GenMark Diagnostics Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results

GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:GNMK) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2011 were $1.3 million compared with $684,000 during the third quarter of 2010. The 90% year-over-year increase in total revenue reflects an increase in the number of systems in the field, growth in the Company’s test menu and a significant increase in the number of tests sold. Reagent revenues for the third quarter grew 83% year over year to $1.2 million from $656,000, while instrument and other revenues increased $82,000 due mainly to higher partnering contract revenue. The Company placed net 22 analyzers during the quarter, bringing the installed base to 141.

The gross margin was a loss of $469,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011 compared with a loss of $439,000 for the same period in 2010. The gross loss during the third quarter of 2011 was largely driven by a charge of $421,000 against inventory, the impact of which was $0.02 per share. The inventory charge reflects the write-off of several assay production lots that did not meet the Company’s quality standards and other manufacturing inefficiencies arising from the Company’s transfer of manufacturing operations from Pasadena to Carlsbad during the second quarter of 2011. The Company believes that these charges are non-recurring since the manufacturing issues were confined to and corrected during the quarter.

Operating expenses increased $1.1 million to $5.6 million during the third quarter of 2011 compared with the third quarter of 2010. The increase in operating expenses was due primarily to higher consulting costs, increased headcount and additional spend in research and development. Research and development expenses were higher due to increased clinical trial costs and spending for new product development, specifically the Company’s Hepatitis C Virus genotyping (HCVg) and Respiratory Viral Panel tests. The Company released its HCVg test for research use only during the third quarter of 2011.

Loss per share was $0.31 for the third quarter of 2011, compared with a loss per share of $0.42 in the third quarter of 2010. Excluding the inventory charges, loss per share would have been $0.29 for the third quarter of 2011.

The Company ended the third quarter with $36.0 million in cash and short-term investments compared with $18.3 million at year-end. The Company raised net proceeds of approximately $31.7 million through a follow-on equity offering in June 2011 and used $14.0 million in cash flow from operations during the first nine months of 2011 compared with $13.6 million in the first nine months of 2010. The Company intends to continue utilizing its cash balances for investing in new product development, infrastructure improvements and general corporate purposes.

“The third quarter of 2011 was another strong quarter for our company,” commented Hany Massarany, GenMark’s President and CEO. “During the quarter we expanded our test menu with the introduction of our Hepatitis C Virus genotyping RUO test, grew our installed base to 141 analyzers, and significantly increased revenue. Our focus continues to be new product development, commercial and operational execution,” Mr. Massarany further stated.

INVESTOR CONFERENCE CALL

GenMark will hold a conference call to discuss third quarter 2011 results and the outlook for the current year at 9:00AM EST today. The conference call and webcast can be accessed live through the Company's website under the Investor Relations section and will be available for replay through November 25, 2011. To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 312-5847 (US/Canada) or (253) 237-1154 (International) and use the conference ID number "23535246" approximately five minutes prior to the start time.

ABOUT GENMARK

GenMark Diagnostics is a leading provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems that detect and measure DNA and RNA targets to diagnose disease and optimize patient treatment. GenMark's eSensor® XT-8 system supports a broad range of molecular diagnostic tests with a compact, easy-to-use workstation and self-contained, disposable test cartridges. GenMark tests that are FDA cleared for IVD use include the Cystic Fibrosis Genotyping Test, Warfarin Sensitivity Test, and Thrombophilia Risk Test. A Respiratory Viral Panel (RVP) is currently undergoing a clinical trial and tests for HCV Genotyping, 2C19, and KRAS are in development. For more information, visit www.genmarkdx.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding events, trends and business prospects, which may affect our future operating results and financial position. Such statements, including, but not limited to, those regarding continued growth in sales of our diagnostic tests, the expansion of our diagnostic test menu, and the continued development of our technology, are all subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual performance, operating results and financial position to differ materially. Some of these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to our history of operating losses, our ability to successfully commercialize our products, the need for further financing and our ability to access the necessary additional capital for our business, inherent risk and uncertainty in the protection intellectual property rights, regulatory uncertainties regarding approval or clearance for our products, as well as other risks and uncertainties described under the "Risk Factors" in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events, trends or circumstances after the date they are made.

