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CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNMK), a leading provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.
“I'm proud of our many accomplishments in 2018, including driving global commercial ePlex adoption, expanding our ePlex test menu, and improving manufacturing cost and yield efficiencies,” said Hany Massarany, President and Chief Executive Officer. “With a highly experienced commercial team and expanded ePlex menu, this year we will remain focused on growing our market share and installed base of ePlex systems. We will also continue to implement additional manufacturing improvements which further drive cost efficiencies and help achieve our ePlex gross margin target of 60%-plus over the next two to three years.”
Fourth Quarter Financial Results
Revenue was $19.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 21% versus $16.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Gross profit was $5.3 million, or 27% of revenue, compared with $4.7 million, or 30% of revenue in the same period of 2017.
Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $15.9 million compared to $18.7 million in the same period of 2017. The decrease was largely due to reduced ePlex development expenses.
Loss per share was $0.21 for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to a $0.26 loss per share in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Full Year 2018 Financial Results
Revenue was $70.8 million in 2018, an increase of 35% versus $52.5 million in 2017. Gross profit was $19.5 million, or 28% of revenue, compared with $20.0 million, or 38% of revenue in the prior year.
Operating expenses for 2018 were $67.3 million compared to $79.5 million in 2017. The decrease was largely due to reduced ePlex development expenses.
Loss per share was $0.91 for 2018, compared to a $1.21 loss per share in 2017.
Cash and investments were $45.2 million as of December 31, 2018.
Guidance for Full Year 2019
GenMark expects total revenue for the full year 2019 to be in the range of $85 million to $90 million.
Global ePlex placements are expected to range from 170 to 190 net new analyzers with an annuity per analyzer of $135,000 to $145,000. The ePlex platform is expected to reach 75% of total 2019 revenue, representing 70% year-over-year growth in ePlex revenues.
Gross margin is expected to be in the 28% to 30% range and operating expenses are expected to be approximately $65 million to $70 million.
Cash usage is projected to decline year-over-year to $25 million to $30 million.
Webcast and Conference Call Information
GenMark will be hosting a conference call to discuss fourth quarter results in further detail on Thursday, February 21, 2019 starting at 4:30 p.m. ET. The conference call will be concurrently webcast. The link to the webcast will be available on the GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. website at www.genmarkdx.com under the investor relations section and will be archived for future reference. To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 312-5847 (US/Canada) or (253) 237-1154 (International) and use the conference ID number 8163576 approximately five minutes prior to the start time.
About GenMark Diagnostics
GenMark Diagnostics (NASDAQ: GNMK) is a leading provider of multiplex molecular diagnostic solutions designed to enhance patient care, improve key quality metrics, and reduce the total cost-of-care. Utilizing GenMark's proprietary eSensor® detection technology, GenMark's eSensor XT-8® and ePlex® systems are designed to support a broad range of molecular diagnostic tests with compact, easy-to-use workstations and self-contained, disposable test cartridges. GenMark’s ePlex: The True Sample-to-Answer Solution™ is designed to optimize laboratory efficiency and address a broad range of infectious disease testing needs, including respiratory, bloodstream, and gastrointestinal infections. For more information, visit www.genmarkdx.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding events, trends and business prospects, which may affect our future operating results and financial position. Such statements, including, but not limited to, those regarding our future financial performance, regulatory submissions and approvals, plans and objectives of management, and the timely and effective commercialization and clinical impact of our ePlex system, are all subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results and financial position to differ materially. Some of these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our ability to successfully commercialize our ePlex system and its related test menu in a timely manner, constraints or inefficiencies caused by unanticipated acceleration and deceleration of customer demand, our ability to successfully expand sales of our product offerings outside the United States, and third-party payor reimbursement to our customers, as well as other risks and uncertainties described under the “Risk Factors” in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events, trends or circumstances after the date they are made.
