks we bear throughout the year. These contracts are marked to market at the end of each month. The effect on our consolidated statements of income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 of all forward contracts, and the fair value of our open positions as of March 31, 2015, were not material.
As discussed in Note 9 to our consolidated financial statements, as of March 31, 2015, we had outstanding borrowings of approximately $212.9 million under the Credit Agreement. Accordingly, our earnings and after-tax cash flow are affected by changes in interest rates. As part of our efforts to mitigate interest rate risk, on December 19, 2012, we entered into a LIBOR-based interest rate swap agreement having an initial notional amount of $150 million with Wells Fargo to fix the one-month LIBOR rate at 0.98%. This instrument is intended to reduce our exposure to interest rate fluctuations and was not entered into for speculative purposes. Excluding the amount that is subject to a fixed rate under the interest rate swap and assuming the current level of borrowings remained the same, it is estimated that our interest expense and income before income taxes would change by approximately $741,000 annually for each one percentage point change in the average interest rate under these borrowings.
In the event of an adverse change in interest rates, our management would likely take actions to mitigate our exposure. However, due to the uncertainty of the actions that would be taken and their possible effects, additional analysis is not possible at this time. Further, such analysis would not consider the effects of the change in the level of overall economic activity that could exist in such an environment.


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ITEM 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
Our management, with the participation of our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), as of March 31, 2015. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives. In addition, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and that management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the benefits of possible controls and procedures relative to their costs.
 
Based on that evaluation, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are designed at a reasonable assurance level and are effective to provide reasonable assurance that information we are required to disclose in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
During the quarter ended March 31, 2015, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).


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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
  
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

See Note 13 “Commitments and Contingencies” set forth in the notes to our condensed consolidated financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this Quarterly Report.

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

In addition to other information set forth in this Report, readers should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A. "Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. The risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K are not the only risks we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or operating results.

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.
 
Description
31.1
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
 
 
31.2
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
 
 
32.1
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
 
 
32.2
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
 
 
101
 
The following financial information from the quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Consolidated Statements of Income, (ii) Consolidated Balance Sheets, (iii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, (iv) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, and (v) Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements


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SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
REGISTRANT


Date:
May 11, 2015
 
/s/ FRED P. LAMPROPOULOS
 
 
 
FRED P. LAMPROPOULOS
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
May 11, 2015
 
/s/ KENT W. STANGER
 
 
 
KENT W. STANGER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
 


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EXHIBIT 31.1

CERTIFICATION
 
I, Fred P. Lampropoulos, certify that:
 
1.      I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Report”) of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (the “Registrant”);
 
2.      Based on my knowledge, this Report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this Report;
 
3.      Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this Report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this Report;
 
4.      The Registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the Registrant and have:
 
a) designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the Registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this Report is being prepared;
 
b) designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with general accepted accounting principles;
 
c) evaluated the effectiveness of the Registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this Report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this Report based on such evaluation; and
 
d) disclosed in this Report any change in the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the Registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
 
5.      The Registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the Registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the Registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
 
a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the Registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
 
b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
Date: May 11, 2015
 
 
 
/s/ Fred P. Lampropoulos
 
Fred P. Lampropoulos
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
(principal executive officer)
 


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EXHIBIT 31.2
 
CERTIFICATION
 
I, Kent W. Stanger, certify that:
 
1.      I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Report”) of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (the “Registrant”);
 
2.      Based on my knowledge, this Report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this Report;
 
3.      Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this Report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this Report;
 
4.      The Registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal controls over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the Registrant and have:
 
a) designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the Registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this Report is being prepared;
 
b) designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with general accepted accounting principles;
 
c) evaluated the effectiveness of the Registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this Report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this Report based on such evaluation; and
 
d) disclosed in this Report any change in the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the Registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
 
5.      The Registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the Registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the Registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
 
a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the Registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
 
b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the Registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
Date: May 11, 2015
 
 
 
/s/ Kent W. Stanger
 
Kent W. Stanger
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
(principal financial officer)
 


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EXHIBIT 32.1
 
Certification of Principal Executive Officer
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted
Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) for the year ended March 31, 2015, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Fred P. Lampropoulos, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to the best of my knowledge:
 
(1)   The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
 
(2)   The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
 
Date: May 11, 2015
/s/ Fred P. Lampropoulos
 
Fred P. Lampropoulos
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
(principal executive officer)
 
This certification accompanies the foregoing Report pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and shall not, except to the extent required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, be deemed filed by the Registrant for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  A signed original of this certification has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.


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EXHIBIT 32.2
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted
Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) for the year ended March 31, 2015, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Kent W. Stanger, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to the best of my knowledge:
 
(1)   The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
 
(2)   The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
 
Date: May 11, 2015
/s/ Kent W. Stanger
 
Kent W. Stanger
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
(principal financial officer)
 
This certification accompanies the foregoing Report pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and shall not, except to the extent required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, be deemed filed by the Registrant for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  A signed original of this certification has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.


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Additionally, the Credit Agreement contains various negative covenants with which we must comply, including, but not limited to, limitations respecting: the incurrence of indebtedness, the creation of liens or pledges on our assets, mergers or similar combinations or liquidations, asset dispositions, the repurchase or redemption of equity interests or debt, the issuance of equity, the payment of dividends and certain distributions, the entry into related party transactions and other provisions customary in similar types of agreements. 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