Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. Announces Record Revenues, Earnings and Cash Flow for Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year
New Diagnostic Initiatives Expected to Be Introduced by the End of the First Quarter 2012
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- (except for per share data or where otherwise noted, numbers are in thousands) Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (BRLI) announces best-ever quarterly and annual fiscal year results for revenues, earnings and cash. The Company recorded Q4FY11 revenues of $151,297, the strongest quarterly revenues in corporate history and an increase of 20% over the $126,596 recorded in Q4FY10. Net income before taxes in Q4FY11 totaled $18,854; an increase of 28% compared with net income before taxes of $14,716 in Q4FY10. Net income after tax for Q4FY11 totaled $10,476 or $.37 per share as compared with $8,576 or $.31 per share in the corresponding quarter in FY10. While the Company posted very strong results, the Company estimates that its earnings per share would have been approximately $.02 higher absent the effect of Hurricane Irene in late August and a devastating snowstorm in October. Gross profits on revenues for the current quarter were $74,913 resulting in a margin for gross profit on revenues of 50%, versus the $62,965 reported for the prior fiscal year fourth quarter, also resulting in a margin of 50%. Revenue per patient for Q4FY11 was $82.35, an increase of 1% from the $81.83 reported for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. The number of patients served increased 19% to 1,822 in the current quarter from the prior year fourth quarter total of 1,534. Esoteric business for the Company was 58% of revenues for the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year and Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) was at 91 days. Cash flow from operations for the current quarter exceeded $19,000, substantially higher than any other quarter in the Companys history
Full year pro forma revenues increased to $558,642, (pro forma excludes the impact of tax refunds and a loss from the sale of an aircraft) an increase of 22% over the same period revenues of $458,024 in the prior fiscal year. Pro forma net income after taxes for the current year was $32,627 resulting in an EPS of $1.16; this was an increase of 24% from the prior fiscal year net income after taxes of $26,381, which resulted in an EPS of $.94. The Company reported pro forma gross profit on revenues for the 2011 fiscal year of $270,789, resulting in a margin for gross profit on revenues of 48% compared to the prior year same period of $225,772 which resulted in a margin of 49%. The number of patients served increased 20% to 6,739 in the fiscal year from the prior fiscal year total of 5,607
Marc D. Grodman, MD, CEO, commented: BioReference achieved strong operating results for fiscal 2011, notably in the fourth quarter where we posted record revenues, record net income and record cash flow. Fiscal 2011 marks our 18th year of 20% compound annual revenue growth by any standard, an impressive record of sustained growth. Over the past few months, we have announced several initiatives our pre-natal program, which we expect will be introduced over the next few months based on our revolutionary pan ethnic carrier screening test, Inherigen; OnkoMatch, our tumor genotyping program developed in cooperation with Mass General Hospital; and the introduction of our GenPap program in New York. These new programs, together with the continued strength of our existing programs, bode well for the coming fiscal year.
Dr. Grodman further noted: Our first responsibility is to continue to grow our business to enhance value for our stakeholders. We have recently announced a stock buyback of 1m shares that will commence later this year, and we will not rule out further purchases depending on market conditions. As we progress throughout the year, our Board will look critically at all aspects of our business as we head into exciting and challenging times. Last year, we gave guidance that has been consistent for quite some time. We said that we will grow revenues greater than 15% and net income by greater than 15%. We grew both by 20%. Our guidance for the coming year is that we expect to increase net revenues by more than 15% and net income by around 20%.
The Companys year-end earnings conference call has been scheduled to take place this morning, December 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The live audio Web cast will be available at the Companys corporate Web site, www.bioreference.com and through www.streetevents.com. To listen to the call please go to either Web site ten minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You will need to register as well as download and install any necessary audio software. The Web cast will be archived, on both Web sites, for 30 days following the call.
About BioReference Laboratories, Inc.
BRLI is the fourth largest full service laboratory in the United States and the largest independent regional laboratory in the Northeastern market, primarily a clinical testing laboratory servicing physician offices with concentrations in the focused markets of esoteric testing, molecular diagnostics, anatomical pathology, womens health and correctional health care. BRLI operates as a national oncology laboratory as GenPath. Better science, superior technology and better service have enabled GenPath to earn a reputation as one of the premier hematopathology laboratories in the country. BRLIs innovative technology platform for sexually transmitted infections has enabled it to expand as a national laboratory in the area of Womens Health. GeneDx, a wholly owned subsidiary, is the BRLI genetics laboratory and is typically recognized as the leading laboratory for testing of rare genetic diseases; GeneDx has now become a technology leader with GenomeDx, based on a CGH array platform and its NextGen sequence offerings that are currently offered in cardiology and will be offered in the future in other disease specific areas.
Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
Statements of Operations
(Dollars in Thousands Except Per Share Data)
|Three Months Ended|
|Cost of Sales||76,384||63,631|
|Gross Profit on Revenues||74,913||62,965|
|General and Administrative||
|Other Expense, Net||481||409|
|Income Before Taxes||18,854||14,716|
|Income Per Share||$0.37||$0.31|
|Number of Shares||27,949||27,835|
|Income Per Share (Diluted)||$0.37||$0.31|
|Number of Shares (Diluted)||28,138||28,087|
|Twelve Months Ended October 31,|
|Cost of Sales||287,853||287,853||232,252|
|Gross Profit on Revenues||270,789||270,789||225,772|
|General and Administrative Expenses||211,015||211,015||177,394|
|Other Expense, Net||(5,072)||1,584||1,415|
|Income Before Taxes||64,846||58,190||46,963|
|Income per Share||$1.30||$1.17||$0.95|
|Number of Shares||27,971||27,971||27,786|
|Income per Share (Diluted)||$1.29||$1.16||$0.94|
|Number of Shares (Diluted)||28,207||28,207||28,038|
***Pro Forma excludes gain from NJ Tax Refund, loss from sale of aircraft and NY State Tax refund.
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(Dollars in Thousands)
|October 31,||October 31,|
|Cash & Cash Equivalents||$22,013||$17,779|
|Accounts Receivable (Net)||148,060||129,122|
|Plant, Property & Equipment (Net)||43,567||36,830|
|Intangible Assets (Net)||30,312||30,834|
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For Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
Tara Mackay, 201-791-2600
Source: Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2011