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Affymetrix Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

Affymetrix, Inc., (NASDAQ: AFFX) today reported its operating results for the third quarter of 2012. Total revenue for the quarter was $79.6 million, including approximately $17.6 million in revenue from eBioscience during the third quarter of 2012. This compares to total revenue of $64.0 million for the same period of 2011.

The Company reported a net loss of approximately $17.9 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2012, which included the following one-time items: (1) acquisition-related and integration costs of $1.9 million and (2) impairment of the West Sacramento facility of $4.0 million. Excluding these one-time items and recurring amortization of acquired intangible assets of $5.0 million and release of step-up in inventory fair value of $4.5 million, the Company would have reported a net loss of $2.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share. This compares to a net loss of $9.8 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the same period of 2011, which included one-time impairment charges on investments totaling $0.7 million and a reserve on a note receivable from a private biotechnology company of $2.2 million, and recurring amortization of acquired intangible assets of $1.5 million. Excluding these charges, net loss was $5.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011.

Revenue for the third quarter of 2012 was comprised of product revenue of $72.7 million and service and other revenue of $6.9 million. Product revenue included consumable revenue of $50.5 million excluding eBioscience, instrument revenue of $4.6 million and revenue from eBioscience of $17.6 million. This compares to total revenue of $64.0 million in the third quarter of 2011, comprised of product revenue of $57.0 million and service and other revenue of $7.0 million. Product revenue included consumable revenue of $52.9 million and instrument revenue of $4.1 million in the third quarter of 2011.

For the third quarter of 2012, cost of product sales, including eBioscience, was $34.0 million, as compared to $24.6 million in the same period of 2011. Product gross margin was 53%, as compared to 57% in the same period of 2011, the decrease is due primarily to the amortization of the step-up in inventory fair value of $4.5 million. Excluding the inventory step-up amortization, product gross margin for the third quarter of 2012 was 57%. Cost of services and other was $4.0 million compared to $3.0 million in the same period of 2011.

For the third quarter of 2012, operating expenses were $52.8 million, including acquisition- and integration-related non-recurring costs of $1.9 million, and recurring amortization of acquired intangible assets of $3.4 million and eBioscience operating expense of approximately $7.5 million. This compared to operating expenses of $42.2 million in the same period of 2011.

“For the third quarter of 2012 we’ve continued to make steady progress in stabilizing our business. On a constant currency basis, our revenue excluding eBioscience for the third quarter of 2012 was down by about 2% as compared to the same period in the previous year,” said Frank Witney, president and CEO. “In the third quarter of 2012, we generated revenue growth of more than 16% as compared to the third quarter of 2011 in our Genetic Analysis business, which was offset by continued headwinds in our Gene Expression unit. With the addition of eBioscience, we have further diversified our revenues and added important capabilities to provide customers in translational medicine and clinical diagnostics with a comprehensive set of tools to improve healthcare outcomes.”

Third quarter highlights:

  • The Company signed a Powered by Affymetrix (PbA) agreement with PathGEN Dx Pte. Ltd., a spin-off molecular diagnostics company founded by researchers from the Genome Institute of Singapore. Under this PbA agreement, PathGEN Dx will develop an in-vitro diagnostic kit for comprehensive pathogen detection using their PathGEN® PathChip and is based on a patented, efficient, and accurate microarray-based protocol and analysis method. The kit will be comprised of PathGEN Dx’s proprietary reagents, an automated software package, and a contract manufactured GeneChip® microarray from Affymetrix. It will detect the presence of more than 70,000 viral and bacterial genomes from a wide variety of human samples, annotate the genomic information, and identify co-infecting pathogens.
  • The Company announced the availability of SensationPlus™ FFPE Amplification and 3’ IVT Labeling Kit (SensationPlus™ FFPE Reagent Kit), consisting of RNA amplification and labeling modules, to enable gene expression profiling of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples on GeneChip 3’ IVT arrays and Almac Xcel™ Array for disease clinical research and retrospective studies. SensationPlusTM FFPE Reagent Kit is an advanced version of the Genisphere® technology Affymetrix licensed last year.
  • The Company announced the expansion of its license agreement with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics for the company’s branched DNA (bDNA) technology whereby Affymetrix is the exclusive licensee for in situ products, including in vitro diagnostics. This expanded license grants Affymetrix rights to develop and sell in situ QuantiGene® ViewRNA products, currently for research use only, in the in vitro diagnostic market. Additionally, this license includes exclusive rights to alkaline phosphatase conjugated oligonucleotides and their use in bDNA methods for in situ detection utilizing Fast Red substrates.

Affymetrix will host a conference call on November 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. PT to review its operating results for the third quarter of 2012. A live webcast can be accessed by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.affymetrix.com. In addition, investors and other interested parties can listen by dialing domestic: (877) 407-8291, international: (201) 689-8345.