     
 

GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except par value)
 
 

As of September 30, 2011

As of December 31, 2010 (A)
(Unaudited) (Audited)
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 31,001 $ 18,329

Short-term investments
5,000
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $111 and $39 at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively 724 678
Inventories 1,963 897
Other current assets 428 2,193
 
Total current assets 39,116 22,097
Property and equipment, net 3,122 2,702
Intangible assets, net 1,382 1,460
Other long-term assets 80 55
 
Total assets $ 43,700 $ 26,314
 
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 1,496 $ 823
Accrued compensation 1,219 1,172
Current portion of loan payable 1,000
Other current liabilities 2,705 1,945
 
Total current liabilities 6,420 3,940
Long-term liabilities
Loan payable 833
Other non-current liabilities 630 1,307
 
Total liabilities $ 7,883 $ 5,247
 
Stockholders’ equity
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 5,000 authorized, none issued
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000 authorized; 20,478 and 11,728 issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively 2 1
Additional paid-in capital 199,300 166,009
Accumulated deficit (163,027 ) (144,493 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (458 ) (450 )
 
Total stockholders’ equity 35,817 21,067
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 43,700 $ 26,314
 
 

(A) Includes adjustment to 12/31/10 balance sheet-see accompanying tables and footnote 1
 
 
                 
 

GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)
 
 

Three Months Ended

September 30,
Nine months Ended

September 30,
2011 2010 (B) 2011 2010 (B)
Product Revenue $ 1,206 $ 656 $ 2,765 $ 1,563
License and other revenue 110 28 210 196
 
Total revenue 1,316 684 2,975 1,759
Cost of sales 1,785 1,123 4,580 2,372
 
Gross loss (469 ) (439 ) (1,605 ) (613 )
 
Operating expenses
Sales and marketing 1,328 1,173 3,767 3,567
General and administrative 2,405 1,603 6,338 5,798
Research and development 1,903 1,709 6,759 4,935
 
Total operating expenses 5,636 4,485 16,864 14,300
 
Loss from operations (6,105 ) (4,924 ) (18,469 ) (14,913 )
 
Other income
Other income (expense) (180 ) (50 ) (1 )
Interest income (expense) (29 ) 7 6 16
 
Total other income (expense) (209 ) 7 (44 ) 15
 
Loss before income taxes (6,314 ) (4,917 ) (18,513 ) (14,898 )
Provision for income taxes 1 (21 ) (5 )
 
Net loss $ (6,313 ) $ (4,917 ) $ (18,534 ) $ (14,903 )
 
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.31 ) $ (0.42 ) $ (1.20 ) $ (1.63 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding 20,043 11,724 15,393 9,142
Condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010
Net loss $ (6,313 ) $ (4,917 ) $ (18,534 ) $ (14,903 )
Foreign currency translation adjustment 56 (8 ) (35 )
 
Comprehensive loss $ (6,257 ) $ (4,917 ) $ (18,542 ) $ (14,938 )
 
 

(B) Includes reclassifications between certain cost pools-see accompanying tables and footnote 2
 
 
   
 

GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)
 
 
Nine months Ended

September 30,
2011     2010
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (18,534 ) $ (14,903 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 948 725
Share-based compensation 1,639 1,119
Inventory write-down 428 984
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Trade accounts receivable (46 ) (363 )
Inventories (1,448 ) (1,510 )
Other current assets 1,741 183
Accounts payable 510 (446 )
Accrued compensation 22 517
Accrued and other liabilities 731 104
 
Net cash used in operating activities (14,009 ) (13,590 )
 
Investing activities:
Payments for intellectual property licenses (728 )
Purchases of property and equipment (1,172 ) (1,398 )
Purchase of short-term investments

(5,000
)
Net cash used in investing activities (6,900 ) (1,398 )
 
Financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares and common stock 34,532 27,600
Costs incurred in conjunction with public offering (2,790 ) (4,909 )
Proceeds from borrowings 2,000
Principal repayment of borrowings (167 )
Proceeds from stock option exercises 5
 
Net cash provided by financing activities 33,575 22,696
 
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes 6 (47 )
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 12,672 7,661
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 18,329 16,483
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 31,001 $ 24,144
 
 
 
 

TABLES AND FOOTNOTES
GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS-See Footnote 1
(In thousands, except par value)

(Unaudited)
       
   
As Reported (1) As Corrected
December 31, 2010 Adjustment December 31, 2010
 
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,329 - $ 18,329
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $39 678 - 678
Inventories, net 897 - 897
Other current assets 2,193 - 2,193
Total current assets 22,097 - 22,097
 
