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HEARTWARE INTERNATIONAL, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/02/2015
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wherein the balance sheet of each individual period presented should be adjusted to reflect the period-specific effects of applying the new guidance. The adoption of ASU No. 2015-03 will result in the reclassification of debt issuance costs currently classified in long-term assets to be offset against the carrying value of our convertible notes. Based on the amount of debt issuance costs included in long-term assets as of September 30, 2015, the adoption of ASU 2015-03 is not expected to have a material effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Note 2. Liquidity

We have funded our operations primarily through product revenue, the issuance of shares of our common stock and the issuance of convertible notes. At September 30, 2015, we had approximately $249.5 million of cash, cash equivalents and available-for-sale investments. Our cash, cash equivalents and available-for-sale investments are expected to be used primarily to fund our ongoing operations including expanding our sales and marketing capabilities on a global basis, research and development (including clinical trials) of new and existing products, components and accessories, regulatory and other compliance functions, acquisition of and investment in third-party technologies as well as for general working capital. We believe our cash, cash equivalents and available-for-sale investment balances are sufficient to support our planned operations for at least the next twelve months.

The accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, which contemplate continuation of the Company as a going concern. We have incurred substantial losses from operations since our inception, and losses have continued through September 30, 2015. At September 30, 2015, we had an accumulated deficit of approximately $420.6 million.

Note 3. Balance Sheet Information

Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable consists of amounts due from the sale of our HeartWare® Ventricular Assist System (the “HVAD System”) to our customers, which include hospitals, health research institutions and medical device distributors. We grant credit to customers in the normal course of business, but generally do not require collateral or any other security to support credit sales. Our receivables are geographically dispersed, with a significant portion from customers located in Europe and other foreign countries. At September 30, 2015, one customer had an accounts receivable balance that represented approximately 15% of total accounts receivable. At December 31, 2014, no customer had an accounts receivable balance greater than 10% of total accounts receivable.

We maintain allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses that may result from an inability to collect payments owed to us for product sales. We regularly review the allowance by considering factors such as historical experience, the age of the accounts receivable balances and local economic conditions that may affect a customer’s ability to pay. Account balances are charged off against the allowance after appropriate collection efforts have been exhausted and we feel it is probable that the receivable will not be recovered.

The following table summarizes the change in our allowance for doubtful accounts for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014:


     2015      2014  
     (in thousands)  

Beginning balance

   $ 671       $ 495   

Reversal of expense

     (53      —     


     —           —     







Ending balance

   $ 618       $ 495   







As of and for the three months ended September 30, 2015, we recorded customer sales allowances totaling $66,000. At December 31, 2014, we did not maintain a sales allowance.