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Luminex Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Financial Results

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2017.  Financial and operating highlights for the quarter and full-year include:

  • Fourth quarter and full-year 2017 consolidated revenue was $78.2 million and $306.6 million, an increase of 8% and 13%, respectively, compared to the fourth quarter and full-year 2016.
  • Assay revenue was $41.8 million and $154.9 million for the quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2017, representing a 14% and 27% increase over assay revenue for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2016.
  • Total sample-to-answer molecular product revenue of $12.9 million; growth of 31% compared to $9.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. For 2017, this product line generated $46.5 million, or 47% growth over 2016.
  • Placed 88 sample-to-answer molecular systems under contract, bringing the total number of active customers to more than 425.
  • 288 multiplexing analyzers were shipped during the quarter; a combination of MAGPIX® systems, LX systems, and FLEXMAP 3D® systems.
  • Fourth quarter GAAP net loss was $3.0 million, or a loss of $0.07 per diluted share, driven by necessary adjustments to expected company tax obligations, and deferred tax assets and liabilities related to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Non-GAAP net income was $8.7 million, or $0.20 per diluted share (see Non-GAAP reconciliation).
  • Received FDA clearance for the ARIES® Group A Strep Assay. This is the sixth assay the FDA has cleared for use on the ARIES® system in the last 24 months.

"Luminex delivered a strong performance again in 2017 growing revenues more than 13% to a record $307 million.  Management's focus on the expansion of our molecular business is paying off as our sample-to-answer offerings, VERIGENE and ARIES, are experiencing rapid market adoption," said Homi Shamir, President and Chief Executive Officer of Luminex.  "We remain confident about the continued growth of our molecular sample-to-answer business as well as our very solid partner business, creating a well-diversified company with a strong balance sheet, positive cash flow, regular cash dividends and significant growth opportunities ahead of it."

REVENUE SUMMARY

(in thousands, except percentages) 








Three Months Ended






December 31,


Variance


2017


2016


($)


(%)


(unaudited)













System sales

$   10,342


$     9,611


$      731


8%

Consumable sales

10,005


11,107


(1,102)


-10%

Royalty revenue

11,329


10,157


1,172


12%

Assay revenue

41,830


36,697


5,133


14%

Service revenue

2,876


2,924


(48)


-2%

Other revenue

1,817


1,775


42


2%


$   78,199


$   72,271


$   5,928


8%


















Twelve Months Ended






December 31,


Variance


2017


2016


($)


(%)


(unaudited)













System sales

$   38,651


$   37,416


$   1,235


3%

Consumable sales

49,319


48,596


723


1%

Royalty revenue

44,704


44,045


659


1%

Assay revenue

154,907


122,064


32,843


27%

Service revenue

11,470


10,816


654


6%

Other revenue

7,520


7,702


(182)


-2%


$ 306,571


$ 270,639


$ 35,932


13%

FINANCIAL OUTLOOK AND GUIDANCE

The Company intends to provide annual revenue guidance, to be updated, as appropriate, at each quarterly reporting period. Luminex announces its 2018 annual revenue guidance range to be between $310 million and $316 million. The Company anticipates first quarter 2018 revenue to be between $79 million and $81 million.  

CONFERENCE CALL

Management will host a conference call at 3:30 p.m. CST / 4:30 p.m. EST, Monday, February 12, 2018 to discuss the operating highlights and financial results for the fourth quarter 2017 ended December 31, 2017. The conference call will be webcast live and may be accessed at Luminex Corporation's website at http://www.luminexcorp.com.  Simply log on to the web at the address above, go to the Company section and access the Investor Relations link. Please go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio/video software. If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived for six months on the website using the 'replay' link.

Luminex develops, manufactures and markets proprietary biological testing technologies with applications throughout the life sciences industry. The Company's xMAP® system is an open-architecture, multi-analyte technology platform that delivers fast, accurate and cost-effective bioassay results to markets as diverse as pharmaceutical drug discovery, clinical diagnostics and biomedical research, including the genomics and proteomics research markets. The Company's xMAP technology is sold worldwide and is in use in leading research laboratories as well as major pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies.  Further information on Luminex or xMAP can be obtained on the Internet at http://www.luminexcorp.com.

Statements made in this release that express Luminex's or management's intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations or predictions of future events are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding expected revenue and cost savings and projected 2018 performance, including revenue guidance. The words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "will," "could," "should" and similar expressions are intended to further identify such forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  It is important to note that the Company's actual results or performance could differ materially from those anticipated or projected in such forward-looking statements.  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; market demand and acceptance of Luminex's products and technology in development, including ARIES®, VERIGENE® 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 anticipated in 2018; 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, including Luminex's ability to obtain financing; Luminex's ability to integrate acquired companies or selected assets into Luminex's consolidated business operations, from time to time, and the ability to recognize 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; the impact of the ongoing uncertainty in global finance markets and changes in governmental funding, including its effects on the capital spending policies of Luminex's partners and end users and their ability to finance purchases of Luminex's products; Luminex's ability to comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; changes in interpretation, assumptions and expectations regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including additional guidance that may be issued by federal and state taxing authorities; 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; 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 2018 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.