Investor Relations Contact
Lynn Pieper Lewis or Leigh Salvo
GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except par value)
|As of December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||36,286||$||26,754|
|Short-term marketable securities||8,882||45,236|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $75 and $2,754, respectively||11,534||10,676|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,483||2,216|
|Total current assets||68,429||95,831|
|Property and equipment, net||21,070||22,581|
|Intangible assets, net||2,023||2,624|
|Other long-term assets||701||505|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:|
|Current portion of long-term debt||—||7,927|
|Other current liabilities||3,043||3,226|
|Total current liabilities||20,287||27,743|
|Other noncurrent liabilities||109||241|
|Commitments and contingencies - See Note 7|
|Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 5,000 authorized, none issued||—||—|
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000 authorized; 56,240 and 55,066 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||6||6|
|Additional paid-in capital||500,344||487,525|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||80||9|
|Total stockholders’ equity||33,547||71,157|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||92,981||$||122,299|
GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended December 31,
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
|License and other revenue||53||75||278||259|
|Cost of revenue||14,106||11,287||51,278||32,514|
|Sales and marketing||5,813||5,584||21,777||20,557|
|General and administrative||4,147||4,651||17,545||16,205|
|Research and development||5,924||8,463||27,931||42,760|
|Total operating expenses||15,884||18,698||67,253||79,522|
|Loss from operations||(10,612||)||(13,963||)||(47,772||)||(59,517||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Other income (expense)||(143||)||22||(192||)||249|
|Total other income (expense)||(871||)||(541||)||(2,589||)||(2,232||)|
|Loss before provision for income taxes||(11,483||)||(14,504||)||(50,361||)||(61,749||)|
|Income tax expense||80||32||139||101|
|Net loss per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.21||)||$||(0.26||)||$||(0.91||)||$||(1.21||)|
|Weighted average number of shares outstanding basic and diluted||56,065||54,910||55,669||51,169|
|Other comprehensive loss|
|Other comprehensive income/(loss):|
|Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax||15||(229||)||44||(84||)|
|Net unrealized gains (losses) on marketable securities, net of tax||1||22||27||(2||)|
|Total other comprehensive income/(loss)||16||(207||)||71||(86||)|
|Total comprehensive loss||$||(11,547||)||$||(14,743||)||$||(50,429||)||$||(61,936||)|
GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
|Years ended December 31,|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||7,088||5,317||3,916|
|Net amortization/(accretion) of premiums/discounts on investments||(142||)||(39||)||89|
|Gain on sale of investment in preferred stock||—||—||(9||)|
|Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs||938||1,132||388|
|Provision for bad debt||23||14||13|
|Non-cash inventory adjustments||1,426||1,323||134|
|Other non-cash adjustments||15||(224||)||145|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||854||(599||)||(613||)|
|Other current and non-current liabilities||(289||)||(893||)||1,088|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(32,512||)||(53,422||)||(35,637||)|
|Payments for intellectual property licenses||—||(500||)||(1,500||)|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(2,575||)||(4,815||)||(7,000||)|
|Purchases of marketable securities||(29,778||)||(70,989||)||(33,688||)|
|Proceeds from sales of marketable securities||—||13,896||8,015|
|Maturities of marketable securities||66,300||37,500||10,050|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||33,947||(24,908||)||(24,123||)|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||1,061||87,267||30,920|
|Costs incurred in conjunction with public offering||—||(5,469||)||(1,143||)|
|Principal repayment of borrowings||(92||)||(7,848||)||(40||)|
|Proceeds from borrowings||7,098||15,000||10,000|
|Costs associated with debt issuance||(20||)||(187||)||(90||)|
|Proceeds from stock option exercises||22||287||712|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||8,069||89,050||40,359|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash||28||75||(25||)|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||9,532||10,795||(19,426||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year||27,512||16,717||36,143|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of year||$||37,044||$||27,512||$||16,717|
|Non-cash investing and financing activities:|
|Transfer of systems from property and equipment into inventory||$||1,689||$||4,885||$||263|
|Property and equipment costs incurred but not paid included in accounts payable||$||372||$||227||$||1,159|
|Supplemental cash flow information:|
|Cash paid for interest||$||2,028||$||1,643||$||1,130|
|Cash paid for income taxes, net||$||165||$||61||$||65|