Affymetrix Reports Second Quarter 2015 Operating Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Affymetrix, Inc., (NASDAQ:AFFX) today reported its operating results for the second quarter of 2015.

Results for the three months ended June 30, 2015:

  • Reported revenue growth of 4.1% and 7.9% on a constant currency basis.
  • Total revenue was $89.0 million, compared to $85.4 million in second quarter of 2014.
  • GAAP net income was $7.0 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, as compared to a GAAP net loss of $0.9 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of $7.9 million or $0.09 per diluted share.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $10.5 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net income of $5.2 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014. Please refer to "Itemized Reconciliation Between GAAP and Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)" for a reconciliation of these GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures.
  • The Company announced the acquisition of Eureka Genomics for $15 million in an all cash transaction.
  • Net proceeds of $19.4 million were raised through an "at-the-market" offering.
  • Total balance in cash and cash equivalents was $119.6 million and senior debt was $21.0 million as of June 30, 2015.

Product revenue for the second quarter of 2015 was $79.9 million and service and other revenue was $9.1 million. This compares to product revenue of $75.9 million and service and other revenue of $9.6 million in the second quarter of 2014. Product revenue for the second quarter of 2015 included consumable revenue of $76.1 million and instrument revenue of $3.8 million. Product revenue for the second quarter of 2014 included consumable revenue of $72.6 million and instrument revenue of $3.3 million.

Total GAAP gross margin was 64%, as compared to 57% in the same period of 2014. Excluding non-GAAP adjustments such as the amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-GAAP gross margin for the second quarter of 2015 was 65% compared to 61% in the same period of 2014. This improvement was driven by higher utilization rates in our manufacturing plants as well as favorable product mix in the quarter. Please refer to the "Itemized Reconciliation Between GAAP and Non-GAAP Gross Margin" for a reconciliation of these GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures.

For the second quarter of 2015, operating expenses were $48.6 million on a GAAP basis as compared to $49.1 million in the same period of 2014. Excluding non-GAAP adjustments, such as the amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-GAAP operating expenses for the second quarter of 2015 were $46.4 million, compared to an adjusted total of $46.2 million in the same period of 2014. Operating expenses remained flat as targeted investments in the business were offset by lower amortization and depreciation and reduced legal expenses. Please refer to the "Itemized Reconciliation Between GAAP and Non-GAAP Operating Expenses" for a reconciliation of these GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures.

“We generated topline growth of 8% on a constant currency basis in the second quarter driven by continued momentum in our clinical business and solid performance in our eBioscience business,” stated Frank Witney, President and CEO. “We reiterate our guidance for full year revenue growth in the mid-single digit range on a constant currency basis and we are raising our adjusted EBITDA guidance from a range of 16-18% to 17-19% for 2015.”

Recent developments:

  • The Company announced the acquisition of Eureka Genomics for $15 million in an all cash transaction. Eureka Genomics has developed proprietary, low-to mid-plex, high throughput genotyping assays that use next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms for signal readout. These assays enable the cost-effective detection of hundreds to thousands of genetic markers which are increasingly in demand for routine agrigenomic testing of both crops and animals.
  • Affymetrix, BioRealm LLC, and RUCDR Infinite Biologics announced a broad strategic alliance. This alliance will leverage BioRealm's SmokeScreen® platform to genotype the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) biorepository of more than 50,000 samples, collected from human subjects studied in NIDA-funded research. NIDA preserves these samples in a biorepository at RUCDR Infinite Biologics, on the campus of Rutgers University. The biorepository is maintained by RUCDR Infinite Biologics and in part through collaboration with the BioProcessing Solutions Alliance which was created by RUDCR Infinite Biologics and BioStorage Technologies, the global leader in comprehensive sample management.
  • Riccardo Pigliucci has been appointed to the company’s board of directors effective May 13, 2015. Mr. Pigliucci will serve as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Pigliucci has served as the Managing Partner of Aldwych Associates, LLP, a management and technology consulting partnership since 2006. Prior to joining Aldwych Associates, Mr. Pigliucci was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Partners International (DPI), a supplier of equipment and services to the drug discovery market.

