Genomic Health Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results And Reports Recent Business Progress

Published: Aug 02, 2017

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX) today reported financial results and business progress for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Total revenue was $85.5 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with $82.0 million in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 4 percent, and an increase of 5 percent on a constant currency basis.i

U.S. product revenue was $72.4 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with $69.6 million in the second quarter of 2016. U.S. invasive breast revenue from Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score® test sales was $65.6 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with $64.4 million in the second quarter of 2016. U.S. prostate revenue from Oncotype DX® Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) test sales was $4.1 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2016.

International product revenue was $13.1 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with $12.3 million in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 6 percent, and an increase of 10 percent on a constant currency basis.i

"In the second quarter, we continued to deliver solid results reflecting both the strength and differentiation of our clinical data and unmatched commercial channel, generating a 9 percent increase in test volume and a 4 percent increase in revenue," said Kim Popovits, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president of Genomic Health. "Importantly, we delivered operating leverage and made significant progress toward our goal of delivering full-year profitability, having improved net loss by $9 million in the first half of the year."

More than 31,550 Oncotype test results were delivered in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 9 percent, compared with more than 29,060 test results delivered in the same period in 2016. Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score tests delivered in the U.S. grew 5 percent and Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score tests delivered in the U.S. grew 38 percent compared with the second quarter of the prior year. International tests delivered grew 12 percent compared with the same period of the prior year and represented approximately 24 percent of total test volume in the second quarter of 2017.

Operating loss for the second quarter of 2017 improved to $3.1 million, compared with $5.1 million for the second quarter of 2016. Net loss was $2.7 million, or 8 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2017, compared with a net loss of $6.1 million, or 18 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2016. Basic and diluted net loss per share was $0.08 for the second quarter of 2017, compared with basic and diluted net loss per share of $0.18 for the second quarter of 2016.

Total revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $169.5 million compared with $162.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, an increase of 4 percent. On a constant currency basis, revenue increased 5 percent compared with the same period in the prior year.i

International product revenue was $26.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017, compared with $22.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, an increase of 16 percent, and an increase of 20 percent on a constant currency basis.i

Operating loss improved to $6.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 compared with an operating loss of $13.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016. Net loss was $3.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 compared with a net loss of $12.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016.

Cash and cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities at June 30, 2017 were $109.8 million, compared with $87.7 million at December 31, 2016 excluding the fair value of the company's investment in a marketable security of $9.3 million.

2017 Financial Outlook

The company is providing the following adjusted financial guidance for the full year ending December 31, 2017:

  • Total revenue of between $345 to $355 million (formerly $355 to $370 million); and
  • Profit for the full-year at either end of revenue range (formerly profit at revenue above $362.5 million).

"While the timing of important reimbursement drivers has delayed the pace of revenue growth, we expect to deliver full-year profitability at these revised revenue levels, including double-digit revenue growth in the fourth quarter," said Brad Cole, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Genomic Health. "We expect full-year CMS intermediate prostate coverage and the implementation of both PAMA reimbursement rates and AJCC staging criteria, along with increased global market penetration, to drive strong revenue growth in 2018."

Recent Business Highlights

  • Presented new results from a large, community-based, multi-center clinical validation study conducted at Kaiser Permanente at the American Urological Association (AUA) 2017 Annual Meeting. The results confirmed that the Oncotype DX GPS test is a strong independent predictor of prostate cancer-specific death and disease progression (metastases) at 10 years in men with localized prostate cancer.
  • Data from two Oncotype DX GPS test analyses based on a prospective, multi-center, 1,200-patient study were also presented at AUA, including results that represent the first-ever prospective validation of a tissue-based molecular marker in prostate cancer. The second analysis, presented at AUA and published online in Urology, reinforced that the GPS test significantly increases use of and persistence on active surveillance.
  • Initiated an early access Clinical Utility Program for select centers around the country in preparation for the commercial launch of the Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect test in collaboration with Epic Sciences.
  • The 15th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference Expert Panel published updated guidelines endorsing the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test for guiding treatment decisions on adjuvant chemotherapy in both node-negative and node-positive patients (up to three nodes).
  • Breast Cancer Research and Treatmentpublished positive five-year clinical outcomes results from the PlanB study led by the West German Study Group (WSG) in 93 centers across Germany. The study showed that women with Recurrence Score® results of 11 or less who were treated with hormonal therapy alone had excellent outcomes with 94 percent disease-free survival rates at five years despite having high-risk disease by traditional parameters.
  • Presented results from eight studies across breast, prostate and kidney cancers that provide additional evidence of the value of Oncotype DX tests in predicting clinically meaningful endpoints and outcomes across cancer types at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Conference Call Details 
To access the live conference call today, August 1 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time via phone, please dial (877) 303-7208 from the United States and Canada, or +1 (224) 357-2389 internationally.  The conference call ID is 47057890. Please dial in approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. To access the live and subsequently archived webcast of the conference call, go to the Investor Relations section of the company's web site at http://investor.genomichealth.com. Please connect to the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the presentation to allow for any software download that may be necessary.

About Genomic Health 
Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX) is the world's leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests that help optimize cancer care, including addressing the overtreatment of the disease, one of the greatest issues in healthcare today. With its Oncotype IQ® Genomic Intelligence Platform, the company is applying its world-class scientific and commercial expertise and infrastructure to lead the translation of clinical and genomic big data into actionable results for treatment planning throughout the cancer patient journey, from diagnosis to treatment selection and monitoring. The Oncotype IQ portfolio of genomic tests and services currently consists of the company's flagship line of Oncotype DX® gene expression tests that have been used to guide treatment decisions for more than 800,000 cancer patients worldwide. Genomic Health is expanding its test portfolio to include additional liquid- and tissue-based tests, including the recently launched Oncotype SEQ® Liquid Select test. The company is based in Redwood City, California, with international headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, please visit, www.GenomicHealth.com and follow the company on Twitter: @GenomicHealthFacebookYouTube and LinkedIn.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the company's beliefs regarding its future performance, including updated financial guidance for the full year 2017; the commercial performance of its tests; the attributes and focus of the company's product pipeline; the ability of any potential tests the company may develop to optimize cancer treatment; and the ability of the company to develop and commercialize, and collaborate with third parties to commercialize, additional tests in the future. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that the company may not achieve its updated 2017 guidance estimates and the assumptions underlying such guidance; the risks and uncertainties associated with the regulation of the company's tests; the results of clinical studies and their impact on reimbursement and adoption; the applicability of clinical study results to actual outcomes; the company's ability to develop and commercialize new tests and expand into new markets domestically and internationally; the commercial success of any collaborations entered into by the company; the risk that the company may not obtain or maintain sufficient levels of reimbursement, domestically or abroad, for its existing tests and any future tests it may develop; the risks of competition; unanticipated costs or delays in research and development efforts; the company's ability to obtain capital when needed and the other risks set forth in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risks set forth in the company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

To read full press release, please click here.

Back to news