OraSure Announces Record Revenues for Full-Year and Fourth Quarter 2015

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Feb. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR), a leader in point-of-care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, today announced its consolidated financial results for the full-year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Financial Highlights

  • Consolidated net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 were $32.4 million, a 13% increase from the fourth quarter of 2014. Consolidated net revenues for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $119.7 million, a 12% increase from 2014.
     
  • The Company’s molecular collection systems subsidiary, DNA Genotek (“DNAG”), contributed $7.8 million in net revenues during the fourth quarter of 2015, which represents a 24% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014.  Net revenues from this segment for the full-year of 2015 were $29.9 million, a 26% increase from 2014.
     
  • Net domestic revenues from sales of the Company’s OraQuick® rapid HCV test were $2.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, representing a 160% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014 and 41% sequential growth from the third quarter of 2015.  Net domestic product revenues for this product were $7.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, a 78% increase from 2014.  Total HCV-related revenues, including exclusivity payments recognized under the HCV co-promotion agreement with AbbVie, were $7.4 million and $24.9 million for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2015, respectively, as compared to $5.1 million and $14.8 million for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2014, respectively.
     
  • Consolidated net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $4.6 million, or $0.08 per share on a fully-diluted basis, which compares to a consolidated net loss of $2.7 million, or $0.05 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2014.  Consolidated net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $8.2 million, or $0.14 per share on a fully-diluted basis, which compares to a consolidated net loss of $4.6 million, or $0.08 per share, for 2014.  The Company’s bottom line results for the full-year of 2014 included a $5.5 million payment received as a result of the termination of the Company’s drug assay collaboration with Roche Diagnostics.  This payment was recorded as an offset to expenses in the second quarter of 2014 and did not recur in 2015.
  • Cash and short-term investments totaled $101.3 million and working capital amounted to $111.5 million at December 31, 2015.

“We are pleased with our fourth quarter and full-year 2015 performance,” said Douglas A. Michels, President and CEO of OraSure Technologies.  “Both our quarterly and annual revenues reached record levels.  Our molecular collection systems and HCV product lines continue to be the primary growth drivers for our business and the strong fourth quarter finish creates a solid foundation as we start the new year.”

Financial Results

Consolidated net product revenues for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2015 increased 13% and 6% over the comparable periods of 2014, respectively, primarily as a result of higher sales of the Company’s molecular collection systems, OraQuick® HCV and Intercept® products.  Higher sales of the Company’s OraQuick® In-Home HIV test also contributed to the increase in current quarter revenues.  These increases were partially offset by lower sales of the Company’s OraQuick® professional HIV and cryosurgical systems products.    In addition, net product revenues for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2015 included $1.0 million and $2.3 million, respectively, in sales of the Company’s OraQuick® Ebola Rapid Antigen test.  This test was not sold in 2014.

Consolidated other revenues for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2015 were $3.7 million and $15.3 million, respectively.  Other revenues in the current quarter included $3.4 million of exclusivity payments recognized under the Company’s HCV co-promotion agreement with AbbVie and $319,000 of Ebola-related funding received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (“BARDA”).  Other revenue in the full-year of 2015 included $13.5 million of AbbVie exclusivity payments and $1.8 million in BARDA funding.  Other revenues in the fourth quarter and full-year of 2014 included $3.4 million and $7.6 million of AbbVie exclusivity payments, respectively.

Consolidated gross margin for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015 was 68% and 67%, respectively.  Consolidated gross margin for both the three months and year ended December 31, 2014 was 63%. Gross margin for the current quarter increased largely due to a reduction in royalty expense and in scrap and spoilage costs.  Gross margin for the full-year improved largely due to the $7.7 million increase in other revenues, a reduction in royalty expense, and a favorable change in the exchange rate between the Canadian and U.S. dollar.  Other revenues contributed approximately 500 and 300 basis points to gross margin for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.  The full-year 2015 impact of the favorable change in exchange rate was approximately $800,000, as compared to approximately $400,000 in 2014.

