Quidel Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL), a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Second Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Total revenue increased 5% to $108.3 million, and on a constant currency basis grew 7%, as compared to $103.2 million in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Cardiac Immunoassay revenue was $68.0 million on a reported basis, comparable to prior year on a constant currency basis.
  • Molecular Diagnostic Solutions revenue was $4.2 million, 7% growth from the second quarter of 2018.
  • Reported GAAP EPS of $0.03 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2019, as compared to $(0.08) per share in the second quarter of 2018. Reported non-GAAP EPS of $0.36 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2019, as compared to $0.37 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Received 510(k) clearance for Quidel Triage® TOX Drug Screen toxicology assay.
  • Recorded second $48.0 million payment to Abbott; outstanding principal balance on deferred and contingent consideration for the acquired Cardiac assets is now approximately $184.0 million.
  • Reduced debt by an additional $60.4 million through convertible note exchange transactions ($45.4 million) and accelerated Revolving Credit Facility payment ($15.0 million).

Second Quarter 2019 Results

Total revenue for the second quarter of 2019 was $108.3 million, versus $103.2 million for the second quarter of 2018. The 5% increase in sales from the second quarter of 2018 was primarily driven by growth in the Rapid Immunoassay business, and to a lesser extent, by growth in Molecular and Specialized Diagnostic Solutions. Total revenue grew 7% in the quarter on a constant currency basis.

Rapid Immunoassay product revenue, which includes QuickVue, Sofia and Eye Health products, increased 30% in the second quarter of 2019 to $21.8 million, primarily due to a $6.2 million increase in Influenza revenue from the second quarter of 2018. Cardiac Immunoassay revenue, which includes revenue from the Triage, Triage Toxicology and Beckman BNP products acquired in October 2017, totaled $68.0 million in the second quarter of 2019. Excluding the foreign exchange impact, Cardiac revenue was $69.9 million, comparable to last year. Molecular Diagnostic Solutions revenue increased 7% to $4.2 million, led by 26% revenue growth from Solana, our instrumented molecular diagnostic system. Specialized Diagnostic Solutions revenue, which includes revenue from Virology/DHI, Specialty and Other, increased 13% from the second quarter of 2018 to $14.3 million.

“We had another solid quarter, marked by continued strength of our Sofia franchise, both in terms of placements and revenue. Our Triage franchise continued on track as well, with Cardiac revenue coming in at the upper end of the range that we had suggested,” said Douglas Bryant, president and CEO of Quidel Corporation. “In addition, significant progress was made across numerous product development programs during the quarter, which portends well for a steady cadence of new product introductions over the next several quarters, as we efficiently leverage our assets and infrastructure.”

Gross Profit in the second quarter of 2019 increased to $59.2 million, primarily the result of increased revenues and improved product mix related to the prolonged respiratory disease season. Overall, gross margin for the quarter was 55% as compared to 56% for the same period last year, predominantly due to an unfavorable foreign exchange impact, geographic mix, as well as unfavorable factory absorption. R&D expense decreased by $1.6 million in the second quarter as compared to the same period last year, primarily driven by lower compensation costs, partially offset by higher spending on Sofia and Savanna platforms. Sales and Marketing expense decreased by $0.6 million in the second quarter of 2019, as compared to the second quarter of 2018, largely due to lower transition services expenses that were partially offset by higher salaries, as we complete the globalization of our commercial team. G&A expense increased by $1.4 million in the quarter, primarily due to higher facilities costs associated with our international expansion, as well as professional services fees, offset by lower fees for transition services. Acquisition and Integration Costs in the quarter decreased by $3.1 million to $1.8 million, as a larger proportion of our global operations became fully integrated into the business.

Net income for the second quarter was $1.3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $3.1 million, or $(0.08) per share, for the second quarter of 2018. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the second quarter of 2019 was $15.4 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $15.9 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, for the same period in 2018.

Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

Total revenue for the six-month period ended June 30, 2019 was $256.2 million, versus $272.3 million for the same period in 2018. The 6% decrease in sales was driven by lower Rapid Immunoassay revenue associated with a relatively milder flu season in 2019 versus the prior year, and to a lesser extent, lower Cardiac Immunoassay revenue that was partially offset by growth in Molecular and Specialized Diagnostic Solutions. Foreign exchange had a negative impact of $4.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The majority of the foreign currency headwind impacted the Cardiac Immunoassay business.

Cardiac Immunoassay revenue, which includes revenue from the Triage, Triage Toxicology and Beckman BNP products acquired in October 2017, totaled $133.9 million in the six-month period ended June 30, 2019. Rapid Immunoassay product revenue decreased 13% in the six-month period ended June 30, 2019 to $84.3 million. This was led by a 14% decline in Sofia revenue to $54.5 million, while QuickVue sales declined 13% from the same period of 2018 to $27.3 million. Molecular Diagnostic Solutions revenue increased 10% to $10.0 million, led by 24% revenue growth from Solana. Specialized Diagnostic Solutions revenue increased 2% from the six-month period ended June 30, 2019 to $28.1 million.

Gross Profit in the six-month period ended June 30, 2019 decreased to $150.1 million, driven by lower revenues and unfavorable impacts from foreign currency and factory absorption. Gross margin for the six-month period ended June 30, 2019 was 59%, as compared to 60% for the same period of the prior year. R&D expense decreased by $0.3 million in the six-month period ended 2019 as compared to the same period last year, primarily due to lower spending for Cardiovascular and Solana projects, partially offset by higher spend on Sofia and Savanna platforms. Sales and Marketing expense increased by $0.4 million in the six-month period ended 2019, as compared to the same period in 2018, largely due to incremental compensation costs associated with the international Triage business that were partially offset by lower transition service fees. G&A expense increased by $4.3 million, primarily due to higher compensation and facilities costs associated with our international expansion, as well as professional services fees. Acquisition and Integration Costs decreased 45% from $8.4 million in the first six months of 2018 to $4.7 million as a larger proportion of our global operations became fully integrated into the business.

Net income for the six-month period ended June 30, 2019 was $26.1 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $30.9 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, for the same period in 2018. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $54.3 million, or $1.28 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $70.0 million, or $1.66 per diluted share, for the same period in 2018.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company is providing non-GAAP financial information to exclude the effect of stock-based compensation, amortization of intangibles, non-cash interest expense, impact of the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets and certain non-recurring items on income and net earnings per share as a supplement to its consolidated financial statements, which are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S., or GAAP.

Management is providing the adjusted gross profit, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income and adjusted net earnings per share information for the periods presented because it believes this enhances the comparison of the Company’s financial performance from period-to-period, and to that of its competitors. This press release is not meant to be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measures is included in this press release as part of the attached financial tables.

Conference Call Information

Quidel management will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter 2019 results as well as other business matters today beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). During the conference call, management may answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends. Quidel’s responses to these questions, as well as other matters discussed during the conference call, may contain or constitute material information that has not been previously disclosed.

Investors may either join the live call by telephone, or join via webcast:

  • To participate in the live call by telephone from the U.S., please dial 877-930-5791, or from outside the U.S. dial 253-336-7286, and enter the audience pass code 349-0408.
  • To join the live webcast, the call can be accessed through the following link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/yvgvn9mu, or via the Investor Relations section of the Quidel website (http://ir.quidel.com).

The website replay will be available for 14 days. The telephone replay will be available for 48 hours beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (5:00 p.m. Pacific Time) on August 8th, 2019 by dialing 855-859-2056 from the U.S., or by dialing 404-537-3406 for international callers, and entering pass code 349-0408. – Business Wire

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