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CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNMK), a leading provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.
“In the second quarter, we delivered strong commercial results and increased operational efficiency, while also continuing to advance innovation and future product development. The significant revenue growth and installed base expansion of our ePlex system, underscored its continued strong adoption across a wide range of healthcare settings in the marketplace. Furthermore, we made excellent progress driving manufacturing efficiencies in the quarter. Once again, we saw strong improvement in ePlex gross margin, giving us further confidence that we can reach our overall gross margin target of 60%-plus over the next 2-3 years,” said Hany Massarany, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I believe that the combination of our ePlex platform, its differentiated test menu and broad market adoption, together with the continued strong execution of our commercial teams, signal a very exciting inflection point in our business with a long runway for future growth.”
Second Quarter Financial Results
Revenue was $18.4 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 23% versus $14.9 million in the second quarter of 2018. Gross profit was $6.6 million, or 36% of revenue, compared with $4.4 million, or 30% of revenue in the same period of 2018.
Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2019 were $18.5 million compared to $20.2 million in the same period of 2018. The decrease was largely due to reduced development expenses related to the completion of the ePlex BCID clinical studies, partially offset by increased investment in the commercial function to support the BCID launch. Expense in the quarter also included investment in R&D to support key technology and product improvement initiatives, primarily attributable to the cost of ePlex consumables required to support these projects.
Loss per share was $0.23 for the second quarter of 2019, compared to a $0.30 loss per share in the second quarter of 2018.
Cash and investments were $41.4 million as of June 30, 2019.
Updated Guidance for Full Year 2019
GenMark continues to expect total revenue for the full year 2019 to be in the range of $85 million to $90 million.
The Company also reiterated 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.
Gross margin is now expected to be in the 31% to 33% range compared to prior guidance of 28% to 30%. The Company continues to expect operating expenses to be approximately $65 million to $70 million.
Cash usage continues to be projected in the range of $25 million to $30 million.
Webcast and Conference Call Information
GenMark will be hosting a conference call to discuss second quarter results in further detail on Monday, August 5, 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 7472679 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 the Company’s future operating results and financial position. Such statements, including, but not limited to, those regarding its future financial performance, achievement of profitability targets, plans and objectives of management, and the timely and effective commercialization and clinical impact of the Company’s ePlex system, are all subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and financial position to differ materially. Some of these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, GenMark’s 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, the Company’s ability to successfully expand sales of its product offerings outside the United States, and third-party payor reimbursement to its customers, as well as other risks and uncertainties described under the “Risk Factors” in GenMark’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events, trends or circumstances after the date they are made.
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GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except par value)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||23,733||$||36,286|
|Short-term marketable securities||17,627||8,882|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $107 and $75, respectively||6,756||11,534|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||2,085||1,483|
|Total current assets||60,113||68,429|
|Property and equipment, net||18,927||21,070|
|Intangible assets, net||1,727||2,023|
|Noncurrent operating lease right-of-use assets||4,883||—|
|Other long-term assets||766||701|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:|
|Current operating lease liability||1,815||—|
|Other current liabilities||2,167||3,043|
|Total current liabilities||17,721||20,287|
|Noncurrent operating lease liability||6,339||—|
|Other noncurrent liabilities||62||109|
|Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 5,000 authorized, none issued||—||—|
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000 authorized; 57,430 and 56,240 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||6||6|
|Additional paid-in capital||506,949||500,344|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||97||80|
|Total stockholders’ equity||14,781||33,547|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||87,174||$||92,981|
GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(In thousands, except per share data)
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|License and other revenue||154||74||316||143|
|Cost of revenue||11,801||10,527||27,471||27,007|
|Sales and marketing||5,803||5,187||11,712||10,589|
|General and administrative||4,931||4,547||9,452||8,680|
|Research and development||7,749||10,482||14,092||15,902|
|Total operating expenses||18,483||20,216||35,256||35,171|
|Loss from operations||(11,910||)||(15,802||)||(22,820||)||(26,592||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Other income (expense)||(4||)||(90||)||(15||)||(102||)|
|Total other income (expense)||(1,353||)||(685||)||(2,507||)||(1,298||)|
|Loss before provision for income taxes||(13,263||)||(16,487||)||(25,327||)||(27,890||)|
|Income tax expense||45||34||61||54|
|Net loss per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.23||)||$||(0.30||)||$||(0.45||)||$||(0.50||)|
|Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic and diluted||57,171||55,547||56,878||55,377|
|Other comprehensive loss:|
|Other comprehensive income/(loss):|
|Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax||15||(14||)||9||20|
|Net unrealized gains on marketable securities, net of tax||6||15||8||23|
|Total other comprehensive income||21||1||17||43|
|Total comprehensive loss||$||(13,287||)||$||(16,520||)||$||(25,371||)||$||(27,901||)|
GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Six Months Ended
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||3,616||3,507|
|Net amortization/(accretion) of premiums/discounts on investments||(98||)||(78||)|
|Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs||816||583|
|Provision for bad debt||46||34|
|Non-cash inventory adjustments||897||809|
|Other non-cash adjustments||125||(13||)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||(784||)||340|
|Other current and non-current liabilities||(257||)||(622||)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(15,616||)||(16,437||)|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(467||)||(924||)|
|Purchases of marketable securities||(19,440||)||(23,622||)|
|Maturities of marketable securities||10,800||42,600|
|Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities||(9,107||)||18,054|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||464||535|
|Principal repayment of borrowings||(35,140||)||(45||)|
|Proceeds from borrowings||50,000||—|
|Payments associated with debt issuance||(3,588||)||(20||)|
|Proceeds from stock option exercises||432||22|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||12,168||492|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash||2||28|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash||(12,553||)||2,137|
|Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of year||37,044||27,512|
|Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period||$||24,491||$||29,649|
|Non-cash investing and financing activities:|
|Transfer of systems to property and equipment from inventory||$||822||$||956|
|Property and equipment included in accounts payable||$||18||$||168|
|Supplemental cash flow information:|
|Cash paid for income taxes, net||$||104||$||113|
|Cash paid for interest||$||1,837||$||1,003|