Cambrex Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

- Sales increased 8% in the quarter, full year sales and profit guidance increased -

- Acquisition of North Carolina based PharmaCore completed -

- Conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on November 4, 2016 -

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM), a leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), reports results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Highlights
  • Sales increased 8% to $99.9 million compared to $92.4 million in the same quarter last year. 
  • GAAP Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.42 compared to $0.36 in the same quarter last year and Adjusted Diluted EPS was $0.47 compared to $0.40 in the same quarter last year, representing 17% and 18% increases, respectively.
  • Operating Profit increased 8% to $19.5 million compared to $18.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA increased 11% to $26.3 million compared to $23.7 million in the same quarter last year (see table at the end of this release).
  • Net cash was $90.7 million at the end of the third quarter, an increase of $38.3 million during the quarter.
  • In October, the Company acquired PharmaCore Inc., a privately-owned North Carolina based company specializing in developing, manufacturing and scaling up small molecule APIs for clinical phase projects, for approximately $25 million.
  • The Company increased its financial guidance for full year sales and Adjusted EBITDA.  The Company expects full year 2016 sales, excluding the impact of foreign currency, to increase between 12% and 14% compared to 2015.  The Company expects Adjusted EBITDA to be between $147 and $151 million, a 14% to 17% increase compared to 2015 (see Financial Expectations - Continuing Operations section below).

"Based on our excellent year to date results, expectations for a strong fourth quarter and the addition of PharmaCore, renamed Cambrex High Point, we are increasing our sales and profit guidance for 2016," commented Steven M. Klosk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambrex.

"During the third quarter, we made announcements regarding investments at each of our three main manufacturing facilities.  We are expanding our large scale, multi-purpose manufacturing capabilities at our Karlskoga, Sweden facility, we validated a newly opened pilot plant at our Milan, Italy location and early in the quarter we began production at our new large scale manufacturing facility within our Charles City, Iowa site.  We believe these investments, among others, position us for continued growth and we continue to evaluate additional investments to ensure we have the capacity and flexibility to match our customers' needs.  We are also excited about our acquisition of PharmaCore, which adds world class capabilities to complete early phase clinical projects, expands our customer base and broadens our funnel for potential commercial projects when some of those therapeutics obtain regulatory approval."

Basis of Reporting

The Company has provided a reconciliation of GAAP amounts to adjusted (i.e. Non-GAAP) amounts at the end of this press release.  Cambrex management believes that the adjusted amounts provide useful information to investors due to the magnitude and nature of certain expenses recorded in the GAAP amounts.

Third Quarter 2016 Operating Results - Continuing Operations

Sales were $99.9 million, compared to $92.4 million in the same period last year, an 8% increase.  Foreign exchange had a negligible effect on sales.  The sales increase primarily reflects higher volumes in our Innovator product category, partially offset by lower pricing and lower sales of generic APIs and controlled substances.

Gross margins decreased to 38% from 39% compared to the same quarter last year.  The decrease was primarily due to lower pricing and unfavorable product mix.  Foreign exchange had a negligible effect on gross margins.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $15.0 million, compared to $14.0 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase was mainly due to higher personnel costs and higher costs related to the recent acquisition of Cambrex High Point, partially offset by lower costs associated with the implementation of a new ERP system.

Research and development expenses were $3.2 million, compared to $3.7 million in the same quarter last year.  The decrease was primarily related to timing of costs to develop new generic drug products.

Operating profit increased to $19.5 million from $18.0 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase was primarily the result of higher gross profit, partially offset by higher operating expenses as described above.  Adjusted EBITDA was $26.3 million compared to $23.7 million in the same quarter last year (see table at the end of this release).

Income tax expense was $5.4 million resulting in an effective tax rate of 28% compared to expense of $5.3 million and an effective tax rate of 31% in the same quarter last year.  The decrease was primarily related to a small amount of tax benefits recorded this quarter.

Income from continuing operations was $13.7 million or $0.42 per share compared to $11.9 million or $0.36 per share in the same quarter last year.  Adjusted income from continuing operations was $15.6 million or $0.47 per share, compared to $13.1 million or $0.40 per share in the same quarter last year (see table at the end of this release).

Capital expenditures and depreciation were $11.7 million and $6.2 million, respectively, compared to $14.5 million and $5.4 million, respectively, in the same quarter last year.

