Exact Sciences Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Financial Results

MADISON, Wis.--()--Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) today announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

Exact reported total revenues of $1.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to total revenues of $1.0 million during the same period of 2013. Total revenues for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, were $1.8 million, compared to $4.1 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013.

Exact reported a net loss of ($32.4) million, or ($0.38) a share, for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014. The company had a net loss of ($12.2) million, or ($0.17) a share, for the same period in 2013. The net loss for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, was ($100.0) million, or ($1.25) a share. The company’s net loss for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013, was ($46.5) million, or ($0.69) a share.

Operating expenses for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, were $30.7 million, compared to $13.3 million for the same period in 2013. Operating expenses for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, totaled $98.0 million, compared to $50.9 million for the same period in 2013. The increase in operating expenses from the prior periods is due to increased selling, general and administrative expenses to support the launch of Cologuard®.

Exact ended 2014 with cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $282.8 million, compared to $133.3 million at Dec. 31, 2013.

“We are very pleased with our 2014 accomplishments and the success we’re having with Cologuard in the short time since CMS’s final coverage decision,” said Kevin T. Conroy, the company’s chairman and CEO. “More than 4,000 physicians ordered at least one test by year end and we reported over 4,000 Cologuard test results.

“We also are excited by the success we’ve had with engaging patients through our customer support center,” Mr. Conroy said. “Our active engagement of patients who had been prescribed the test but hadn’t returned their collection kit caused our patient compliance rate to double. Our priorities in 2015 are to continue to grow our Cologuard business and provide world-class physician and patient engagement, while advancing our product pipeline.”

Fourth-Quarter Conference Call & Webcast

Company management will host a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at 10 a.m. ET to discuss fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results. The webcast will be available at www.exactsciences.com. Domestic callers should dial 877-212-6082 and international callers should dial 707-287-9332. An archive of the webcast and a replay of the conference call will be available at www.exactsciences.com or by calling 855-859-2056 domestically or 404-537-3406 internationally. The access code for the conference call and replay is 88226947. The conference call, webcast and replay are open to all interested parties.

About Exact Sciences Corp.

Exact Sciences Corp. is a molecular diagnostics company focused on colorectal cancer. The company has exclusive intellectual property protecting its non-invasive, molecular screening technology for the detection of colorectal cancer. Stool-based DNA technology is included in the colorectal cancer screening guidelines of the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.exactsciences.com.

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EXACT SCIENCES CORPORATION
Selected Unaudited Financial Information
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operation Data
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
   
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
 
Laboratory service revenue $ 1,504 $ - $ 1,504 $ -
License fees   -     1,036     294     4,144  
1,504 1,036 1,798 4,144
 
Cost of sales   3,401     -     4,325     -  
Gross margin (1,897 ) 1,036 (2,527 ) 4,144
 
Operating Expenses:
Research and development 4,992 - 6,713 28,669 27,678
General and administrative 10,625 - 3,687 30,435 13,649
Sales and marketing   15,069     2,902     38,908     9,578  
  30,686     13,302     98,012     50,905  
 
Loss from operations (32,583 ) (12,266 ) (100,539 ) (46,761 )
 
Investment income 150 96 542 316
Interest expense (11 ) (16 ) (51 ) (69 )
 
Net loss $ (32,444 ) $ (12,186 ) $ (100,048 ) $ (46,514 )
 
Net loss per share - basic and diluted $ (0.38 ) $ (0.17 ) $ (1.25 ) $ (0.69 )
 
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - basic and diluted   84,734     70,559     80,232     67,493  
 
 
 
EXACT SCIENCES CORPORATION
Selected Unaudited Financial Information
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
(Amounts in thousands)
 
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 58,131 $ 12,851
Marketable securities 224,625 120,408
Accounts receivable, net 1,376 -
Inventory 4,017 -
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,528 2,199
Property and equipment, net   19,947     11,169  
Total assets $ 311,624   $ 146,627  
 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Total current liabilities $ 17,521 $ 7,752
Long term debt 1,000 1,000
Long term other liabilities 2,399 -
Long term accrued interest 106 84
Obligations under capital lease, less current portion - 360
Lease incentive obligation, less current portion 1,614 2,115
Total stockholders’ equity   288,984     135,316  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 311,624   $ 146,627  

Contacts

Rod Hise & Co. for Exact Sciences Corp.
Rod Hise, 608-807-4607
rod@rodhise.com

Release Summary

Exact Sciences today announced its fourth-quarter 2014 financial results.

Contacts

Rod Hise & Co. for Exact Sciences Corp.
Rod Hise, 608-807-4607
rod@rodhise.com