Property and equipment, net 2,702 - 2,702
Intangible assets, net 71 1,389 1,460
Other long-term assets 55 - 55
Total assets $ 24,925 $ 1,389 $ 26,314
 
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 823 - $ 823
Accrued compensation 1,172 - 1,172
Other current liabilities 1,250 695 1,945
Total current liabilities 3,245 695 3,940
 
Long-term liabilities
Loan payable - - -
Other non-current liabilities 613 694 1,307
Total liabilities $ 3,858 $ 1,389 $ 5,247
 
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000 authorized; 11,728 issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2010 1 - 1
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 5,000 authorized, none issued - - -
Additional paid-in capital 166,009 - 166,009
Accumulated deficit (144,493 ) - (144,493 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (450 ) - (450 )
Total stockholders’ equity 21,067 - 21,067
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 24,925   $ 1,389   $ 26,314  
 
 
           
 

GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS-SEE FOOTNOTE 2

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)
 
 
As Reported Adjustments (2) As Corrected

Three Months Ended

September 30,
Three Months Ended

September 30,
Three Months Ended

September 30,
2010 2010 2010
Product Revenue $ 653 $ 3 $ 656
License and other revenue 14 14 28
 
Total revenue 667 17 684
Cost of sales 1,221 (98 ) 1,123
 
Gross loss (554 ) (115 ) (439 )
 
Operating expenses
Sales and marketing 1,109 64 1,173
General and administrative 1,592 11 1,603
Research and development 1,669 40 1,709
 
Total operating expenses 4,370 115 4,485
 
Loss from operations (4,924 ) (4,924 )
 
Other income
Other income (expense)
Interest income (expense) 7 7
 
Total other income 7 7
 
Loss before income taxes (4,917 ) (4,917 )
Provision for income taxes
 
Net loss $ (4,917 ) $ $ (4,917 )
 
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.42 ) $ (0.42 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding 11,724 11,724
Condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss for the three months ended September 30, 2010
Net loss $ (4,917 ) $ (4,917 )
Foreign currency translation adjustment
 
Comprehensive loss $ (4,917 ) $ (4,917 )
 
 
           
 

GENMARK DIAGNOSTICS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS SEE FOOTNOTE 2

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)
 
 
As Reported Adjustments (2) As Corrected
Nine months ended

September 30,
Nine months ended

September 30,
Nine months ended

September 30,
2010 2010 2010
Product Revenue $ 1,575 $ (12 ) $ 1,563
License and other revenue 142 54 196
 
Total revenue 1,717 42 1,759
Cost of sales 2,651 (279 ) 2,372
 
Gross loss (934 ) (321 ) (613 )
 
Operating expenses
Sales and marketing 3,371 196 3,567
General and administrative 5,761 37 5,798
Research and development 4,847 88 4,935
 
Total operating expenses 13,979 321 14,300
 
Loss from operations (14,913 ) (14,913 )
 
Other income
Other income (expense) (1 ) (1 )
Interest income (expense) 16 16
 
Total other income 15 15
 
Loss before income taxes (14,898 ) (14,898 )
Provision for income taxes (5 ) (5 )
 
Net loss $ (14,903 ) $ $ (14,903 )
 
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (1.63 ) $ $ (1.63 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding 9,142 9,142
Condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2010
Net loss $ (14,903 ) $ $ (14,903 )
Foreign currency translation adjustment (35 ) (35 )
 
Comprehensive loss $ (14,938 ) $ (14,938 )
 
  (1)   Subsequent to the issuance of the 2010 audited financial statements, the Company concluded that a contract for the purchase of certain intellectual property rights should have been recorded as both an asset and a liability in the financial statements for the periods ended December 31, 2010 and March 31, 2011. The Company has recorded this contract which results in an increase of intangible assets and corresponding increases in current and long-term liabilities of $1,389,000 for the year ended December 31, 2010.
 
(2) Subsequent to the issuance of the 2010 audited financial statements, the Company further concluded that certain expenses were classified incorrectly in its Consolidated Statements of Operations for the periods presented herein, with no net impact to operating income, net income, statements of cash flows or balance sheets. The Company has corrected these immaterial misstatements. These corrections result in reductions to cost of goods sold of $98,000 and $279,000 in the quarter and nine-month period ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and corresponding increases to revenues, sales and marketing and research and development expenses.
 

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