Cepheid Reports 2015 Second Quarter Results

Commercial Clinical Grows 24%

Jul 23, 2015, 16:03 ET from Cepheid


SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today reported revenue for the second quarter of 2015 of $132.5 million, representing growth of 14% from $116.5 million for the second quarter of 2014.  Net loss was $(16.7) million, or $(0.23) per share, which compares to net loss of $(9.8) million, or $(0.14) per share, in the second quarter of 2014. 

Excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of debt discount and transaction costs, and amortization of purchased intangible assets, non-GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2015 was $(4.5) million, or $(0.06) per share.  This compares to non-GAAP net income of $2.3 million, or $0.03 per share, in the second quarter of 2014.

"Our Commercial Clinical business once again demonstrated growth in excess of 20% year-over-year with continued adoption of our GeneXpert® system and Xpert® family of tests," said John Bishop, Cepheid's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "With our menu of highly accurate Xpert tests now spanning healthcare associated infections, critical infectious disease, sexual health and virology, we are seeing building momentum in both our North American and International Commercial Operations."

Continued Bishop, "While our HBDC business continues to be variable, demand for our Xpert MTB/RIF test was at a record high in the second quarter reflecting ongoing solid adoption and continued use of the GeneXpert system in the global fight against tuberculosis.   We believe that this further highlights that Cepheid is uniquely enabling  customers of all sizes and in all locations to consolidate molecular testing on the most efficient and easy-to-use platform available."

Operational Overview

  • Total revenue was, in millions:

Three Months Ended June 30,

2015

2014

Change

Clinical Systems

$    21.8

$    28.3

-23%

Clinical Reagents

103.2

83.0

24%

    Total Clinical 

125.0

111.3

12%

Non-Clinical & Other

7.5

5.2

45%

Total Revenue

$  132.5

$  116.5

14%

  • By geography, total revenue was, in millions:

Three Months Ended June 30,

2015

2014

Change

North America

     Clinical

$    69.1

$    57.7

20%

     Non-Clinical & Other

7.1

3.9

82%

Total North America

76.2

61.6

24%

International

     Clinical

55.9

53.7

4%

     Non-Clinical & Other

0.4

1.2

-73%

Total International

56.3

54.9

2%

Total Revenue

$  132.5

$  116.5

14%

  • Commercial Clinical sales were $100.8 million and sales to High Burden Developing Countries (HBDC) were $24.2 million.
  • During the quarter, Cepheid installed a total of 270 GeneXpert systems in its commercial Clinical business. Additionally, the Company placed a total of 312 GeneXpert systems as part of its HBDC program. Including HBDC sales, a cumulative total of 8,903 GeneXpert systems have been placed worldwide as of June 30, 2015.
  • GAAP gross margin on sales was 48% and non-GAAP gross margin on sales was 49%, which compares to 49% and 50%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2014.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $379.6 million as of June 30, 2015.
  • DSO was 53 days.

Business Outlook

For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, the Company now expects:

  • Total revenue to be in the range of $544 to $553 million;
  • Net loss in the range of $(0.51) to $(0.47) per share;
  • Non-GAAP net income in the range of $0.25 to $0.29 per share.

Expected non-GAAP net income excludes approximately $39 million related to stock-based compensation expense, approximately $10 million related to the amortization of debt discount and transaction costs, and approximately $6 million related to the amortization of purchased intangible assets.  The fully diluted share count for the year is expected to be approximately 72 million in the case of a net loss, and approximately 75 million shares in the case of net income.

The following table reconciles net income (loss) per share to the non-GAAP net income per share range:

Guidance Range for Year

Ending December 31, 2015

Low 

High

Net Loss Per Share

$            (0.51)

$              (0.47)

   Stock-Based Compensation Expense

0.54

0.54

   Amortization of Debt Discount and Transaction Costs

0.14

0.14

   Amortization of Purchased Intangible Assets

0.08

0.08

Non-GAAP Measure of Net Income Per Share

$               0.25

$                0.29

Accessing Cepheid's 2015 Second Quarter Results Conference Call

The Company will host a management presentation at 2 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, July 23, 2015, to discuss the results.  To access the live webcast, please visit Cepheid's website at http://ir.cepheid.com at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to download any necessary audio or plug-in software.  A replay of the webcast will be available shortly following the call and will remain available for at least 90 days.