Affymetrix will host a conference call on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. PT to review its operating results for the second quarter of 2015. A live webcast can be accessed by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.affymetrix.com. In addition, investors and other interested parties can listen by dialing domestic: (877) 407-8291, international: (201) 689-8345.

A replay of this call will be available from 5:00 p.m. PT on July 29, 2015 until 8:00 p.m. PT on August 5, 2015 at the following numbers: domestic: (877) 660-6853, international: (201) 612-7415. The conference call passcode to access the replay is 13613606. An archived webcast of the conference call will be available under the Investor Relations section of the Company's website.

About Affymetrix

Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government and nonprofit research institutes. More than 2,300 systems have been shipped around the world and more than 94,500 peer-reviewed papers have been published using the technology. Affymetrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has manufacturing facilities in Cleveland, Ohio, San Diego, California, Singapore and Vienna, Austria. The Company has about 1,200 employees worldwide and maintains sales and distribution operations across Europe, Asia and Latin America.

All statements in this press release that are not historical in nature, are predicative in nature or that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding our strategic initiatives, market expectations, integration of and synergies related to eBioscience, anticipated product and revenue growth, financial strength and regulatory environment, as well as all other "expectations," "beliefs," "hopes," "intentions," "strategies" and words of similar import and the negatives thereof. Such statements are based on our current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. We cannot assure you that actual results or business conditions will not differ materially from those projected or suggested in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, those discussed in “Risk Factors” contained in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the press release. Unless required by law, we do not undertake to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.

In addition to providing financial measures based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP), Affymetrix has disclosed in this press release its net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share as well as its total gross margin and operating expenses for the second quarter of 2015 and 2014 excluding specified items. Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP measures can be found in the tables included in this press release. Affymetrix has determined to disclose this financial information to investors because it believes it will be useful, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in comparing Affymetrix's operating performance in the second quarter of 2015 as compared to the prior-year period. These Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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AFFYMETRIX, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(IN THOUSANDS)

 

    December 31,
June 30, 2015 2014
ASSETS: (Note 1)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 119,597 $ 79,923
Accounts receivable, net 52,769 46,896
Inventories, net—short-term portion 54,030 50,676
Deferred tax assets—short-term portion 3,731 3,778
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   9,065     9,197  
Total current assets 239,192 190,470
Property and equipment, net 20,861 18,087
Inventories, net—long-term portion 4,849 5,956
Goodwill 156,834 156,178
Intangible assets, net 107,920 106,183
Deferred tax assets—long-term portion 297 303
Other long-term assets   8,417     9,371  
Total assets $ 538,370   $ 486,548  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 45,882 $ 53,063
Current portion of long-term debt 4,000 4,000
Deferred revenue—short-term portion   8,128     9,210  
Total current liabilities 58,010 66,273
Deferred revenue—long-term portion 2,348 2,372
4.00% notes 105,000 105,000
Term loan—long-term portion 16,950 18,950
Other long-term liabilities   20,601     21,626  
Total liabilities   202,909     214,221  
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock 798 743
Additional paid-in capital 840,400 781,747
Accumulated other comprehensive income (7,578 ) (612 )
Accumulated deficit   (498,159 )   (509,551 )
Total stockholders’ equity   335,461     272,327  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 538,370   $ 486,548  
Note 1:   The condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2014 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.
 
 

AFFYMETRIX, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

 
  Three Months Ended  

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2015   2014 2015   2014
REVENUE:
Product sales $ 79,897 $ 75,880 $ 159,265 $ 149,576
Services and other   9,069   9,552     18,419     18,827  
Total revenue   88,966   85,432     177,684     168,403  
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
Cost of product sales 27,156 30,560 54,741 60,071
Cost of services and other 4,731 6,028 11,027 12,932
Research and development 12,911 12,882 25,032 24,517
Selling, general and administrative 35,642 36,266 71,074 74,828
Litigation settlement             5,100  
Total costs and expenses   80,440   85,736     161,874     177,448  
Income (loss) from operations 8,526 (304 ) 15,810 (9,045 )
Other income (expense), net 275 1,418 (398 ) 1,711
Interest expense   1,471   1,623     2,953     3,377  
Income (loss) before income taxes 7,330 (509 ) 12,459 (10,711 )
Income tax provision   324   402     1,067     674  
Net income (loss) $ 7,006 $ (911 ) $ 11,392   $ (11,385 )
 