Net cash was $90.7 million at the end of the third quarter, an increase of $38.3 million during the quarter.  The increase was primarily due to the timing of accounts receivable collections, partially offset by capital spending and increased inventory levels in anticipation of strong fourth quarter sales.

Financial Expectations - Continuing Operations

The following table shows the Company's current expectations for its full year 2016 financial performance compared to its previous expectations:
 
    CurrentExpectations     PreviousExpectations
           
Gross sales increase   12% - 14%     10% - 13%
           
Adjusted EBITDA   $147 - $151 million     $144 - $149 million
           
Adjusted income from continuing operations per share   $2.67 - $2.75     $2.49 - $2.61
           
Free cash flow   $65 - $75 million     $60 - $70 million
           
Capital expenditures   $67 - $72 million     $70 - $75 million
           
Depreciation   $24 - $25 million     $25 - $27 million
           
Effective tax rate   31% - 33%     32% - 34%

Consistent with prior guidance for the full year 2016, these financial expectations are for continuing operations and exclude the impact of any potential acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring activities, outcomes of tax disputes and any charges related to any future sale of the Company's Zenara business located in Hyderabad, India.  Current expectations include the acquisition of PharmaCore, which was completed in early October 2016.  Sales expectations exclude the impact of foreign exchange.  EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted income from continuing operations per share for 2016 will be computed on a basis consistent with the reconciliation of the third quarter 2016 financial results in the tables at the end of this release.  Free cash flow is the change in debt, net of cash during the year.  The tax rate will be sensitive to the Company's geographic mix of income.  

The financial information contained in this press release is unaudited, subject to revision and should not be considered final until the Company's third quarter 2016 Form 10-Q is filed with the SEC.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call to discuss the Company's third quarter 2016 results will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on November 4, 2016 and can be accessed by calling 1-888-262-8770 for domestic and +1-913-312-1227 for international.  Please use the passcode 2914880 and call approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time.  A webcast will be available in the Investors section on the Cambrex website located at www.cambrex.com.  A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through November 11, 2016 by calling 1-888-203-1112 for domestic and +1-719-457-0820 for international.  Please use the passcode 2914880 to access the replay.

About Cambrex

Cambrex Corporation is an innovative life sciences company that provides products, services and technologies to accelerate the development and commercialization of small molecule therapeutics.  The Company offers Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), advanced intermediates and enhanced drug delivery products for branded and generic pharmaceuticals.  Development and manufacturing capabilities include enzymatic biotransformations, high potency APIs, high energy chemical synthesis and controlled substances.  For more information, please visit www.cambrex.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains "forward-looking statements," including statements or tables regarding expected performance, especially those set forth under the heading "Financial Expectations - Continuing Operations," "Highlights" and those attributed to our President and Chief Executive Officer in this document.  These and other forward-looking statements may be identified by the fact that they use words such as "guidance," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," "believes" or similar expressions.  Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations.  The factors described in Item 1A of Part I of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2015, captioned "Risk Factors," or otherwise described in the Company's filings with the SEC provide examples of such risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from the expectations the Company describes in its forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, pharmaceutical outsourcing trends, competitive pricing or product developments, market acceptance and adoption rate of its customers' products, government legislation and regulations (including those pertaining to environmental issues), tax rate, interest rate, technology, manufacturing and legal issues, including the outcome of outstanding litigation, environmental matters, changes in foreign exchange rates, uncollectible receivables, the timing of orders or shipments and the Company's ability to meet its production plan and customer delivery schedules, expected timing of completion of capacity expansions, our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, loss on disposition of assets, the Company's ability to dispose of Zenara assets held for sale, cancellations or delays in renewal of contracts, lack of suitable raw materials, the Company's ability to receive regulatory approvals for its products, continued demand in the U.S. for late stage clinical products and the successful outcome of the Company's investment in new products.

