Repligen Announces Strategic Focus on Bioprocessing Business and Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Repligen CorporationSondra S. Newman, 781-419-1881Director Investor Relations
Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ: RGEN) today reported financial results for its second quarter and year-to-date period ended June 30, 2012. In addition, the Company announced that it will focus its corporate strategy and resources on the growth of its core bioprocessing business, which achieved record sales during the quarter. As a result of this defined strategic focus, the Company will seek a development and commercialization partner for its pancreatic imaging product candidate, RG1068.
The Company reported total revenue for the three-month period ended June 30, 2012 of $15,524,000 compared to $7,654,000 for the same period in 2011. Revenue growth for the second quarter of 2012 was driven by the Company’s expanded bioprocessing business, which generated $11,659,000 in product revenue compared to $4,358,000 for the same period in 2011, an increase of 168%. Royalty and research revenue for the three-month period ended June 30, 2012, consisting primarily of royalty payments from Bristol-Myers Squibb on its U.S. sales of Orencia, was $3,865,000 compared to $3,295,000 for the same period in 2011. June 30, 2012 marks the end of the second fiscal quarter for which the Company is reporting consolidated financial results since its acquisition of Novozymes Biopharma Sweden AB (now Repligen Sweden AB) in December 2011.
“Our strong second quarter and year-to-date financial performance was highlighted by revenue gains in our recently expanded bioprocessing business,” said Walter C. Herlihy, Ph.D., President and CEO of Repligen. “The successful integration of Repligen Sweden, our longstanding expertise in bioprocessing product development and manufacturing, and the continued strength in the global market for biologic drugs were key factors in our decision to focus corporate strategy and resources on bioprocessing. We are committed to building Repligen into a sustainably profitable, best-in-class life sciences company focused on providing high-value consumables used to manufacture biologics.”
Operating expenses for the three-month period ended June 30, 2012 were $14,206,000 compared to $7,775,000 for the same period in 2011, an increase of $6,431,000 or 83%. These operating expenses included an increase in cost of product revenue of $5,792,000 due to higher sales, and an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of $1,129,000 compared to the same three-month period in 2011. These increases were primarily due to the addition of Repligen Sweden AB in December 2011. In addition, research and development expenses decreased by $612,000 during the three-month period ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Expenses for the second quarter included $511,000 for employee salary and severance associated with our cost reduction initiatives at Repligen Sweden. Net income for the three-month period ended June 30, 2012 was $1,570,000 or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $56,000 or $0.00 per diluted share for the same period in 2011. Cash and investments as of June 30, 2012 were $39,232,000 compared to $36,025,000 as of December 31, 2011.
For the six-month period ended June 30, 2012, total revenue was $28,348,000 compared to total revenue of $13,560,000 for the same period in 2011. Operating expenses for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012 were $25,863,000 compared to $15,768,000 for the same period in 2011. Net income for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012 was $2,796,000 or $0.09 per diluted share compared to a net loss of $2,086,000 or $0.07 per diluted share for the same period in 2011.
Based on current sales projections, the Company is raising revenue guidance for fiscal year 2012 from its previous estimate of $52 million to $55 million to its current estimate of $55 million to $57 million. Included in this total revenue estimate is bioprocessing revenue, for which the Company is increasing its previous estimate of $39 million to $41 million to its current estimate of $41 million to $43 million. The Company is also adjusting its estimate for net profit to $5 million to $7 million for fiscal year 2012; an increase based in part on anticipated reductions in research and development costs associated with its diagnostic and orphan drug assets.
Repligen corporate events for the year-to-date included the following:
Repligen will host a conference call and webcast today, August 2, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. EDT, to discuss second quarter 2012 financial results, corporate developments for the year to date and other business matters. The live call can be accessed by dialing for domestic callers or for international callers. Dial-in participants must provide the passcode . The webcast can be accessed at the Investors section of Repligen’s website . Both the conference call and webcast will be archived for a period of time following the live event. The replay dial-in numbers are (888) 286-8010 for domestic callers and (617) 801-6888 for international callers. Replay listeners must provide the passcode 79641908.
Repligen Corporation is a life sciences company that develops, manufactures and markets bioprocessing products for life sciences and biopharmaceutical manufacturing customers worldwide. We are a leading manufacturer of both native and recombinant forms of Protein A, critical reagents used in the manufacture of monoclonal antibodies, a type of biologic drug. We also supply several growth factor products used to increase cell culture productivity during the biomanufacturing process. In the burgeoning area of disposable biomanufacturing technologies, we have developed and market a series of OPUS™ (Open Platform User Specified) single-use chromatography columns used in the purification process for clinical-stage biologics. In addition to our core bioprocessing business, Repligen has a portfolio of clinical-stage partnering assets that includes two central nervous system (CNS) orphan drug candidates and a pancreatic imaging agent in Phase 3 development. Repligen’s corporate headquarters are located at 41 Seyon Street, Building #1, Suite 100, Waltham, MA 02453. Additional information can be found at .