LUMINEX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)






December 31,


December 31,


2017


2016


(unaudited)



ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$        127,112


$          93,452

Accounts receivable, net

40,648


32,365

Inventories, net

49,478


40,775

Prepaids and other

7,403


7,145

Total current assets

224,641


173,737

Property and equipment, net

58,258


57,375

Intangible assets, net

75,985


84,841

Deferred income taxes

37,552


42,497

Goodwill

85,481


85,481

Other

8,599


6,785

Total assets

$        490,516


$        450,716





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$          14,537


$          12,276

Accrued liabilities

25,990


22,804

Deferred revenue

4,721


5,120

Total current liabilities

45,248


40,200

Deferred revenue

1,498


1,875

Other

5,863


4,962

Total liabilities

52,609


47,037

Stockholders' equity:




Common stock

43


43

Additional paid-in capital

350,834


336,430

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(625)


(1,692)

Retained earnings

87,655


68,898

Total stockholders' equity

437,907


403,679

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$        490,516


$        450,716

 

LUMINEX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)










Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2017


2016


2017


2016


(unaudited)


(unaudited)









Revenue

$ 78,199


$ 72,271


$ 306,571


$ 270,639

Cost of revenue

27,819


28,008


107,525


90,984

Gross profit

50,380


44,263


199,046


179,655

Operating expenses:








Research and development

10,367


13,335


45,717


48,659

Selling, general and administrative

28,717


28,569


107,322


99,511

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

2,166


2,421


8,854


8,218

Restructuring costs

-


2,281


-


2,281

Total operating expenses

41,250


46,606


161,893


158,669

Income from operations

9,130


(2,343)


37,153


20,986

Interest expense from long-term debt

-


-


-


-

Other income, net

2


24


(4)


(1,371)

Income before income taxes

9,132


(2,319)


37,149


19,615

Income tax benefit (expense)

(12,097)


(1,041)


(7,726)


(5,801)

Net income

$ (2,965)


$ (3,360)


$   29,423


$   13,814









Net income attributable to common stock holders








Basic

$ (2,915)


$ (3,360)


$   28,894


$   13,814

Diluted

$ (2,915)


$ (3,360)


$   28,894


$   13,814

Net income per share attributable to common stock holders







Basic

$   (0.07)


$   (0.08)


$       0.67


$       0.32

Diluted

$   (0.07)


$   (0.08)


$       0.67


$       0.32

Weighted-average shares used in computing net income per share







Basic

43,357


42,768


43,173


42,584

Diluted

43,524


42,768


43,300


43,013









Dividends declared per share

$     0.06


-


$       0.24


-

 

LUMINEX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)










Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2017


2016


2017


2016


(unaudited)


(unaudited)

Cash flows from operating activities:








Net income

$   (2,965)


$ (3,360)


$   29,423


$ 13,814

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:








Depreciation and amortization

5,762


5,730


22,641


20,131

Stock-based compensation

3,901


3,640


12,478


11,821

Deferred income tax (benefit) expense

9,495


(845)


6,383


3,626

Loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets

545


137


964


265

Other

252


(508)


1,531


(1,378)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable, net

(4,213)


(2,419)


(8,265)


1,136

Inventories, net

(3,351)


681


(8,668)


(5,484)

Other assets

2,678


2,041


(83)


1,811

Accounts payable

6,332


2,410


1,798


3,460

Accrued liabilities

5,151


6,800


14


198

Deferred revenue

(516)


(452)


(785)


281

Net cash provided by operating activities

23,071


13,855


57,431


49,681

Cash flows from investing activities:








Sales and maturities of available-for-sale securities

-


-


-


19,491

Purchase of property and equipment

(4,252)


(4,736)


(14,635)


(13,130)

Proceeds from sale of assets

61


-


62


45

Business acquisition consideration, net of cash acquired

-


-


-


(68,098)

Issuance of note receivable

(700)


-


(1,400)


-

Purchase of cost method investment

-


(500)


(1,000)


(1,000)

Acquired technology rights

(80)


-


(140)


(200)

Net cash used in investing activities

(4,971)


(5,236)


(17,113)


(62,892)

Cash flows from financing activities:








Payments on debt

-


-


-


(25,000)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

1,072


1,528


4,305


5,089

Shares surrendered for tax withholding

(226)


(222)


(2,350)


(1,719)

Dividends

(2,648)


-


(7,930)


-

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(1,802)


1,306


(5,975)


(21,630)

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate on cash

(97)


(618)


(683)


(253)

Change in cash and cash equivalents

16,201


9,307


33,660


(35,094)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

110,911


84,145


93,452


128,546

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$ 127,112


$ 93,452


$ 127,112


$ 93,452

 

LUMINEX CORPORATION

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(in thousands)










Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2017


2016


2017


2016


(unaudited)


(unaudited)









Reported Net Income

$(2,965)


$(3,360)


$ 29,423


$ 13,814

Costs associated with legal proceedings

320


-


424


-

Acquisition costs

-


731


-


4,718

Severance costs

945


-


1,846


1,035

Restructuring costs

-


2,525


-


2,525

Income tax effect of above adjusting items

(208)


(562)


(458)


(1,199)

Income tax effect from discrete tax items

10,597


1,441


(1,826)


685

Adjusted Net Income

$  8,689


$     775


$ 29,409


$ 21,578

The Company makes reference in this release to "non-GAAP net income" which excludes costs associated with legal proceedings, acquisition costs, severance costs, and the impact of restructuring costs; some of which are unpredictable and can vary significantly from period to period; and certain other recurring and non-recurring expenses. The Company believes that excluding these items and their related tax effects from its financial results reflects operating results that are more indicative of the Company's ongoing operating performance while improving comparability to prior periods, and, as such may provide investors with an enhanced understanding of the Company's past financial performance and prospects for the future. In addition, the Company's management uses such non-GAAP measures internally to evaluate and assess its core operations and to make ongoing operating decisions. This information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for income from operations, net income, net income per share or expense information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Contacts:

Harriss T. Currie

     Matthew Scalo


Sr. Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

     Sr. Director, Investor Relations


512-219-8020

     512-219-8020


hcurrie@luminexcorp.com

 mscalo@luminexcorp.com

 

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