Summary of Management Presentation

In conjunction with today's press release, the Company is making a summary of the management presentation immediately available at http://ir.cepheid.com

About Cepheid

Based in Sunnyvale, California, Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests.  By automating highly complex and time-consuming manual procedures, the Company's solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to perform sophisticated genetic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases.  Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the Company is focusing on those applications where accurate, rapid, and actionable test results are needed most, such as managing infectious diseases and cancer. For more information, visit http://www.cepheid.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

The Company has supplemented its reported GAAP financial information with non-GAAP measures that do not include stock-based compensation expense, amortization of purchased intangible assets, amortization of debt discount and transaction costs.  The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.   The Company's management uses the non-GAAP information internally to evaluate its ongoing business, continuing operational performance and cash requirements, and believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors as they provide a basis for evaluating the Company's cash requirements and additional insight into the underlying operating results and the Company's ongoing performance in the ordinary course of its operations.

These non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.  In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles.  The Company believes that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with its results of operations as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate the Company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

As described above, the Company excludes the following items from one or more of its non-GAAP measures when applicable:

Stock-based Compensation Expense. This consists primarily of expenses for stock options and restricted stock under ASC 718 (formerly SFAS 123(R)).  The Company excludes stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP measures primarily because it is a non-cash expense that the Company does not believe is reflective of ongoing operating results in the period incurred.  Further, as the Company applies ASC 718, it believes that it is useful to investors to understand the impact of the application of ASC 718 on its results of operations.

Amortization of Debt Discount and Transaction Costs.  The Company incurs amortization of debt discount and transaction costs in connection with the Convertible Senior Notes issued in February 2014.  The Company excludes these amounts because these expenses are not reflective of ongoing operating results in the period incurred.  These amounts arise from the Company's issuance of debt and have no direct correlation to the operation of the Company's business.

Amortization of Purchased Intangible Assets.  The Company incurs amortization of purchased intangible assets in connection with acquisitions.  The Company excludes these amounts because these expenses are not reflective of ongoing operating results in the period incurred.  These amounts arise from the Company's prior acquisitions and have no direct correlation to the operation of the Company's business.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not purely historical regarding Cepheid's or its management's intentions, beliefs, expectations and strategies for the future, including those relating to the scale and sustainability of future growth, future revenues and future net loss/income and profitability, including on a non-GAAP basis, strategic investments, platform features, the breadth and speed of test menu expansion, geographic expansion and market segment expansion.  Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from the Company's current expectations.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as those relating to: our success in increasing commercial and HBDC sales and the effectiveness of our sales personnel; the relative mix of commercial and HBDC sales; the performance and market acceptance of new products; sufficient customer demand, customer confidence in product availability and available customer budgets for our customers; our ability to develop new products, complete clinical trials successfully and obtain regulatory clearances in a timely manner for new products; uncertainties related to the FDA regulatory and international regulatory processes; the level of testing at clinical customer sites, including for Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs); the Company's ability to successfully introduce and sell products in clinical markets other than HAIs; long sales cycles and variability in systems placements and reagent pull-through in the Company's HBDC program;  the rate of environmental biothreat testing conducted by the USPS, which will affect the amount of consumable products sold to the USPS; unforeseen supply, development and manufacturing problems; our ability to manage our inventory levels; our ability to successfully complete and bring on additional manufacturing lines; the potential need for additional intellectual property licenses for tests and other products and the terms of such licenses; the Company's reliance on distributors in some regions to market, sell and support its products; the occurrence of unforeseen expenditures, acquisitions or other transactions; costs associated with litigation; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the Company's ability to manage geographically-dispersed operations; and underlying market conditions worldwide.  Readers should also refer to the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Cepheid's Annual Report on Form 10-K, its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and its other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

All forward-looking statements and reasons why results might differ included in this release are made as of the date of this press release, based on information currently available to Cepheid, and Cepheid assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement or reasons why results might differ.