Basic net income (loss) per common share $ 0.09 $ (0.01 ) $ 0.15   $ (0.16 )
Diluted net income (loss) per common share $ 0.08 $ (0.01 ) $ 0.14   $ (0.16 )
 
Shares used in computing basic net income (loss) per common share   78,476   72,944     76,951     72,722  
Shares used in computing diluted net income (loss) per common share   99,462   72,944     98,019     72,722  
 
 
AFFYMETRIX, INC.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS – NON-GAAP

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

(UNAUDITED)

 

ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS)

 
  Three Months Ended  

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2015   2014 2015   2014
GAAP net income (loss) - basic and diluted $ 7,006 $ (911 ) $ 11,392 $ (11,385 )
Amortization of inventory fair value adjustment 1,770 4,666
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 3,448 4,298 6,946 8,680
Litigation settlement           5,100  
Non-GAAP net income - basic and diluted $ 10,454 $ 5,157   $ 18,338 $ 7,061  
 
Non-GAAP basic net income per common share $ 0.13 $ 0.07   $ 0.24 $ 0.10  
Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share (Note 1) $ 0.12 $ 0.07   $ 0.21 $ 0.10  
 
Shares used in computing Non-GAAP basic net income per common share   78,476   72,944     76,951   72,722  
Shares used in computing Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share (Note 2)   99,462   72,944     98,019   72,722  
Note 1 - For non-GAAP diluted net income per common share calculations, exclude $1.2 million and $2.4 million, respectively, of interest expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, related to the interest rate on the Company's 4.00% convertible senior notes, since these securities were dilutive.
 
Note 2 - Weighted average shares outstanding includes the dilutive effect, if any, of employee stock options, employee stock purchase plan, restricted stock awards, and convertible senior notes.
 
 

ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN

 
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
2015   2014 2015   2014
GAAP total gross margin $ 57,079   64 % $ 48,844   57 % $ 111,916   63 % $ 95,400   57 %
Amortization of inventory fair value adjustment % 1,770 2 % % 4,666 3 %
Amortization of acquired intangible assets   1,247 1 %   1,362 2 %   2,515 1 %   2,722 1 %
Non-GAAP total gross margin $ 58,326 65 % $ 51,976 61 % $ 114,431 64 % $ 102,788 61 %
 
 

ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES

 
  Three Months Ended  

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2015   2014 2015   2014
Total GAAP operating expenses $ 48,553 $ 49,148 $ 96,106 $ 104,445
Amortization of acquired intangible assets (2,201 ) (2,936 ) (4,431 ) (5,958 )
Litigation settlement               (5,100 )
Total Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 46,352   $ 46,212   $ 91,675   $ 93,387  
 
 

ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA AS PERCENTAGE OF REVENUE

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2015   2014 2015   2014
GAAP net income (loss) $ 7,006 $ (911 ) $ 11,392 $ (11,385 )
Depreciation and amortization 5,340 7,808 10,855 16,527
Amortization of inventory fair value adjustment 1,770 4,666
Interest expense, net 1,468 1,607 2,969 3,331
Income tax provision   324     402     1,067     674  
EBITDA 14,138 10,676 26,283 13,813
 
Adjustments to EBITDA:
Share-based compensation 3,224 3,128 7,287 6,272
(Gain) loss on foreign currency (245 ) 103 931 335
Litigation charges 44 1,462 312 8,359
(Gain) loss on sales of securities 5 (1,255 ) (54 ) (1,240 )
Other adjustments   (32 )   (250 )   (494 )   (759 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 17,134   $ 13,864   $ 34,265   $ 26,780  
       
Revenue $ 88,966   $ 85,432   $ 177,684   $ 168,403  
 
Adjusted EBITDA as percentage of revenue   19 %   16 %   19 %   16 %
 

Contacts

Affymetrix, Inc.
Doug Farrell, 408-731-5285
Vice President of Investor Relations

Contacts

Affymetrix, Inc.
Doug Farrell, 408-731-5285
Vice President of Investor Relations