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Luminex Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq:LMNX) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2018.  Financial and operating highlights for the quarter include:

  • Second quarter 2018 consolidated revenue was $79.6 million, an increase of 4% compared to the second quarter 2017.
  • Second quarter 2018 GAAP net income was $5.7 million, an increase of 2% compared to the second quarter 2017. GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.13 for the second quarter 2018 and 2017.
  • Assay revenue was $40.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, representing a 6% increase over assay revenue for the second quarter 2017.
  • Total sample-to-answer molecular product revenue for the second quarter of 2018 was $14.2 million, representing growth of 33% compared to $10.7 million in the second quarter of 2017.
  • Placed 65 sample-to-answer molecular systems under contract during the second quarter of 2018, compared to 35 in the second quarter of 2017. Total active sample-to-answer customers now number over 500.
  • Sample-to-answer utilization per VERIGENE® customer grew approximately 16%, to $108,000 from $93,000 in the prior year quarter; and utilization per ARIES® customer grew approximately 43%, to $53,000 from $37,000 in the prior year quarter.
  • 361 multiplexing analyzers were shipped during the quarter; a combination of MAGPIX® systems, LX systems, and FLEXMAP 3D® systems. This contrasts to 270 multiplexing analyzers shipped in the prior year quarter.
  • Total cash at the end of the quarter was approximately $139 million after payment of the quarterly dividend.

"I am pleased with our continued success throughout our diversified business," said Homi Shamir, President and Chief Executive Officer of Luminex.  "Our sample-to-answer portfolio increasing by more than 30% from the same quarter last year; and with another 65 contracted systems during the quarter, the Company has solidified the foundation for increasing growth.  Within our Licensed Technologies Group, the Company had a record number of xMAP® system placements for the quarter, and we are well on our way to exceeding the total placements in 2017.  The Company also made significant strides within our product pipeline during the quarter, moving our Next Gen xMAP® system into the Development Phase, and initiating clinical trials for VERIGENE® II.  We are committed to investing in the rapid development of our product pipeline across our entire business and leading innovation within our field."

REVENUE SUMMARY

(in thousands, except percentages)



Three Months Ended






June 30,


Variance


2018


2017


($)


(%)


(unaudited)













System sales

$  11,820


$    9,905


$1,915


19%

Consumable sales

10,967


13,310


(2,343)


-18%

Royalty revenue

11,567


10,813


754


7%

Assay revenue

40,174


37,753


2,421


6%

Service revenue

3,041


2,795


246


9%

Other revenue

2,009


1,881


128


7%


$  79,578


$  76,457


$3,121


4%

FINANCIAL OUTLOOK AND GUIDANCE

The Company intends to provide annual revenue guidance, to be updated, as appropriate, at each quarterly reporting period.  Luminex anticipates third quarter 2018 revenue to be between $72.5 million and $74.5 million, taking into account the departure of LabCorp Women's Health, and reaffirms its full year 2018 revenue guidance of between $310 million and $316 million

CONFERENCE CALL

Management will host a conference call at 3:30 p.m. CDT / 4:30 p.m. EDT, Monday, August 6, 2018 to discuss the operating highlights and financial results for the second quarter 2018. 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, 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®, 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 June 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, 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 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; 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 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.

Contacts:

Harriss T. Currie

David Carey


Sr. Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Investor Relations, Lazar Partners


512-219-8020

212-867-1768


hcurrie@luminexcorp.com 

dcarey@lazarpartners.com




 

LUMINEX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)






June 30,


December 31,


2018


2017


(unaudited)



ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$   138,996


$       127,112

Accounts receivable, net

46,778


40,648

Inventories, net

52,085


49,478

Prepaids and other

7,984


7,403

Total current assets

245,843


224,641

Property and equipment, net

59,642


58,258

Intangible assets, net

71,653


75,985

Deferred income taxes

32,538


37,552

Goodwill

85,481


85,481

Other

15,071


8,599

Total assets

$   510,228


$       490,516





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$     12,599


$         14,537

Accrued liabilities

18,236


25,990

Deferred revenue

5,546


4,721

Total current liabilities

36,381


45,248

Deferred revenue

1,326


1,498

Other

6,992


5,863

Total liabilities

44,699


52,609

Stockholders' equity:




