NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYRX) (NASDAQ: CYRXW) ("Cryoport"), a global leader in life sciences solutions, today announced financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020.
"We reported revenue of $9.8 million for the First Quarter of 2020, an increase of 47% from the First Quarter of 2019," said Jerrell Shelton, Chief Executive Officer of Cryoport. "This was driven largely by record revenue from our commercial agreements supporting Gilead's YESCARTA® and Novartis' KYMRIAH® which contributed $2.9 million to the First Quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 110% compared with the First Quarter of 2019. In the first quarter, we experienced minimal disruption of our commercial portfolio resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and are working closely with our partners to ensure eligible patients continue to have access to these life-saving therapies.
"In April, Gilead's Kite Pharma renewed its agreement with Cryoport, which cover its entire portfolio of therapies in development as well as YESCARTA®. The ongoing rollouts of both YESCARTA® and KYMRIAH® to patients in the Americas, EMEA and APAC are expected to drive a continued ramp in activity related to our agreements supporting these commercial products. Revenue from our agreement with bluebird bio to support its commercial launch of ZYNTEGLO™ is expected to commence in the second half of 2020."
"Our revenue growth in the First Quarter was also attributable to Cryogene, our Houston based Bioservices operation, which contributed revenue of $1.3 million. Cryogene specializes in the long-term secure storage of biological specimens, materials and samples for research purposes and is expected to continue to operate with some, but relatively minimal, impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We are very pleased to report strong clinical trial growth for the quarter as we added a net total of 29 clinical trials, bringing the total number of clinical trials supported by Cryoport to a record 465.
"As providers of mission-critical logistics solutions to the healthcare industry, we are actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and continue to operate our Global Logistics Center Network with minimal impact on our ability to conduct day-to-day operations for our life sciences clients. While a meaningful number of the clinical trials we support have been suspended temporarily, none of these trials, to our knowledge, have been terminated as a result of COVID-19. These suspensions did impact our clinical trial revenue in late First Quarter and that impact continues into the Second Quarter of 2020. For trials that are ongoing, we are supporting our clients' needs effectively and with business continuity plans in place to limit disruption and minimize any potential risk to our employees. We believe the structural shift that is underway in the biopharma market toward large-molecule treatments plays to our strengths as these therapies require much more rigorous, specialized and temperature sensitive logistics and storage solutions that meet exacting requirements. We think these requirements and our ever-increasing competency in tailored information technology will ensure the continued medium- and long-term expansion of our business despite the near-term headwinds we are experiencing from COVID-19.
Two Cryoport supported therapies filed for commercial approval during the First Quarter of 2020, and a third filed subsequent to the quarter end. We continue to expect a further six Cryoport supported MAA's and BLA's to be filed in 2020, based on internal information and forecasts from the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, although the timing of some of these may be impacted by COVID-19.
"We are the life sciences industry leader in temperature-controlled logistics and biostorage of life-saving advanced cell and gene therapies, vaccines and other fragile and high value commodities, providing essential and highly specialized solutions to the Biopharma market. With research into COVID-19 moving at a relatively rapid pace, we have been selected to support six clinical trials for potential COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. We are proud to use our expertise to contribute to the fight against the spread of COVID-19 and are working closely with our clients to assure the security of their products as they advance the trials of these much-needed therapies.
"The Reproductive Medicine market was impacted by COVID-19 imposed restrictions and, consequently, for the First Quarter of 2020 contributed revenue of $0.8 million. Upon the lifting of these restrictions, we will resume our services and believe we will be well-positioned to drive revenue growth in this market. One example that gives us confidence is our new multi-year agreement with Inception Fertility, LLC, a Houston-based company which operates The Prelude Network, the largest and fastest growing network of fertility centers in the United States.
Mr. Shelton concluded by saying, "Our strong balance sheet and liquidity position, along with long-term agreements with an exceptionally loyal client base and successfully implemented business mitigation plans, gives us confidence in our ability to navigate the uncertainties caused by the pandemic. We are confident in our future and continue to execute on our plans to support the anticipated expansion in demand for our cutting-edge supply chain solutions. This entails building out our infrastructure, including software, competencies, and further expanding our Global Supply Chain Network, with new Global Supply Chain Centers in Morris Plains, New Jersey and Houston, Texas. We also continue to evaluate potential M&A opportunities that are complementary, accretive and expand our solutions offerings and total addressable market."
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Biopharma revenue increased by 33% in the three-months ended March 31, 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
Commercial revenue increased $1.5 million, or 110%, to $2.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, as compared to $1.4 million for the same period in 2019.