CONTACT:

For Media & Investor Inquiries:

Jacquie Ross, CFA

Tel: (408) 400 8329

corporate.communications@cepheid.com

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

 

CEPHEID

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Revenue

$     132,475

$     116,503

$     265,112

$     223,410

Costs and operating expenses:

Cost of sales 

69,377

59,568

130,578

112,651

Collaboration profit sharing 

1,326

649

2,593

1,940

Research and development

28,092

23,998

52,078

45,738

Sales and marketing

28,078

23,502

54,014

46,960

General and administrative

16,352

14,340

31,994

28,007

Total costs and operating expenses 

143,225

122,057

271,257

235,296

Loss from operations 

(10,750)

(5,554)

(6,145)

(11,886)

Other income (expense):

Interest income

416

306

789

459

Interest expense

(3,646)

(3,500)

(7,250)

(5,363)

Foreign currency exchange loss and other, net

(1,496)

(176)

(2,440)

(757)

Other expense, net

(4,726)

(3,370)

(8,901)

(5,661)

Loss before income taxes

(15,476)

(8,924)

(15,046)

(17,547)

Provision for income taxes

(1,254)

(919)

(778)

(1,599)

Net loss

$     (16,730)

$       (9,843)

$     (15,824)

$     (19,146)

Basic net loss per share 

$         (0.23)

$         (0.14)

$         (0.22)

$         (0.27)

Diluted net loss per share 

$         (0.23)

$         (0.14)

$         (0.22)

$         (0.27)

Shares used in computing basic net loss per share 

71,861

69,968

71,563

69,622

Shares used in computing diluted net loss per share 

71,861

69,968

71,563

69,622

 

CEPHEID

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

 (unaudited)

 June 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

ASSETS

Current assets:

 Cash and cash equivalents

$           110,569

$            96,663

 Short-term investments

189,375

196,729

 Accounts receivable, net

77,758

68,809

 Inventory, net

142,050

132,635

 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

28,596

24,274

Total current assets

548,348

519,110

Property and equipment, net

120,226

115,765

Investments

79,665

79,731

Other non-current assets

7,776

7,847

Intangible assets, net

28,180

31,440

Goodwill

39,681

39,681

Total assets

$           823,876

$          793,574

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

 Accounts payable 

$             60,700

$            50,435

 Accrued compensation 

31,245

33,760

 Accrued royalties 

5,309

5,443

 Accrued and other liabilities 

30,815

34,761

 Current portion of deferred revenue

13,722

13,447

Total current liabilities 

141,791

137,846

Long-term portion of deferred revenue

5,248

4,532

Convertible senior notes, net

282,979

278,213

Other liabilities

19,376

18,768

Total liabilities

449,394

439,359

Shareholders' equity:

 Common stock

443,209

422,151

 Additional paid-in capital 

241,528

225,529

 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes

(719)

247

 Accumulated deficit 

(309,536)

(293,712)

Total shareholders' equity 

374,482

354,215

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 

$           823,876

$          793,574

 

 CEPHEID

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

 (unaudited)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2015

2014

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net loss

$      (15,824)

$      (19,146)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment

13,435

10,340

Amortization of intangible assets 

3,334

1,841

Unrealized foreign exchange differences

1,338

122

Amortization of debt discount and transaction costs

5,044

3,642

Impairment of acquired intangible assets, licenses, property and equipment

224

-

Stock-based compensation expense

15,799

15,930

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation expense

(53)

-

Loss on the disposal of property, equipment and intangible assets

28

-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable 

(8,949)

(3,167)

Inventory, net 

(9,267)

(19,809)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

(5,151)

(5,867)

Other non-current assets

(207)

(42)

