OraSure Announces 2018 Second Quarter Financial Results

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BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR), a leader in point-of-care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, today announced its consolidated financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.

Financial Highlights

  • Consolidated net revenues for the second quarter of 2018 were $43.6 million, a 9% increase from the second quarter of 2017. Consolidated net product revenues were $38.8 million, representing a 1% decrease from the second quarter of 2017.
  • Consolidated net revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2018 were $85.6 million, an 18% increase from the comparable period of 2017.  Consolidated net product revenues for the first six months of 2018 were $77.1 million, representing a 9% increase over the first half of 2017.
  • Net molecular collection systems revenues were $17.2 million during the second quarter of 2018, which represents a 7% increase over the second quarter of 2017.  Net molecular collection systems revenues during the six months ended June 30, 2018 were $35.6 million, a 33% increase from the comparable period of 2017.
  • International sales of the Company’s OraQuick® HIV products of $7.4 million increased 265% compared to the second quarter of 2017. International sales of the Company’s OraQuick® HIV products of $13.1 million increased 180% compared to the first six months of 2017.  The increases in both periods were primarily the result of higher sales of the Company’s OraQuick® HIV Self-Test.
  • International sales of the Company’s OraQuick® HCV product of $1.5 million decreased 72% for the second quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter of 2017.  International sales of the Company’s OraQuick® HCV product of $2.1 million for the first six months of 2018 decreased 78% from the comparable period of 2017.  These declines were a result of the non-renewal of a foreign government supply contract in support of a countrywide HCV eradication program at the end of 2017.  This program contributed $4.1 million of sales during the second quarter of 2017 and $6.9 million during the first six months of 2017.
  • Consolidated net income for the second quarter of 2018 was $4.1 million, or $0.07 per share on a fully diluted basis, which compares to consolidated net income of $5.4 million, or $0.09 per share on a fully diluted basis, for the second quarter of 2017. Consolidated net income for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $2.0 million, or $0.03 per share on a fully diluted basis, which compares to consolidated net income of $17.9 million, or $0.30 per share on a fully diluted basis, for the comparable period of 2017.  Consolidated net income for the current quarter and year to date period included $2.2 million and $8.6 million, respectively, of transition costs associated with the retirement of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer and the hiring of their successors.  These transition costs approximated $0.04 and $0.14 per share, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2018, and primarily consisted of non-cash stock compensation charges. Consolidated net income for the six months ended June 30, 2017 included a $12.5 million gain related to the settlement of litigation against Ancestry.com DNA and its contract manufacturer.  This gain was accounted for as a reduction of operating expenses and approximated $0.16 per share on a fully diluted after-tax basis in that period.
  • Cash and investments totaled $181.2 million at June 30, 2018.

“Our financial results for the second quarter of 2018 exceeded expectations and continued the solid performance started in Q1,” said Dr. Stephen S. Tang, President and CEO of OraSure Technologies.  “Continued strong international sales of our HIV Self-Test and another strong quarter by our molecular collections business were the primary drivers of this performance.  We expect that our HIV Self-Test and molecular businesses will continue to be key growth contributors for the rest of 2018.”

Financial Results

Consolidated net product revenues for the second quarter of 2018 decreased 1% from the comparable period of 2017, primarily as a result of lower sales of the Company’s OraQuick® HCV and cryosurgical systems products and lower domestic sales of the professional OraQuick® HIV test, partially offset by higher international sales of the OraQuick® HIV Self-Test and higher sales of the Company’s molecular collections products.

Consolidated net product revenues for the first six months of 2018 increased 9% over the comparable period of 2017, primarily as a result of higher sales of the Company’s molecular collection systems products and higher international sales of the OraQuick® HIV Self-Test, partially offset by lower sales of the Company’s HCV product, lower domestic sales of the professional OraQuick® HIV test and lower sales of the Company’s cryosurgical systems products.

Sales of the OraQuick® HIV Self-Test for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 included $1.7 million and $2.7 million, respectively, of support payments under the Company’s charitable support agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (“Gates Foundation”).