Consolidated operating expenses decreased to $17.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to $20.5 million in the comparable period of 2014.  This decrease was largely due to lower costs associated with the AbbVie co-promotion agreement, lower research and development expenses, and a favorable change in the Canadian - U.S. dollar exchange rate.

For the year ended December 31, 2015, consolidated operating expenses were $72.2 million, an increase from the $71.4 million reported for the year ended December 31, 2014.  This increase was largely due to the absence of the $5.5 million Roche termination payment received in 2014 which was treated as an expense reduction, higher legal costs, and increased costs associated with the AbbVie co-promotion agreement, partially offset by lower promotional expenses for the Company’s OraQuick® In-Home HIV test and the impact of a favorable change in the Canadian – U.S. dollar exchange rate.  Promotional expenses for the OraQuick® In-Home HIV test were $1.8 million and $8.5 million for the full-year of 2015 and 2014, respectively.  The full-year 2015 impact of the favorable change in exchange rate was approximately $2.0 million, as compared to $900,000 in 2014.

The Company’s cash and short-term investment balance totaled $101.3 million at December 31, 2015 compared to $97.9 million at December 31, 2014.  Working capital was $111.5 million at December 31, 2015 compared to $104.8 million at December 31, 2014.  For the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company generated $15.8 million in cash from operations.

First Quarter 2016 Outlook

The Company expects consolidated net revenues to range from $28.5 to $29.0 million and is projecting consolidated net income of between $0.01 and $0.02 per share.

Financial Data

Condensed Consolidated Financial Data
(In thousands, except per-share data)
          
Unaudited
      
  Three months ended  Year ended
December 31,  December 31,
  2015 2014  2015 2014
Results of Operations         
Net revenues $32,382  $28,681   $119,719  $106,464 
Cost of products sold  10,452   10,704    39,426   39,840 
Gross profit  21,930   17,977    80,293   66,624 
Operating expenses:         
Research and development  2,693   3,817    11,654   12,058 
Sales and marketing  8,623   10,290    35,088   41,118 
General and administrative  6,522   6,433    25,493   23,750 
Gain on contract termination  -   -    -   (5,500)
Total operating expenses  17,838   20,540    72,235   71,426 
Operating income (loss)  4,092   (2,563)   8,058   (4,802)
Other income  379   287    774   531 
Income (loss) before income taxes  4,471   (2,276)   8,832   (4,271)
Income tax (benefit) expense  (145)  376    665   343 
Net income (loss) $4,616  $(2,652)  $8,167  $(4,614)
Earnings (loss) per share:         
Basic $0.08  $(0.05)  $0.14  $(0.08)
Diluted $0.08  $(0.05)  $0.14  $(0.08)
          
Weighted average shares:         
Basic  56,308   56,105    56,397   55,949 
Diluted  56,678   56,105    56,846   55,949 


Summary of Net Revenues by Market and Product (Unaudited
)

  Three Months Ended December 31,  
  Dollars    Percentage of
Total Net
Revenues
 
Market2015  2014  %
Change
 2015  2014 
                  
Infectious disease testing$14,546  $12,602   15 %45% 44%
Substance abuse testing 2,686   2,250   19   8  8 
Cryosurgical systems 2,964   3,377   (12)  9  11 
Molecular collection systems 7,775   6,255   24   24  22 
Insurance risk assessment 695   800   (13)  2  3 
 Net product revenues 28,666   25,284   13   88  88 
Other  3,716   3,397   9   12  12 
 Net revenues$32,382  $28,681   13 % 100% 100%
                  


