AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX) today announced results for its fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2019.
All amounts in this release are in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").
Total revenue for the fourth quarter of $90.5M, a 12% increase over Q4 2018.
Total revenue for the year of $334.6M, up 6% over 2018; and up 19% without consideration of LabCorp revenue and including the effect of the Flow Cytometry acquisition.
Income and cash flow from operations in the fourth quarter increased to $3.0M and $5.3M, respectively.
Submitted VERIGENE® II Gastrointestinal Flex Assay to the FDA in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Expect to submit VERIGENE® II Respiratory Flex Assay to the FDA in the first quarter of 2020.
"Our successful transformation continues. We delivered a strong fourth quarter by growing revenues both sequentially and year-over-year, with a return to profitability," said Nachum "Homi" Shamir, President & CEO. "I am very pleased with the significant progress we are making. Looking forward, exciting new products with unique features and the effective execution we have shown with our current portfolio support a return to accelerated organic growth. We are well positioned to achieve our target of $500M of annual organic revenue, profitability, and strong positive cash flow in the next few years."
RESULTS AND REVENUE SUMMARY FOR FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2019
Tools (Flow Cytometry + Licensed Technologies Group) revenue 5% lower in Q4 2019, but up 2% in full-year 2019 vs. 2018.
Flow Cytometry revenue up 2% to $12.0M in Q4 and up 11% to $45.2M in full-year 2019 vs. 2018, respectively.
Licensed Technologies Group revenue 7% lower to $38.6M in Q4 and unchanged at $149.0M in full-year 2019 vs. 2018, respectively. Consumable revenue was impacted by the timing of purchases. End user sales of our technology and royalty revenue increased 12% and 8% in full-year 2019 vs. 2018, respectively.
Total Molecular Diagnostic (MDx) revenue unchanged at $38.8M in Q4 2019, and 16% lower to $136.7M in full-year 2019 vs. 2018, primarily driven by the departure of certain sales to LabCorp, which impacted full-year 2019 by $32M.
MDx revenue up 1% and up 4% in Q4 and full-year 2019 vs. 2018, respectively, without consideration of LabCorp revenue. The growth, absent the LabCorp effect, was primarily attributable to increases in sample to answer portfolio revenue.
Molecular sample-to-answer portfolio revenue up 15% to $21.0M in Q4 2019 and up 21% to $75.7M in full-year 2019 vs. 2018.
Consolidated gross margins of 55% in the fourth quarter and full-year 2019 were affected primarily by the departure of higher margin LabCorp revenue, as well as growth across all of the company's lower margin items.
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2020 REVENUE GUIDANCE
The company anticipates its first quarter 2020 revenue to be between $82M and $84M and reaffirms its full-year 2020 revenue guidance of between $352M to $362M. The mid-point of full-year 2020 revenue guidance is 7% higher relative to the prior year; the full-year revenue guidance includes approximately 2 to 3 percent headwind attributable to the departure of certain remaining sales to LabCorp.
Management will host a conference call at 4:00 p.m. Central Time / 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday, February 10, 2020 to discuss operating highlights and financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2019. The conference call will be webcast live and may be accessed at Luminex Corporation's website at investor.luminexcorp.com. The presentation slides will be posted to our Investor Relations website after the market close on February 10, 2020. Analysts may participate on the conference call by dialing (877) 930-7053 (U.S.) or (253) 336-7290 (outside the U.S.). The access code is 1593082. The webcast will be archived for six months on our website using the 'replay' link.
ABOUT LUMINEX CORPORATION
At Luminex, our mission is to empower labs to obtain reliable, timely, and actionable answers, ultimately advancing health. We offer a wide range of solutions applicable in diverse markets including clinical diagnostics, pharmaceutical drug discovery, biomedical research, genomic and proteomic research, biodefense research, and food safety. We accelerate reliable answers while simplifying complexity and deliver certainty with a seamless experience. To learn more about Luminex, please visit us at luminexcorp.com.
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Factors that could cause Luminex's actual results or performance to differ materially include risks and uncertainties relating to, among others, concentration of Luminex's revenue in a limited number of direct customers and strategic partners, some of which may be experiencing decreased demand for their products utilizing or incorporating Luminex's technology, budget or finance constraints in the current economic environment, or periodic variability in their purchasing patterns or practices as a result of internal resource planning challenges; market demand and acceptance of Luminex's products and technology, including ARIES®, MultiCode®, xMAP®, xMAP® INTELLIFLEX, VERIGENE®, VERIGENE® II, Guava®, Muse®, Amnis® and NxTAG® products; Luminex's ability to scale manufacturing operations and manage operating expenses, gross margins and inventory levels; Luminex's ability to obtain and enforce intellectual property protections on Luminex's products and technologies; the impact on Luminex's growth and future results of operations with respect to the loss of the LabCorp women's health business; Luminex's ability to successfully launch new products in a timely manner; dependence on strategic partners for development, commercialization and distribution of products; risks and uncertainties associated with implementing Luminex's acquisition strategy, Luminex's challenge to identify acquisition targets, including Luminex's ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms; Luminex's ability to integrate acquired companies or selected assets into Luminex's consolidated business operations, and the ability to fully realize the benefits of Luminex's acquisitions; the timing of and process for regulatory approvals; competition and competitive technologies utilized by Luminex's competitors; fluctuations in quarterly results due to a lengthy and unpredictable sales cycle; fluctuations in bulk purchases of consumables; fluctuations in product mix, and the seasonal nature of some of Luminex's assay products; Luminex's ability to comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; the impact of the ongoing uncertainty in global finance markets and changes in governmental and governmental agency funding, including effects on the capital spending policies of Luminex's partners and end users and their ability to finance purchases of Luminex's products; changes in principal members of Luminex's management staff; potential shortages, or increases in costs, of components or other disruptions to Luminex's manufacturing operations; Luminex's increasing dependency on information technology to improve the effectiveness of Luminex's operations and to monitor financial accuracy and efficiency; the implementation, including any modification, of Luminex's strategic operating plans; the uncertainty regarding the outcome or expense of any litigation brought against or initiated by Luminex; risks relating to Luminex's foreign operations, including fluctuations in exchange rates, tariffs, customs and other barriers to importing/exporting materials and products in a cost effective and timely manner; difficulties in accounts receivable collections; Luminex's ability to monitor and comply with foreign and international laws and treaties; and Luminex's ability to comply with changes in international taxation policies; budget or finance constraints in the current economic environment, or periodic variability in their purchasing patterns or practices as a result of material resource planning challenges; reliance on third party distributors for distribution of specific Luminex-developed and manufactured assay products, as well as the risks discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Luminex's Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements, including the financial guidance and 2020 outlook, contained herein represent the judgment of Luminex as of the date of this press release, and Luminex expressly disclaims any intent, obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in Luminex's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.
Contacts Harriss Currie Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer [email protected] 512-219-8020