Accounts payable and other current and non-current liabilities

9,695

1,916

Accrued compensation 

(2,514)

2,821

Deferred revenue 

991

2,864

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 

7,923

(8,555)

Cash flows from investing activities:

Capital expenditures 

(19,308)

(25,745)

Cost of acquisitions, net

(3,000)

-

Proceeds from sale of equipment and an intangible asset

834

-

Proceeds from sales of marketable securities and investments

44,873

67,739

Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities and investments

118,497

21,326

Purchases of marketable securities and investments

(156,401)

(334,800)

Transfer from restricted cash

1,328

-

Net cash used in investing activities 

(13,177)

(271,480)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Net proceeds from the issuance of common shares and exercise of stock options

20,592

24,498

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation expense

53

-

Proceeds from borrowings of convertible senior notes, net of issuance costs

-

335,789

Purchase of convertible note capped call hedge

-

(25,082)

Principal payment of notes payable

(80)

(95)

Net cash provided by financing activities 

20,565

335,110

Effect of foreign exchange rate change on cash and cash equivalents

(1,405)

(166)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 

13,906

54,909

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 

96,663

66,072

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$      110,569

$      120,981

 

CEPHEID

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Total Revenues

$      132,475

$       116,503

$       265,112

$      223,410

Cost of sales

$        69,377

$         59,568

$       130,578

$      112,651

  Stock-based compensation expense

(1,008)

(1,473)

(2,048)

(1,854)

  Amortization of purchased intangible assets

(1,024)

(223)

(2,048)

(446)

Non-GAAP measure of cost of sales

$        67,345

$         57,872

$       126,482

$      110,351

Gross margin on revenue per GAAP

48%

49%

51%

50%

Gross margin on revenue per Non-GAAP

49%

50%

52%

51%

Operating expenses

$        72,522

$         61,840

$       138,086

$      120,705

  Stock-based compensation expense

(7,262)

(7,675)

(13,779)

(14,076)

  Amortization of purchased intangible assets

(382)

(432)

(766)

(861)

Non-GAAP measure of operating expenses

$        64,878

$         53,733

$       123,541

$      105,768

Loss from operations

$      (10,750)

$         (5,554)

$         (6,145)

$      (11,886)

  Stock-based compensation expense

8,270

9,148

15,827

15,930

  Amortization of purchased intangible assets

1,406

655

2,814

1,307

Non-GAAP measure of income (loss) from operations

$        (1,074)

$           4,249

$         12,496

$          5,351

Net loss

$      (16,730)

$         (9,843)

$       (15,824)

$      (19,146)

  Stock-based compensation expense

8,270

9,148

15,827

15,930

  Amortization of debt discount and transaction cost

2,542

2,385

5,044

3,642

  Amortization of purchased intangible assets

1,406

655

2,814

1,307

Non-GAAP measure of net income (loss)

$        (4,512)

$           2,345

$           7,861

$          1,733

Basic net loss per share

$          (0.23)

$           (0.14)

$           (0.22)

$          (0.27)

  Stock-based compensation expense

0.12

0.13

0.23

0.22

  Amortization of debt discount and transaction cost

0.03

0.03

0.06

0.05

  Amortization of purchased intangible assets

0.02

0.01

0.04

0.02

Non-GAAP measure of net income (loss) per share

$          (0.06)

$             0.03

$             0.11

$            0.02

Diluted net loss per share

$          (0.23)

$           (0.14)

$           (0.22)

$          (0.27)

  Stock-based compensation expense

0.12

0.13

0.23

0.22

  Amortization of debt discount and transaction cost

0.03

0.03

0.06

0.05

  Amortization of purchased intangible assets

0.02

0.01

0.04

0.02

Non-GAAP measure of net income (loss) per share

$          (0.06)

$             0.03

$             0.11

$            0.02

Shares used in computing basic net income (loss) per share

71,861

69,968

71,563

69,622

Shares used in computing Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share

71,861

72,707

74,330

72,721

 

SOURCE Cepheid



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