Consolidated other revenues were $4.8 million and $1.0 million for the second quarter of 2018 and 2017, respectively. Consolidated other revenues were $8.5 million and $2.1 million for the first six months of 2018 and 2017, respectively.  Other revenues in the second quarter of 2018 included royalty income of $2.1 million associated with a litigation settlement agreement, Ebola and Zika-related funding received from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority (“BARDA”) of $1.9 million and cost reimbursement under the Company’s charitable support agreement with the Gates Foundation of $795,000, which is separate from the support payments mentioned above. Other revenues in the first six months of 2018 included royalty income from the litigation settlement of $3.7 million, BARDA funding of $3.5 million, and cost reimbursement from the Gates Foundation of $1.3 million. Other revenues in the second quarter and first six months of 2017 consisted only of BARDA funding.

Consolidated gross profit percentage was 59% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 63% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017. Gross profit percentage declined in both periods primarily due to an increase in lower profit percentage product sales partially offset by an increase in other revenues.

Consolidated operating expenses increased to $20.3 million during the second quarter of 2018 compared to $18.6 million in the second quarter of 2017. For the six months ended June 30, 2018, consolidated operating expenses were $45.3 million, an increase of $22.3 million from the $23.0 million reported for the six months ended June 30, 2017. The quarter increase was largely due to the inclusion of $2.2 million of retirement-related transition costs as discussed above and increased spending in research and development, partially offset by lower staffing costs.  The increase for the year to date period was largely due to the inclusion of $8.6 million of transition costs and higher spending on research and development and sales and marketing, partially offset by the absence of the $12.5 million litigation gain associated with the settlement of litigation against Ancestry.com DNA and its contract manufacturer that was included in the first half of 2017.  There was no similar gain recorded during the first half of 2018. 

The Company reported operating income of $5.6 million in the second quarter of 2018, compared to operating income of $6.9 million in the second quarter of 2017. Operating income for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $5.1 million compared $22.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

Income tax expense was $2.2 million during the second quarter of 2018 compared to $1.6 million recorded in the second quarter of 2017. Income tax expense was $4.2 million during the first six months of 2018 compared to $5.5 million during the first six months of 2017.  Income tax expense in 2018 reflects the higher pre-tax income generated by the Company’s Canadian subsidiary.  Income tax expense in the first six months of 2017 included the additional taxes due as a result of the $12.5 million litigation settlement gain.

The Company’s cash and investment balance totaled $181.2 million at June 30, 2018, compared to $176.6 million at December 31, 2017. For the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company generated $13.9 million in cash from operations.

Third Quarter 2018 Outlook

The Company expects consolidated net revenues to range from $44.0 million to $45.5 million and is projecting consolidated net income of $0.10 to $0.12 per share for the third quarter of 2018. 

Financial Data

Condensed Consolidated Financial Data
(In thousands, except per-share data)

Unaudited

    Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended  
    June 30,       June 30,  
    2018     2017       2018     2017  
Results of Operations                                  
Net revenues   $ 43,625     $ 40,176       $ 85,612     $ 72,722  
Cost of products sold     17,730       14,699         35,250       26,935  
Gross profit     25,895       25,477         50,362       45,787  
Operating expenses:                                  
Research and development     4,261       3,338         8,336       6,308  
Sales and marketing     7,429       7,502         14,928       14,379  
General and administrative     8,647       7,750         22,038       14,842  
Gain on litigation settlement                         (12,500 )
Total operating expenses     20,337       18,590         45,302       23,029  
Operating income     5,558       6,887         5,060       22,758  
Other income     736       96         1,148       563  
Income before income taxes     6,294       6,983         6,208       23,321  
Income tax expense     2,173       1,555         4,206       5,452  
Net income   $ 4,121     $ 5,428       $ 2,002     $ 17,869  
Earnings per share:                                  
Basic   $ 0.07     $ 0.09       $ 0.03     $ 0.31  
Diluted   $ 0.07     $ 0.09       $ 0.03     $ 0.30  
Weighted average shares:                                  
Basic     61,100       58,478         60,983       57,708  
Diluted     62,244       60,728         62,379       59,755  
                                   

Summary of Net Revenues by Market and Product (Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended June 30,    
    Dollars               Percentage of Total
Net Revenues
   
    2018     2017     %
Change
      2018       2017    
Market                                              
Infectious disease testing   $ 15,919     $ 16,663       (4 ) %     36   %     41   %
Risk assessment testing     3,315       3,238       2         8         8    
Cryosurgical systems     2,392       3,174       (25 )       6         8    
Molecular collection systems     17,192       16,057       7         39         40    
Net product revenues     38,818       39,132       (1 )       89         97    
Other     4,807       1,044       360         11         3    
Net revenues   $ 43,625     $ 40,176       9   %     100   %     100   %
                                               