  Year Ended December 31,  
  Dollars
     Percentage of
Total Net
Revenues
 
Market2015  2014  %
Change
 2015  2014 
                    
Infectious disease testing$49,129  $47,515   3 %41%45%
Substance abuse testing 10,271   8,437   22   8  8 
Cryosurgical systems 11,920   15,505   (23)  10  15 
Molecular collection systems 29,924   23,778   26   25  22 
Insurance risk assessment 3,214   3,659   (12)  3  3 
 Net product revenues 104,458   98,894   6   87  93 
Other  15,261   7,570   102   13  7 
 Net revenues$119,719  $106,464   12 % 100% 100%
                    


  Three Months Ended  Year Ended 
  December 31,   December 31,  
HIV Revenues2015  2014   %
Change
  2015  2014   %
Change
 
                           
Domestic$6,809  $8,363   (19)% $24,956  $29,933   (17)%
International 415   587   (29)   2,410   2,483   (3) 
Domestic OTC 2,069   1,502   38    6,992   6,493   8  
 Net product revenues$9,293  $10,452   (11)% $34,358  $38,909   (12)%
                           


  Three Months Ended
 Year Ended
  December 31, 
 December 31, 
HCV Revenues2015 2014 %
Change
 2015 2014 %
Change
               
Domestic$2,698 $1,036 160% $7,502 $4,220  78%
International 1,306  707 85   3,884  3,048  27 
 Net product revenues 4,004  1,743 130   11,386  7,268  57 
Amortization of exclusivity payments 3,397  3,397    13,479  7,570  78 
 Net HCV-related revenues$7,401 $5,140 44% $24,865 $14,838  68%
               


  Three Months Ended
 Year Ended
  December 31, 
 December 31, 
Intercept® Revenues2015  2014  %
Change
 2015  2014  %
Change
                       
Net Intercept® revenues$2,048  $1,629  26% $7,813  $6,101  28%


  Three Months Ended  Year Ended
  December 31,   December 31, 
Cryosurgical Systems Revenues
2015
 
2014
  %
Change
 
2015
  
2014
  %
Change
                           
Domestic professional$1,043  $2,149   (51)% $4,311  $6,750   (36)%
International professional 157   111   41    916   693   32  
Domestic over-the-counter 90   108   (17)   390   108   261  
International over-the-counter 1,674   1,009   66    6,303   7,954   (21) 
 Net cryosurgical systems revenues$2,964  $3,377   (12)% $11,920  $15,505   (23)%
                           


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  (Unaudited)  
 December 31, 2015 December 31, 2014
Assets   
 $94,094  $92,867 
Cash
Short-term investments 7,225   5,000 
Accounts receivable, net 19,265   16,138 
Inventories 13,242   15,763 
Other current assets 2,888   1,446 
Property and equipment, net 20,083   17,934 
Intangible assets, net 12,591   17,505 
Goodwill 18,250   21,734 
Other non-current assets 1,683   1,246 
Total assets$189,321  $189,633 
        
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   
Accounts payable$5,087  $7,148 
Deferred revenue 9,735   8,043 
Other current liabilities 10,412   11,271 
Other non-current liabilities 1,768   1,234 
Deferred income taxes 2,883   3,236 
Stockholders’ equity 159,436   158,701 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$189,321  $189,633 


 Year ended
December 31, 
Additional Financial Data (Unaudited) 2015   2014
       
Capital expenditures$  3,744  $  3,005
Depreciation and amortization$  5,696  $  6,307
Stock-based compensation$  6,046  $  5,744
Cash provided by operating activities$  15,773  $  7,526
       

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast to discuss the Company’s 2015 full-year and fourth quarter financial results, certain business developments and financial guidance for the first quarter of 2016, beginning today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). On the call will be Douglas A. Michels, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ronald H. Spair, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. The call will include prepared remarks by management and a question and answer session.