Cryoport is now supporting a net total of 465 clinical trials as of March 31, 2020 compared with 383 as of March 31, 2019. The number of trials in Phase III grew to 62, compared with 49 as of March 31, 2019. Of the 465 total trials Cryoport supports, 384 are in the Americas, 65 in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and 16 in APAC (Asia Pacific). This compares to 338 in the Americas and 45 in EMEA as of March 31, 2019.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.'s subsidiary, Kite Pharma ("Kite"), renewed its agreement with Cryoport for an additional three years with evergreen provisions. The agreement covers all therapies in Kite's portfolio, including the continued commercial rollout of its lead chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for the treatment of aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, YESCARTA®, all ongoing clinical programs as well as any new commercial product launches.
Selected by Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBMG), a developer of proprietary cell therapies for the treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases, to support two of its immuno-oncology and stem cell clinical trials in China.
Animal Health revenue remained flat at $0.2 million for both the three months ended March 31, 2020 and the three-months ended March 31, 2019; however, we are building a strong pipeline of potential clients and expect to grow Animal Health revenue in 2020.
As a result of the impact of COVID-19, Reproductive Medicine revenue remained relatively flat at $0.8 million for both the three months ended March 31, 2020 and the three months ended March 31, 2019.
Cryoport entered into a multi-year agreement with Inception Fertility, LLC, a Houston-based company which operates The Prelude Network, the largest and fastest growing network of fertility centers in the United States.
Bioservices revenue was $1.3 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 resulting from the acquisition of Cryogene consummated in May 2019.
Revenue increased 47% to $9.8 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, compared with the same period in the prior year.
Excluding revenue from the Cryogene acquisition in May of 2019, revenue grew 28% for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, compared with the same period in the prior year.
Gross margin for the three-months ended March 31, 2020 was 54%, compared to 52% for the same period in the prior year.
Operating costs and expenses increased by $3.2 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, compared to the same period in the prior year, as a result of continued investments in software development, which will provide a platform for continuing the scaling of our business; engineering initiatives, which includes the development of revolutionary packaging and monitoring and communications resources and the build out competencies in support of advancing our infrastructure and the growing demand for Cryoport's solutions.
Adjusted EBITDA for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 was ($1.7 million), compared with ($0.4 million) in the same period in the prior year.
Net loss for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 was $3.9 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.4 million, or $0.08 per share in the same period in 2019.
Cryoport reported $97.4 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments as of March 31, 2020, compared with $94.3 million as of December 31, 2019.
Further information on Cryoport's financial results is included on the attached condensed consolidated balance sheets and statements of operations, and additional explanations of Cryoport's financial performance are provided in Cryoport's annual report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2020, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on or about May 8, 2020. The full report will be available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Relations section of Cryoport's website at www.cryoport.com.
Earnings Conference Call Information
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: A document titled "Cryoport First Quarter 2020 in Review", providing a review of Cryoport's recent financial and operational performance and a general business update, will be issued at 4:05 pm ET on Thursday, May 7, 2020. The document is designed to be read by investors before the questions and answers conference call and can be accessed at http://ir.cryoport.com/events-and-presentations.
Cryoport management will host a conference call at 5:00 pm ET on May 7, 2020. The conference call will be in the format of a questions and answers session and will address any queries investors have regarding the Company's reported results.
'Investor Relations' section at www.cryoport.com or at this link. Please allow 10 minutes prior to the call to visit this site to download and install any necessary audio software.
Questions and answers will be recorded and available approximately three hours after completion of the live event on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.cryoport.comfor a limited time. To access the replay of the questions and answers, please follow this link. A dial-in replay of the call will also be available, to those interested, until May 14, 2020. To access the replay, dial +1 (844) 512-2921 (United States) or +1 (412) 317-6671 (International) and enter replay pin number: 10009027.
About Cryoport, Inc.
Cryoport, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYRX) is redefining logistics for the life sciences industry by providing a platform of temperature-controlled solutions, serving the Biopharma, Reproductive Medicine, and Animal Health markets. Our mission is to support life and health on earth by providing reliable and comprehensive solutions for the life sciences industry through our advanced technologies, Global Supply Chain Network and dedicated scientists, technicians and supporting team of professionals. Through its purpose-built, proprietary Cryoport Express® Shippers; Cryoportal® information technology; validated Global Logistics Centers; smart and sustainable temperature-controlled logistics; and biostorage/biobanking services, Cryoport serves clients in life sciences research, clinical trials, and product commercialization. We support life-saving advanced cell and gene therapies and deliver vaccines, protein producing materials, and IVF materials in over 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.cryoport.com or follow @cryoport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cryoport for live updates.
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Statements in this news release which are not purely historical, including statements regarding Cryoport, Inc.'s intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. It is important to note that the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in any such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with the effect of changing economic conditions, trends in the products markets, variations in the Company's cash flow, market acceptance risks, and technical development risks. The Company's business could be affected by a number of other factors, including the risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports including, but not limited to, the Company's 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the SEC. The Company cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Cryoport, Inc. disclaims any obligation, and does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release.
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