    Six Months Ended June 30,    
    Dollars               Percentage of Total
Net Revenues
   
    2018     2017     %
Change
      2018       2017    
Market                                              
Infectious disease testing   $ 30,090     $ 31,245       (4 ) %     35   %     43   %
Risk assessment testing     6,316       6,368       (1 )       7         9    
Cryosurgical systems     5,177       6,237       (17 )       6         8    
Molecular collection systems     35,553       26,764       33         42         37    
Net product revenues     77,136       70,614       9         90         97    
Other     8,476       2,108       302         10         3    
Net revenues   $ 85,612     $ 72,722       18   %     100   %     100   %
                                               

    Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended    
    June 30,       June 30,    
    2018     2017     %
Change
      2018     2017     %
Change
   
OraQuick® Revenues                                                    
Domestic HIV   $ 3,881     $ 4,965       (22 ) %   $ 7,293     $ 8,779       (17 ) %
International HIV     7,397       2,025       265         13,067       4,669       180    
Domestic OTC HIV     1,308       1,894       (31 )       2,941       3,436       (14 )  
Net HIV revenues     12,586       8,884       42         23,301       16,884       38    
Domestic HCV     1,730       2,382       (27 )       3,358       4,091       (18 )  
International HCV     1,473       5,261       (72 )       2,138       9,664       (78 )  
Net HCV revenues     3,203       7,643       (58 )       5,496       13,755       (60 )  
Net product revenues   $ 15,789     $ 16,527       (4 ) %   $ 28,797     $ 30,639       (6 ) %
                                                     

    Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended    
    June 30,       June 30,    
    2018     2017     %
Change
      2018     2017     %
Change
   
Cryosurgical Systems Revenues                                                    
Domestic professional   $ 1,068     $ 1,445       (26 ) %   $ 1,943     $ 2,941       (34 ) %
International professional     264       243       9         413       373       11    
Domestic OTC     295       347       (15 )       584       632       (8 )  
International OTC     765       1,139       (33 )       2,237       2,291       (2 )  
Net product revenues   $ 2,392     $ 3,174       (25 ) %   $ 5,177     $ 6,237       (17 ) %
                                                     

    Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended    
    June 30,       June 30,    
    2018     2017     %
Change
      2018     2017     %
Change
   
Molecular Collection Systems Revenues                                                    
Commercial Genomics   $ 12,263     $ 12,815       (4 ) %   $ 26,519     $ 20,072       32   %
Academic Genomics     3,105       2,399       29         5,937       5,083       17    
Microbiome     1,824       843       116         3,097       1,609       92    
Net product revenues   $ 17,192     $ 16,057       7   %   $ 35,553     $ 26,764       33   %
                                                     

    Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended    
    June 30,       June 30,    
    2018     2017     %
Change
      2018     2017     %
Change
   
Other Revenues                                                    
Royalty income   $ 2,092     $     N/A       $ 3,694     $     N/A    
BARDA funding     1,920       1,044       84   %     3,458       2,108       64   %
Charitable support reimbursement     795           N/A         1,324           N/A    
Other revenues   $ 4,807     $ 1,044       360   %   $ 8,476     $ 2,108       302   %
                                                     

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

    June 30, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Assets                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 71,069     $ 72,869  
Short-term investments     74,269       83,028  
Accounts receivable, net     31,648       42,521  
Inventories     20,599       19,343  
Other current assets     4,637       4,144  
Property and equipment, net     23,946       21,372  
Intangible assets, net     6,622       8,223  
Goodwill     19,231       20,083  
Long-term investments     35,828       20,690  
Other non-current assets     4,513       3,928  
Total assets   $ 292,362     $ 296,201  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders Equity                
Accounts payable   $ 9,659     $ 10,228  
Deferred revenue     1,621       1,314  
Other current liabilities     9,837       20,695  
Other non-current liabilities     4,474       3,932  
Deferred income taxes     1,600       1,951  
Stockholders’ equity     265,171       258,081  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 292,362     $ 296,201  
                 

    Six Months Ended  
    June 30,  
Additional Financial Data  (Unaudited)   2018     2017  
Capital expenditures   $ 4,484     $ 1,567  
Depreciation and amortization   $ 3,746     $ 2,891  
Stock-based compensation   $ 11,262     $ 3,631  
Cash provided by operating activities   $ 13,928     $ 21,704  
                 

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast for analysts and investors to discuss the Company’s 2018 second quarter financial results, certain business developments and financial guidance for the third quarter of 2018, beginning today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). On the call will be Dr. Stephen S. Tang, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Roberto Cuca, Chief Financial Officer. The call will include prepared remarks by management and a question and answer session.

