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Enzo Biochem Reports Fourth Quarter Results And Announces Realignment Program Expected To Reduce Annualized Costs $6 Million Commencing With Fiscal First Quarter

About Enzo Biochem

Enzo Biochem is a pioneer in molecular diagnostics, leading the convergence of clinical laboratories, life sciences and therapeutics through the development of unique diagnostic platform technologies that provide numerous advantages over previous standards. A global company, Enzo Biochem utilizes cross-functional teams to develop and deploy products systems and services that meet the ever-changing and rapidly growing needs of health care both today and into the future. Underpinning Enzo Biochem’s products and technologies is a broad and deep intellectual property portfolio, with patent coverage across a number of key enabling technologies.

Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this news release may be considered "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include declarations regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company and its management, including those related to cash flow, gross margins, revenues, and expenses are dependent on a number of factors outside of the control of the company including, inter alia, the markets for the Company’s products and services, costs of goods and services, other expenses, government regulations, litigations, and general business conditions. See Risk Factors in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2012. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could materially affect actual results. The Company disclaims any obligations to update any forward-looking statement as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

ENZO BIOCHEM, INC.
(in thousands, except per share data)
       
 
Three months ended Fiscal year ended

Selected operations data:

July 31, 2012 July 31, 2012
(unaudited)      
 
2012 2011 2012 2011
Revenues:
Clinical laboratory services $15,851 $14,285 $59,403 $52,762
Product revenues 8,903 10,474 37,722 41,830
Royalty and license fee income 1,654   2,057   5,958   7,437  
 
 
Total revenues $26,408   $26,816   $103,083   $102,029  
 
Gross profit $11,673   $12,042   $47,110   $48,210  
 
Gross profit % 44 % 45 % 46 % 47 %
 
Loss before income taxes ($29,074 ) ($4,200 ) ($40,921 ) ($12,823 )
 
Benefit (provision) for income taxes (A) 1,931 179 1,652 (137 )
       
Net loss ($27,143 ) ($4,021 ) ($39,269 ) ($12,960 )
 
Basic and diluted loss per share ($0.69 ) ($0.11 ) ($1.01 ) ($0.34 )
 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted 39,162   38,593   38,798   38,357  
 

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to EBITDA, as adjusted:

 
Net loss ($27,143 ) ($4,020 ) ($39,269 ) ($12,960 )
Add-back (deduct):
Depreciation and amortization 1,191 1,198 4,477 4,469
Interest expense (income) (27 ) (1 ) (21 ) (11 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (1,931 ) (179 ) (1,652 ) 137  
EBITDA (B) ($27,910 ) ($3,002 ) ($36,465 ) ($8,365 )
Non- cash Impairment charges and incremental severance (C ) 24,840     24,840    
EBITDA, as adjusted ( C) ($3,070 ) ($3,002 ) ($11,625 ) ($8,365 )
 

Notes:

 
A- All periods reflect effective tax rates below the statutory rate due to inability to recognize future tax benefits.
 
B- EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure, as described in the attached press release.
 

C- EBITDA, adjusted for non-cash impairment charges relating to goodwill and intangibles of $24.5 million and incremental one- time severance costs of $0.3 million.

 

 

Selected balance sheet data:

July 31, 2012 July 31, 2011
 
Cash and cash equivalents and short term investments $15,076 $24,161
 
Working capital $21,412 $33,670
 
Stockholders' equity $49,101 $88,715
 
Total assets $69,123 $109,474




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