Genmark Diagnostics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

CARLSBAD, Calif.-(BUSINESS WIRE)- GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:GNMK), a leading provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

As previously released on July 28th, revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 were $6.6 million compared with $5.2 million during the second quarter of 2013. Revenue during the current quarter from the Company's base business, which excludes revenue attributable to former customer NMTC, increased by 71% over the prior year period. Consumable revenue for the second quarter 2014 incr eased 35% to $6.2 million compared with $4.6 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and increased by 92% over the prior year's base business. As disclosed in its July release, the Company placed 31 net new analyzers during the current quarter to bring its total installed base to 475, all in end-user laboratories within the U.S. market.

“Continued strong demand for our proprietary eSensor® detection technology drove robust revenue growth in the quarter. We are pleased with this clear market endorsement of our eSensor® technology, which is also fundamental to our ePlex™ sample to answer system. During the second quarter, we completed development of the ePlex™ instrument, and also progressed the associated consumable and several assay panels to the final stages of development. As we stated previously, we expect to complete development of our ePlex™ system by the end of this year ," stated GenMark’s President & CEO Hany Massarany.

Gross profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 was $3.4 million, or 51% of revenue, compared with a gross profit of $2.0 million, or 39% of revenue for the second quarter of 2013.

Operating expenses increased $4.5 million to $14.6 million during the second quarter of 2014 compared with the second quarter of 2013. Research and Development expenses increased $3.1 million due to the Company's ePlex™ instrument and assay development activities. Sales and Marketing expenses increased $0.8 million mainly due to continued expansion of the Company's global commercial sales force ahead of the launch of ePlex™. General and Administrative expenses increased $0.6 million primarily due to personnel costs.

Loss per share was $0.27 for the second quarter of 2014, compared with a loss per share of $0.25 in the second quarter of 2013.

The Company ended the second quarter of 2014 with $89.4 million in cash and investments. The Company intends to continue utilizing its cash balances to invest in the development of its ePlex™ system and for infrastructure improvements and general corporate purposes.

The Company also increased its full year 2014 guidance. Total year revenue and gross margin are expected to be approximately $28.0 million and approximately 50%, respectively.

GenMark will hold a conference call to discuss second quarter 2014 results at 4:30PM EDT today. The conference call and webcast can be accessed live through the Company’s website under the Investor Relations section and will be archived for future reference. To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 312-5847 (US/Canada) or (253) 237-1154 (International) and use the conference ID number 72247869 approximately five minutes prior to the start time.

GenMark Diagnostics is a leading provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems that detect and measure DNA and RNA targets to diagnose disease and optimize patient treatment. Utilizing GenMark’s proprietary eSensor® detection technology, GenMark’s eSensor® XT-8 system is designed to support a broad range of molecular diagnostic tests with a compact, easy-to-use workstation and self-contained, disposable test cartridges. GenMark currently markets four tests that are FDA cleared for IVD use: Cystic Fibrosis Genotyping Test, Respiratory Viral Panel, Thrombophilia Risk Test, and Warfarin Sensitivity Test. A number of other tests, including HCV Genotyping, 2C19 Genotyping, and 3A4/3A5 Genotyping are available for research use only. For more information, visit

This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding events, trends and business prospects, which may affect our future operating results and financial position. Such statements, including, but not limited to, those regarding the timely completion of our ePlex™ system and related assay development projects and our expected 2014 financial results, are all subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results and financial position to differ materially. Some of these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our ability to successfully develop and commercialize our ePlex™ system and its related test menu, constraints or inefficiencies caused by unanticipated acceleration and deceleration of customer demand, our ability to successfully expand sales of our product offerings outside the United States, and third-party payor reimbursement to our customers, as well as other risks and uncertainties described under the “Risk Factors” in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events, trends or circumstances after the date they are made.