In order to listen to the conference call, please either dial 844-831-3030 (Domestic) or 315-625-6887 (International) and reference Conference ID #20249565 or go to OraSure Technologies' web site, www.orasure.com, and click on the Investor Relations page. Please click on the webcast link and follow the prompts for registration and access 10 minutes prior to the call. A replay of the call will be archived on OraSure Technologies' web site shortly after the call has ended and will be available for seven days. A replay of the call can also be accessed until February 10, 2016, by dialing 855-859-2056 (Domestic) or 404-537-3406 (International) and entering the Conference ID #20249565.

About OraSure Technologies

OraSure Technologies is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of point-of-care diagnostic and collection devices and other technologies designed to detect or diagnose critical medical conditions. Its first-to-market, innovative products include rapid tests for the detection of antibodies to HIV and HCV on the OraQuick® platform, oral fluid sample collection, stabilization and preparation products for molecular diagnostic applications, and oral fluid laboratory tests for detecting various drugs of abuse. OraSure's portfolio of products is sold globally to various clinical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and other public health organizations, research and academic institutions, distributors, government agencies, physicians' offices, commercial and industrial entities and consumers. The Company's products enable healthcare providers to deliver critical information to patients, empowering them to make decisions to improve and protect their health.

Important Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including with respect to expected revenues and earnings/loss per share. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results. Known and unknown factors that could cause actual performance or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in these statements include, but are not limited to:  ability to market and sell products, whether through our internal, direct sales force or third parties; ability to manufacture products in accordance with applicable specifications, performance standards and quality requirements; ability to obtain, and timing and cost of obtaining, necessary regulatory approvals for new products or new indications or applications for existing products; ability to comply with applicable regulatory requirements; ability to effectively resolve warning letters, audit observations and other findings or comments from the FDA or other regulators; changes in relationships, including disputes or disagreements, with strategic partners or other parties and reliance on strategic partners for the performance of critical activities under collaborative arrangements; our ability to achieve financial and performance objectives under the HCV co-promotion agreement with AbbVie; failure of distributors or other customers to meet purchase forecasts, historic purchase levels or minimum purchase requirements for our products; impact of replacing distributors; inventory levels at distributors and other customers; ability of DNAG to achieve its financial and strategic objectives and continue to increase its revenues; ability to identify, complete, integrate and realize the full benefits of future acquisitions; impact of competitors, competing products and technology changes; impact of negative economic conditions, high unemployment and poor credit conditions; reduction or deferral of public funding available to customers; competition from new or better technology or lower cost products; ability to develop, commercialize and market new products; market acceptance of oral fluid testing or other products; changes in market acceptance of products based on product performance or other factors, including changes in CDC or other testing guidelines, algorithms or other recommendations; ability to fund research and development and other products and operations; ability to obtain and maintain new or existing product distribution channels; reliance on sole supply sources for critical products and components; availability of related products produced by third parties or products required for use of our products; history of losses and ability to achieve sustained profitability; ability to utilize net operating loss carry forwards or other deferred tax assets; volatility of OraSure’s stock price; uncertainty relating to patent protection and potential patent infringement claims; uncertainty and costs of litigation relating to patents and other intellectual property; availability of licenses to patents or other technology; ability to enter into international manufacturing agreements; obstacles to international marketing and manufacturing of products; ability to sell products internationally, including the impact of changes in international funding sources and testing algorithms; adverse movements in foreign currency exchange rates; loss or impairment of sources of capital;  ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; exposure to product liability and other types of litigation; changes in international, federal or state laws and regulations; customer consolidations and inventory practices; equipment failures and ability to obtain needed raw materials and components; the impact of terrorist attacks and civil unrest; and general political, business and economic conditions.   These and other factors are discussed more fully in the Company’s  Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including its registration statements, Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings with the SEC. Although forward-looking statements help to provide information about future prospects, readers should keep in mind that forward-looking statements may not be reliable. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and OraSure Technologies undertakes no duty to update these statements.

CONTACT: Company Contact:

Ronald H. Spair
Chief Financial Officer
610-882-1820
Investorinfo@orasure.com
www.orasure.com

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