NeoGenomics Reports Record Revenue Of $66.1 Million On 16% Volume Growth And 13% Reduction In Average Cost Per Test In The Second Quarter Of 2017

Published: Jul 25, 2017

FT. MYERS, FL--(Marketwired - July 25, 2017) - NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEO), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, today reported its results for the second quarter of 2017.

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights:

• 16% increase in clinical genetic testing volume(1)
• 5% increase in consolidated revenue to $66.1 million
• 13% reduction in average cost per clinical genetic test(1)
• Significant improvement in Gross Margin to 47.2% from 45.3% in Q2 16
• GAAP EPS of ($0.03) per share and non-GAAP Adj. Diluted EPS(2) of $0.04 per share

Consolidated revenues for the second quarter were $66.1 million, an increase of 5% over the same period last year. Clinical genetic test volume(1) increased 16% year over year, and average revenue per clinical genetic test ("Revenue per Test") decreased by 8% to $355, primarily due to changes in test mix as a result of our leadership in the rapidly growing field of immuno-oncology testing, which currently has lower average pricing because of the large influx of PD-L1 testing.

Consolidated gross profit improved by $2.6 million compared to last year's second quarter and consolidated gross margin improved by 190 basis points to 47.2%. Gross margin improvement was driven by increased clinical test volume and realization of certain Clarient synergies. Average cost-of-goods-sold per clinical genetic test ("Cost per Test") declined by 13% compared to the second quarter of 2016.

Consolidated operating expenses increased by $3.5 million, or 13%, from Quarter 2 2016, primarily as a result of increased payroll, depreciation, non-cash stock-based compensation, and bad debt expenses. However, second quarter operating expenses also included $264,000 of one-time expenses associated with moving our Irvine, CA facility into our Aliso Viejo, CA facility and restoring the Irvine location back to its original condition at the end of the lease term.

Interest expense for the quarter decreased by $37,000, or 3%, from the second quarter of 2016 as a result of refinancing our bank debt in December of 2016 at significantly lower interest rates.

Net loss in Quarter 2 was ($43,000), versus a net profit of $413,000 in last year's second quarter. GAAP loss per share available to common stockholders, after deducting non-cash preferred stock charges, was ($0.03) in Quarter 2, versus ($0.07) per share in last year's second quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA(2) was $9.2 million in the second quarter, unchanged from the prior year. Adjusted Net Income(2) was $3.9 million as compared to $3.7 million in the prior year. Adjusted Diluted EPS(2) was $0.04 per share, unchanged from last year's second quarter.

Douglas M. VanOort, the Company's Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are very pleased with our second quarter results. Virtually every measure of performance improved compared with the first quarter. Clinical Division test volume growth strengthened to one of its highest levels since 2015, and Revenue per Test stabilized. Service levels returned to the pre-integration levels of excellence to which our customers are accustomed. Cost per Test improved and gross margin increased by 310 basis points compared to Quarter 1. Adjusted EBITDA grew by 30% from last quarter and represented a 47% contribution on the sequential revenue growth. Billing processes also improved, and accounts receivable expressed in terms of days sales outstanding fell by over five days."

Mr. VanOort continued, "Our Pharma Services Division continues to have excellent momentum as revenue increased by 26% from Quarter 1. During the quarter, we booked $11.3 million of net new contracts and our backlog of signed contracts is up nearly 80% from a year ago to $46.5 million. We are investing to expand our service outside the U.S. with our new Geneva, Switzerland lab facility on track to open early in the fourth quarter. Customers are excited about the new Lab, and we have already signed a $1.5 million contract for this facility and are in discussions for other meaningful contracts."

Mr. VanOort concluded, "Second quarter results were right on track with our plans, and showed excellent improvement in numerous areas. Our laboratory teams are doing a terrific job, with costs coming down as synergies are realized, and service levels getting back to the very high bar we set for ourselves. We are particularly pleased with the record high scores achieved in a recent customer survey, which indicates that our customers are seeing and feeling this return to excellent service. Our Clinical sales teams are now fully engaged in selling activities once again and are closing business and gaining momentum. Our pipeline of Clinical and Pharma customer opportunities is as strong as it's ever been, and we are enthusiastic about what our Company can achieve."

Full-Year 2017 Financial Outlook:

NeoGenomics also today reiterated the guidance for fiscal year 2017 that was released with its Quarter 1, 2017 Earnings Release on April 26, 2017. While the Company currently expects full year revenue to be biased toward the high end of the guidance range, full year Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be biased toward the lower end of the range due to continued investments in the Pharma Services business and temporarily higher bad debt expenses while the Company normalizes its post-integration bad debt reserves. The Company reserves the right to adjust this guidance at any time based on the ongoing execution of its business plan. Current and prospective investors are encouraged to perform their own due diligence before buying or selling any of the Company's securities, and are reminded that forward guidance should not be construed as a guarantee of future performance.

  1. Clinical genetic tests exclude tests performed for Pharma Services customers and tests performed by PathLogic.
  2. NeoGenomics has provided adjusted financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP, including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Diluted EPS. Each of these measures is defined in the section of this report entitled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures," and the basis for using these measures is explained in the section entitled "Basis for Non-GAAP Adjustments." See also the tables reconciling such measures to their closest GAAP equivalent.

Conference Call

The Company has scheduled a web-cast and conference call to discuss their Q2 2017 results on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT. Interested investors should dial (877) 407-8035 (domestic) and (201) 689-8035 (international) at least five minutes prior to the call. A replay of the conference call will be available until 10:00 PM on August 8, 2017 and can be accessed by dialing (877) 481-4010 (domestic) and (919) 882-2331 (international). The playback conference ID Number is 15920. The web-cast may be accessed under the Investor Relations section of our website at www.neogenomics.com or http://www.investorcalendar.com/event/15920. An archive of the web-cast will be available until 10:00 PM on October 25, 2017.

About NeoGenomics, Inc.

NeoGenomics, Inc. specializes in cancer genetics testing and information services. The Company provides one of the most comprehensive oncology-focused testing menus in the world for Physicians to help them diagnose and treat cancer. The Company's Pharma Services division serves pharmaceutical clients in clinical trials and drug development.

Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, NeoGenomics operates CLIA certified laboratories in Aliso Viejo, Fresno, and West Sacramento, California; Tampa and Fort Myers, Florida; Houston, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee. NeoGenomics serves the needs of pathologists, oncologists, academic centers, hospital systems, pharmaceutical firms, integrated service delivery networks, and managed care organizations throughout the United States. For additional information about NeoGenomics, visit http://neogenomics.com/.

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