In order to listen to the conference call, please either dial 844-831-3030 (Domestic) or 315-625-6887 (International) and reference Conference ID #4795505 or go to OraSure Technologies’ web site, www.orasure.com, and click on the Investor Relations page. Please click on the webcast link and follow the prompts for registration and access 10 minutes prior to the call. A replay of the call will be archived on OraSure Technologies’ web site shortly after the call has ended and will be available for seven days. A replay of the call can also be accessed until midnight, August 15, 2018, by dialing 855-859-2056 (Domestic) or 404-537-3406 (International) and entering the Conference ID #4795505.

About OraSure Technologies

OraSure Technologies is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of point-of-care diagnostic and collection devices and other technologies designed to detect or diagnose critical medical conditions. Its first-to-market, innovative products include rapid tests for the detection of antibodies to HIV and HCV on the OraQuick® platform, oral fluid sample collection, stabilization and preparation products for molecular diagnostic applications, and oral fluid laboratory tests for detecting various drugs of abuse. OraSure’s portfolio of products is sold globally to various clinical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and other public health organizations, research and academic institutions, distributors, government agencies, physicians’ offices, commercial and industrial entities and consumers. The Company’s products enable healthcare providers to deliver critical information to patients, empowering them to make decisions to improve and protect their health.

Important Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including with respect to expected revenues and earnings/loss per share. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results. Known and unknown factors that could cause actual performance or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in these statements include, but are not limited to: ability to market and sell products, whether through our internal, direct sales force or third parties; ability to manufacture products in accordance with applicable specifications, performance standards and quality requirements; ability to obtain, and timing and cost of obtaining, necessary regulatory approvals for new products or new indications or applications for existing products; ability to comply with applicable regulatory requirements; ability to effectively resolve warning letters, audit observations and other findings or comments from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) or other regulators; changes in relationships, including disputes or disagreements, with strategic partners or other parties and reliance on strategic partners for the performance of critical activities under collaborative arrangements; ability to meet increased demand for the Company’s products; impact of significant customer concentration in the genomics business; impact of increased reliance on U.S. government contracts; failure of distributors or other customers to meet purchase forecasts, historic purchase levels or minimum purchase requirements for our products; impact of replacing distributors; inventory levels at distributors and other customers; ability of the Company to achieve its financial and strategic objectives and continue to increase its revenues, including the ability to expand international sales; ability to identify, complete, integrate and realize the full benefits of future acquisitions; impact of competitors, competing products and technology changes; impact of negative economic conditions; reduction or deferral of public funding available to customers; competition from new or better technology or lower cost products; ability to develop, commercialize and market new products; market acceptance of oral fluid testing, collection or other products; changes in market acceptance of products based on product performance or other factors, including changes in testing guidelines, algorithms or other recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) or other agencies; ability to fund research and development and other products and operations; ability to obtain and maintain new or existing product distribution channels; reliance on sole supply sources for critical products and components; availability of related products produced by third parties or products required for use of our products; ability to maintain sustained profitability; ability to utilize net operating loss carry forwards or other deferred tax assets; volatility of the Company’s stock price; uncertainty relating to patent protection and potential patent infringement claims; uncertainty and costs of litigation relating to patents and other intellectual property; availability of licenses to patents or other technology; ability to enter into international manufacturing agreements; obstacles to international marketing and manufacturing of products; ability to sell products internationally, including the impact of changes in international funding sources and testing algorithms; adverse movements in foreign currency exchange rates; loss or impairment of sources of capital; ability to meet financial covenants in credit agreements; ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; exposure to product liability and other types of litigation; changes in international, federal or state laws and regulations; customer consolidations and inventory practices; equipment failures and ability to obtain needed raw materials and components; the impact of terrorist attacks and civil unrest; and general political, business and economic conditions. These and other factors that could affect our results are discussed more fully in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings, including our registration statements, Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings with the SEC. Although forward-looking statements help to provide information about future prospects, readers should keep in mind that forward-looking statements may not be reliable. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and OraSure Technologies undertakes no duty to update these statements.

Company Contact:

Roberto Cuca
Chief Financial Officer
610-882-1820
Investorinfo@orasure.com
www.orasure.com 

 

 

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