For further details and a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, investors are encouraged to review the Cambrex Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, including the Forward-Looking Statement sections therein, and other filings with the SEC.  The Company cautions investors and potential investors not to place significant reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release and to give careful consideration to the risks and uncertainties listed above and contained in the Company's SEC filings.  The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this document, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of these statements.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations are non-GAAP financial measures.  The Company defines EBITDA as operating profit plus depreciation and amortization expense and Adjusted EBITDA excludes the impact of any potential acquisitions, restructuring activities and charges related to any future sale or closure of the Company's Zenara business located in Hyderabad, India.  Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations is calculated in a manner consistent with that shown in the table at the end of this release.  Other companies may have different definitions of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations.  Therefore, these measures may not be comparable with non-GAAP financial measures provided by other companies.  EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations should not be considered alternatives to measurements required by U.S. GAAP, such as net income or operating profit, and should not be considered a measure of Cambrex's liquidity.  Cambrex uses EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations among several other metrics to assess and analyze its operational results and trends.  Cambrex also believes EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations are useful to investors because they are common operating performance metrics as well as metrics routinely used to assess potential enterprise value.  Cambrex has provided a reconciliation of U.S. GAAP amounts to non-GAAP amounts at the end of this press release.
 
CAMBREX CORPORATION
Statements of Profit and Loss
For the Quarters Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015
(in thousands, except per-share data)
 
    2016     2015
        % of         % of
    Amount   Sales     Amount   Sales
 
Gross Sales $ 99,867         $ 92,350      
Commissions, Allowances and Rebates   565           615      
Net Sales   99,302           91,735      
                   
Other Revenue, Net     97             1,244      
                   
Net Revenues     99,399             92,979      
                   
Cost of Goods Sold     61,797       61.9 %       57,299       62.0 %
                   
Gross Profit     37,602       37.7 %       35,680       38.6 %
                   
Operating Expenses:                  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses     14,950       15.0 %       13,989       15.1 %
Research and Development Expenses     3,193       3.2 %       3,672       4.0 %
Total Operating Expenses     18,143       18.2 %       17,661       19.1 %
                   
Operating Profit     19,459       19.5 %       18,019       19.5 %
                   
Other Expenses/(Income):                  
Interest Expense, Net     366             517      
Other (Income)/Expenses, Net     (71 )           296      
                   
Income Before Income Taxes     19,164       19.2 %       17,206       18.6 %
                   
Provision for Income Taxes     5,443             5,330      
                   
Income from Continuing Operations $   13,721       13.7 %   $   11,876       12.9 %
                   
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax     (4,503 )           (129 )    
                   
Net Income $   9,218       9.2 %   $   11,747       12.7 %
                   
Basic Earnings/(Loss) per Share of Common Stock:                  
Income from Continuing Operations $   0.43         $   0.38      
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax $   (0.14 )       $   (0.01 )    
Net Income $   0.29         $   0.37      
                   
Diluted Earnings/(Loss) per Share of Common Stock:                  
Income from Continuing Operations $   0.42         $   0.36      
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax $   (0.14 )       $   (0.00 )    
Net Income $   0.28         $   0.36      
                   
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding                    
Basic     32,149             31,471      
Diluted     32,999             32,593      
                   

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Statements of Profit and Loss
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015
(in thousands, except per-share data)
           
    2016     2015
      % of       % of
    Amount Sales     Amount Sales
                   
Gross Sales $   312,856         $   276,913      
Commissions, Allowances and Rebates     1,901             1,431      
Net Sales     310,955             275,482      
                   
Other Revenue, Net     1,823             1,657      
                   
Net Revenues     312,778             277,139      
                   
Cost of Goods Sold     187,720       60.0 %       166,435       60.1 %
                   
Gross Profit     125,058       40.0 %       110,704       40.0 %
                   
Operating Expenses:                  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses     42,602       13.6 %       41,818       15.1 %
Research and Development Expenses     10,796       3.5 %       9,030       3.3 %
Total Operating Expenses     53,398       17.1 %       50,848       18.4 %
                   
Operating Profit     71,660       22.9 %       59,856       21.6 %
                   
Other Expenses:                  
Interest Expense, Net     357             1,467      
Other Expenses, Net     143             126      
                   
Income Before Income Taxes     71,160       22.7 %       58,263       21.0 %
                   
Provision for Income Taxes     21,784             18,569      
                   
Income from Continuing Operations $   49,376       15.8 %   $   39,694       14.3 %
                   
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax     (5,082 )           (291 )    
                   
Net Income $   44,294       14.2 %   $   39,403       14.2 %
                   
Basic Earnings/(Loss) per Share of Common Stock:                  
Income from Continuing Operations $   1.54         $   1.27      
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax $   (0.16 )       $   (0.01 )    
Net Income $   1.38         $   1.26      
                   
