By Jeffrey T. Lewis
Intuitive Surgical Inc. said profit jumped in the second quarter as sales of its da Vinci procedures and systems rose amid an increase in the number of surgeries performed following delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The robot-assisted surgery equipment maker said Tuesday net income increased to $517.2 million from $68 million in the second quarter of 2020. Sales rose 72% to $1.46 billion, and earnings per share rose to $4.25 from 57 cents in the second quarter of last year. Adjusted earnings per share rose to $3.92 from $1.11 a year earlier.
The company's sales of instruments and accessories rose 73% in the second quarter to $796 million, boosted by close to 68% growth in the volume of da Vinci procedures, Intuitive said. Systems revenue increased 68% in the second quarter from a year earlier to $440 million after the company shipped 328 da Vinci systems during the quarter, up from 178 a year earlier.
"We are pleased with our second quarter procedure growth and financial results, which reflect both the demand for high-quality minimally invasive procedures as well as a return to surgeries deferred during the pandemic," said Intuitive CEO Gary Guthart.
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