Common stock

44


43

Additional paid-in capital

357,076


350,834

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(944)


(625)

Retained earnings

109,353


87,655

Total stockholders' equity

465,529


437,907

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$   510,228


$       490,516

 

LUMINEX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017


(unaudited)


(unaudited)









Revenue

$79,578


$76,457


$162,240


$154,236

Cost of revenue

30,272


26,396


59,346


51,389

Gross profit

49,306


50,061


102,894


102,847

Operating expenses:








Research and development

11,672


12,260


21,998


24,680

Selling, general and administrative

27,610


28,153


53,440


52,150

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

2,166


2,166


4,332


4,523

Total operating expenses

41,448


42,579


79,770


81,353

Income from operations

7,858


7,482


23,124


21,494

Other income, net

8


1


457


(5)

Income before income taxes

7,866


7,483


23,581


21,489

Income tax benefit (expense)

(2,197)


(1,939)


(4,515)


(6,714)

Net income

$  5,669


$  5,544


$  19,066


$  14,775









Net income attributable to common stock holders








Basic

$  5,571


$  5,441


$  18,741


$  14,499

Diluted

$  5,571


$  5,441


$  18,741


$  14,499

Net income per share attributable to common stock holders








Basic

$    0.13


$    0.13


$     0.43


$     0.34

Diluted

$    0.13


$    0.13


$     0.43


$     0.34

Weighted-average shares used in computing net income per share








Basic

43,734


43,160


43,599


43,030

Diluted

44,246


43,259


43,871


43,128









Dividends declared per share

$    0.06


0.06


$     0.12


0.12

 

LUMINEX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017


(unaudited)


(unaudited)



Cash flows from operating activities:








Net income

$    5,669


$    5,544


$     19,066


$  14,775

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








Depreciation and amortization

6,130


5,651


12,023


11,270

Stock-based compensation

3,547


4,026


4,808


4,748

Deferred income tax expense

2,308


4,332


3,761


7,267

Loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets

111


-


111


-

Other

(1,158)


478


(1,127)


922

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable, net

(503)


3,911


5,053


(758)

Inventories, net

133


(3,417)


(2,602)


(6,304)

Other assets

(353)


(1,892)


(556)


(1,197)

Accounts payable

(1,981)


1,337


(1,661)


(2,369)

Accrued liabilities

3,366


2,661


(8,073)


(7,411)

Deferred revenue

231


(547)


653


(350)

Net cash provided by operating activities

17,500


22,084


31,456


20,593

Cash flows from investing activities:








Purchase of property and equipment

(4,968)


(2,970)


(9,036)


(6,403)

Issuance of note receivable

(500)


-


(1,000)


-

Purchase of investment

(1,782)


(500)


(1,782)


(1,000)

Acquired technology rights

-


-


(4,000)


-

Net cash used in investing activities

(7,250)


(3,470)


(15,818)


(7,403)

Cash flows from financing activities:








Proceeds from issuance of common stock

2,290


1,495


3,416


2,229

Shares surrendered for tax withholding

(13)


(40)


(2,016)


(2,096)

Dividends

(2,678)


(2,636)


(5,302)


(2,636)

Net cash used in financing activities

(401)


(1,181)


(3,902)


(2,503)

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate on cash

492


(194)


148


(434)

Change in cash and cash equivalents

10,341


17,239


11,884


10,253

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

128,655


86,466


127,112


93,452

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$138,996


$103,705


$   138,996


$103,705

 

LUMINEX CORPORATION

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(in thousands)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017


(unaudited)


(unaudited)









Reported Net Income

$5,669


$5,544


$19,066


$14,775

Severance & costs associated with legal proceedings

104


559


124


658

Income tax effect of above adjusting items

(17)


(145)


(20)


(179)

Income tax effect from discrete tax items

925


-


(1,607)


-

Adjusted Net Income

$6,681


$5,958


$17,563


$15,254









Adjusted net income per share, basic

$  0.15


$  0.14


$    0.40


$    0.35

Shares used in computing adjusted net income per share, basic

43,734


43,160


43,599


43,030

Adjusted net income per share, diluted

$  0.15


$  0.14


$    0.40


$    0.35

Shares used in computing adjusted net income per share, diluted

44,246


43,259


43,871


43,128

The Company's "non-GAAP net income" 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.

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