Diluted Earnings/(Loss) per Share of Common Stock:                  
Income from Continuing Operations $   1.50         $   1.22      
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax $   (0.15 )       $   0.00      
Net Income $   1.35         $   1.22      
                   
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding                  
Basic     32,034             31,339      
Diluted     32,905             32,428      
                   

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015
(in thousands)
             
    September 30,     December 31,  
Assets   2016     2015  
             
Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 90,736   $ 43,974  
Trade Receivables, Net   37,995     90,920  
Other Receivables   7,381     7,278  
Inventories, Net   143,887     109,920  
Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets   9,021     7,187  
Total Current Assets   289,020     259,279  
             
Property, Plant and Equipment, Net   209,213     186,487  
Goodwill   32,687     32,063  
Intangible Assets, Net   7,564     6,691  
Deferred Income Taxes   12,494     19,259  
Other Non-Current Assets   4,082     1,760  
             
Total Assets $ 555,060   $ 505,539  
             
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity            
             
Accounts Payable $ 36,776   $ 39,257  
Deferred Revenue and Advance Payments   5,230     16,298  
Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities   36,915     44,247  
Short-Term Debt   -     30,000  
Total Current Liabilities   78,921     129,802  
             
Advance Payments   39,000     -  
Deferred Income Taxes   6,876     7,735  
Accrued Pension Benefits   41,122     42,661  
Other Non-Current Liabilities   22,197     14,506  
             
Total Liabilities $ 188,116   $ 194,704  
             
Stockholders' Equity $ 366,944   $ 310,835  
             
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 555,060   $ 505,539  
             

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Results
For the Quarters and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015
(in thousands)
             
    Third Quarter 2016         Third Quarter 2015
             
Operating Profit $   19,459       $ 18,019
             
Merger and Acquisition Expenses     430         -
             
Restructuring Expenses     (47 )       -
             
Adjusted Operating Profit     19,842         18,019
             
Depreciation and Amortization     6,443         5,635
             
Adjusted EBITDA $   26,285       $ 23,654
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
    Nine Months 2016         Nine Months 2015
             
Operating Profit $   71,660       $ 59,856
             
Merger and Acquisition Expenses     430         -
             
Restructuring Expenses     397         -
             
Adjusted Operating Profit     72,487         59,856
             
Depreciation and Amortization     17,717         16,320
             
Adjusted EBITDA $   90,204       $ 76,176
             

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Results
For the Quarters and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015
(in thousands)
                   
  Third Quarter 2016   Third Quarter 2015
        DilutedEPS         DilutedEPS
Income from Continuing Operations $   13,721   $   0.42     $   11,876   $   0.36  
 
Merger and Acquisition Expenses       430       0.01         -       -  
Restructuring Expenses       (47 )     (0.00 )       -       -  
Stock-Based Compensation       1,889       0.06         1,434       0.04  
Stock-Based Compensation Tax 1       (660 )     (0.02 )       (502 )     (0.02 )
Amortization of Purchased Intangibles     227       0.01         245       0.01  
                         
Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations 2 $   15,560   $   0.47     $   13,053   $   0.40  
                         
                         
  Nine Months 2016   Nine Months 2015
        DilutedEPS         DilutedEPS
Income from Continuing Operations $   49,376   $   1.50     $   39,694   $   1.22  
                         
Merger and Acquisition Expenses       430       0.01         -       -  
Restructuring Expenses       397       0.01         -       -  
Stock-Based Compensation       5,189       0.16         3,837       0.12  
Stock-Based Compensation Tax 1       (1,816 )     (0.06 )       (1,343 )     (0.04 )
Amortization of Purchased Intangibles     614       0.02         580       0.02  
                         
Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations 2 $   54,190   $   1.65     $   42,768   $   1.32  
                         
Tax rate estimated at 35% for stock-based compensation.
Diluted earnings per share for adjusted income from continuing operations is based on the weighted number of diluted shares outstanding for the quarter and year. As such, the sum of the quarters may not necessarily equal the full year. In addition, the sum of the line items may not equal due to rounding.
 
Contact: Gregory SargenExecutive Vice President & CFO                                                                   Tel: +201.804.3055Email: gregory.sargen@cambrex.com

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