     June 30, 2014 December 31, 2013Current assets   Cash and cash equivalents$26,832 $35,723Marketable securities62,570 69,866Accounts receivable - net of allowances of $2,736 and $2,736, respectively2,128 2,859Inventories1,151 2,102Prepaid expenses and other current assets1,146 552Total current assets93,827 111,102Property and equipment, net9,947 8,591Intangible assets, net1,998 1,197Restricted cash758 $758Other long-term assets106 106Total assets$106,636 $121,754Current liabilities   Accounts payable$3,272 $3,863Accrued compensation4,750 3,375Other current liabilities3,673 2,999Total current liabilities11,695 10,237Long-term liabilities   Deferred rent1,531 1,601Other non-current liabilities742 748Total liabilities13,968 12,586Stockholders’ equity   Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 5,000 authorized, none issued— —Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000 authorized; 41,752 and 41,520 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively4 4Additional paid-in capital336,865 333,363Accumulated deficit(244,202) (224,209)Accumulated other comprehensive income1 10Total stockholders’ equity92,668 109,168Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$106,636 $121,754

 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2014 2013 2014 2013Revenue       Product revenue6,494 5,138 14,360 16,106License and other revenue61 77 108 210Total revenue6,555 5,215 14,468 16,316Cost of revenue3,189 3,201 6,899 8,235Gross profit3,366 2,014 7,569 8,081Operating expenses       Sales and marketing3,379 2,556 6,357 4,915General and administrative3,129 2,539 5,943 5,096Research and development8,123 5,006 15,393 10,388Total operating expenses14,631 10,101 27,693 20,399Loss from operations(11,265) (8,087) (20,124) (12,318)Other income (expense)       Interest income271 136 555 211Interest expense(2) (7) (4) (14)Other income (expense)(195) (60) (394) (65)Total other income (expense)74 69 157 132Loss before income taxes(11,191) (8,018) (19,967) (12,186)Provision for income taxes19 1 26 8Net loss$(11,210) $(8,019) $(19,993) $(12,194)Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.27) $(0.25) $(0.49) $(0.38)Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic and diluted41,293 31,891 41,186 31,920Other comprehensive loss       Net loss$(11,210) $(8,019) $(19,993) $(12,194)Net unrealized gains (losses) on marketable securities, net of tax26 (5) 9 (9)Comprehensive loss$(11,184) $(8,024) $(19,984) $(12,203)

 Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 2013Operating activities   Net loss$(19,993) $(12,194)Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:   Depreciation and amortization1,167 1,036Amortization of premiums on marketable securities394 63Stock-based compensation2,949 1,657Provision for bad debt— 309Non-cash inventory adjustments457 546Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   Accounts receivable731 (1,545)Inventories608 (1,752)Prepaid expenses and other current assets(447) (485)Accounts payable(501) (310)Accrued compensation1,375 (155)Other liabilities(259) (498)Net cash used in operating activities(13,519) (13,328)Investing activities   Change in restricted cash— 500Payments for intellectual property licenses— (345)Purchases of property and equipment(2,626) (2,168)Purchases of marketable securities(28,200) (20,206)Proceeds from sales of marketable securities7,497 3,250Maturities of marketable securities27,450 —Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities4,121 (18,969)Financing activities   Proceeds from issuance of common stock373 —Principal repayment of borrowings(46) (561)Proceeds from borrowings— 166Proceeds from stock option exercises180 278Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities507 (117)Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(8,891) (32,414)Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period35,723 51,250Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$26,832 $18,836Non-cash investing and financing activities   Transfer of XT-8 instruments from property and equipment to inventory$113 $226Property and equipment costs included in accounts payable$513 $520Intellectual property acquisitions included in other noncurrent liabilities$900 $556Supplemental cash flow disclosures   Cash paid for income taxes, net$26 $6Cash received for interest$555 $211Cash paid for interest$4 $14

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see this filing in its entirety, click here. GenMark Diagnostics next reports earnings on August 11, 2014.

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