Conference Call to Be Held Today at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Transgenomic Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
today reported financial results for the three and six months ended, June 30, 2012, and provided a business update.
“In the second quarter, our core businesses delivered strong, fundamental growth, enabling significant progress in many of our strategic initiatives. Compared to the second quarter of 2011, our Laboratory Services segment grew 41% and our Diagnostic Tools segment grew 17%,” said Craig Tuttle, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In the second quarter, we completely recovered from the sample processing backlog in our Clinical Laboratories division that we discussed last quarter and that arose in connection with the failure of the laboratory information system (“LIMS”) at our New Haven facility. Further, with the improvements made to our LIMS, we are well positioned for the continued growth in volumes that we expect in our Clinical Laboratories division following the launch of our C-GAAP® (clopidogrel genetic absorption activation panel) test, a simple but comprehensive saliva test that accurately predicts a patient’s response to Plavix® (clopidogrel), particularly following our recent announcement concerning Medicare coverage for our C-GAAP test.”
Some of Transgenomic’s recent accomplishments of significance include:
Net sales for the second quarter of 2012 were $9.1 million compared with $7.7 million for the same period in 2011. This revenue total includes the testing volume that was delayed by the LIMS failure at the end of first quarter. All delayed samples were completed in the second quarter along with the higher volume of Familion samples received.
Gross profit for the quarter was $4.6 million or 50% of net sales, compared with gross profit of $4.6 million or 59% of net sales for the same period in 2011. The lower gross profit margin for the quarter is primarily attributable to costs incurred in connection with the failure of the New Haven LIMS, including costs relating to repairs and processing of the sample backlog, a change in the mix of our revenues and the impact of foreign currency valuation changes.
Operating expenses were $5.9 million during the second quarter of 2012, compared with $6.2 million in the prior year. The decrease in operating expenses is primarily due to lower stock compensation and bad debt expenses.
The net loss for the second quarter of 2012 was $0.6 million or $0.01 per share compared with a net loss of $6.0 million or $0.13 per share for the second quarter of 2011. The decrease in net loss is primarily due to items of income or expense resulting from the adjustment in fair values of our preferred stock and related warrants and our warrants to purchase common stock.
Modified EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP measure that Transgenomic views as an appropriate and sound measure of the Company's results, was a loss of $632,000 for the second quarter of 2012 compared to a $369,000 loss for the same period for 2011. A reconciliation of Net Loss to Modified EBITDA is presented below.
Cash and cash equivalents were $6.3 million as of June 30, 2012, compared with $4.9 million as of December 31, 2011. In addition we had short term investments of $9.0 million as of June 30, 2012.
Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were $16.3 million compared with $15.1 million for the same period in 2011. Gross profit was $7.7 million or 47% of net sales, compared with gross profit of $8.7 million or 58% of net sales for the same period in 2011. The lower gross profit margin for the quarter is primarily attributable to costs incurred in connection with the failure of the New Haven LIMS, including costs relating to repairs and processing of the sample backlog, a change in the mix of our revenues and the impact of foreign currency changes.
Operating expenses were $11.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared with $11.1 million in the prior year.
The net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $3.3 million or $0.05 per share compared with a net loss of $8.8 million or $0.19 per share during the comparable period of 2011. The decrease in the net loss is primarily due to items of income or expense resulting from the adjustment in fair values of our preferred stock and related warrants and our warrants to purchase common stock.
Transgenomic management will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2012 financial results and answer questions beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time today. To access the call via telephone, please dial 800-862-9098 from the U.S. or Canada or 785-424-1051 for international participants and enter conference ID TRANS. The call also will be broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the webcast, please log onto the Company's Investor Relations web page at and follow the instructions. An archived webcast of the call will be available for 30 days. A telephone replay will be available from 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 1, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 15, 2012 by dialing 800-753-5212 (domestic) or 402-220-2673 (international).
Transgenomic, Inc. () is a global biotechnology company advancing personalized medicine in cardiology, oncology, and inherited diseases through its proprietary molecular technologies and world-class clinical and research services. The Company is the global leader in cardiac genetic testing with a family of innovative products, including its flagship C-GAAP test, designed to detect gene mutations which indicate cardiac disorders, or which can lead to serious adverse events. Transgenomic has three complementary business divisions: Transgenomic Clinical Laboratories, which specializes in molecular diagnostics for cardiology, oncology, neurology, and mitochondrial disorders; Transgenomic Pharmacogenomic Services, a contract research laboratory that specializes in supporting all phases of pre-clinical and clinical trials for oncology drugs in development; and Transgenomic Diagnostic Tools, which produces equipment, reagents, and other consumables that empower clinical and research applications in molecular testing and cytogenetics. Transgenomic believes there is significant opportunity for continued growth across all three businesses by leveraging their synergistic capabilities, technologies, and expertise. The Company actively develops and acquires new technology and other intellectual property that strengthens its leadership in personalized medicine.
Certain statements in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements” of Transgenomic within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those with respect to management's current views and estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, company performance and financial results, including the ability of the Company to grow its involvement in the diagnostic products and services markets. The known risks, uncertainties and other factors affecting these forward-looking statements are described from time to time in Transgenomic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any change in such factors, risks and uncertainties may cause the actual results, events and performance to differ materially from those referred to in such statements. Accordingly, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to all statements contained in this press release. All information in this press release is as of the date of the release and Transgenomic does not undertake any duty to update this information, including any forward-looking statements, unless required by law.
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.