A replay of this call will be available from 5:00 p.m. PT on November 5, 2012 until 8:00 p.m. PT on November 12, 2012 at the following numbers: domestic: (877) 660-6853, international: (201) 612-7415. The conference call passcode to access the replay is 401334. An archived webcast of the conference call will be available under the Investor Relations section of the Company's website.

About Affymetrix

Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government, and nonprofit research institutes. More than 2,200 systems have been shipped around the world and almost 26,000 peer-reviewed papers have been published using the technology. Affymetrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has manufacturing facilities in Cleveland, Ohio, and Singapore. eBioscience is headquartered in San Diego, California and has manufacturing facilities in San Diego and Vienna, Austria. Including eBioscience, the Company has about 1,200 employees worldwide and maintains sales and distribution operations across Europe, Asia and Latin America.

All statements in this press release that are not historical are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act as amended, including statements regarding Affymetrix's "expectations," "beliefs," "hopes," "intentions," "strategies" or the like. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially for Affymetrix from those projected, including, but not limited to: Affymetrix's ability to timely and successfully integrate and realize the anticipated strategic benefits and costs savings or other synergies of the acquisition of eBioscience in a cost-effective manner while minimizing the disruption to its business; risks that eBioscience’s future performance may not be consistent with its historical performance; risks relating to Affymetrix's ability to make scheduled payments of the principal of, to pay interest on or to refinance its indebtedness; risks relating to Affymetrix's ability to successfully develop and commercialize new products, including its ability to successfully develop and commercialize novel molecular solutions based on eBioscience’s portfolio of reagents; risks relating to past and future acquisitions, including the ability of Affymetrix to successfully integrate such acquisitions into its existing business; risks of Affymetrix's ability to achieve and sustain higher levels of revenue, higher gross margins and reduced operating expenses; risks relating to Affymetrix’s ability to generate cash in the second half of 2012 after interest and principal payments; uncertainties relating to technological approaches; risks associated with manufacturing and product development; personnel retention; uncertainties relating to cost and pricing of Affymetrix products; dependence on collaborative partners; uncertainties relating to sole-source suppliers; uncertainties relating to FDA and other regulatory approvals; competition; risks relating to intellectual property of others and the uncertainties of patent protection and litigation. These and other risk factors are discussed in Affymetrix's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and other SEC reports. Affymetrix expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Affymetrix's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.

In addition to providing financial measures based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP), Affymetrix has disclosed in this press release its net loss and net loss per share as well as its gross margins for the third quarter of 2012 excluding specified one-time items. Reconciliation of non-GAAP net loss to GAAP net loss can be found in the tables included in this press release. Affymetrix has determined to disclose this financial information to investors because it believes it will be useful, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in comparing Affymetrix’s operating performance in the third quarter of 2012 to the prior-year period. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

PLEASE NOTE:

Affymetrix, the Affymetrix logo, GeneChip, and all other trademarks are the property of Affymetrix, Inc.

AFFYMETRIX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(IN THOUSANDS)

   

 

September 30, December 31,
  2012     2011  
(Unaudited) (See Note 1)
ASSETS:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 29,026 $ 201,937
Restricted cash 691 692
Available-for-sale securities—short-term portion 2,575 7,937
Accounts receivable, net 52,534 44,021
Inventories—short-term portion 74,891 42,851
Deferred tax assets—short-term portion 379 364
Property and equipment, net—held for sale 5,000 9,000
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   15,078     7,785  
Total current assets 180,174 314,587
Available-for-sale securities—long-term portion 7,337 54,501
Property and equipment, net 30,988 30,583
Inventories—long-term portion 14,668 -
Goodwill 159,420 -
Intangible assets, net 157,930 29,525
Deferred tax assets—long-term portion 3,445 450
Other long-term assets   16,224     8,369  
Total assets $ 570,186   $ 438,015  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 56,852 $ 44,774
Convertible notes—short-term portion 3,855 -
Term loan—short-term portion 6,375 -
Deferred revenue—short-term portion   10,749     9,852  
Total current liabilities 77,831 54,626
Deferred revenue—long-term portion 3,453 3,959
Convertible notes—long-term portion 105,000 95,469
Term loan—long-term portion 76,500 -
Other long-term liabilities 22,345 9,127
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock 707 704
Additional paid-in capital 757,051 750,332
Accumulated other comprehensive income 4,420 2,492
Accumulated deficit   (477,121 )   (478,694 )
Total stockholders’ equity   285,057     274,834  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 570,186   $ 438,015  
 

Note 1: The condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2011 has been derived from the audited consolidated
financial statements at that date included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2011.

AFFYMETRIX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

(UNAUDITED)

   
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
  2012       2011     2012       2011  
REVENUE:
Product sales $ 72,685 $ 57,001 $ 189,681 $ 182,608
Services and other   6,939     6,986     21,593     19,762  
Total revenue   79,624     63,987     211,274     202,370  
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
Cost of product sales 33,979 24,647 81,907 70,913
Cost of services and other 3,959 3,001 11,057 9,627
Research and development 16,498 15,328 43,417 46,894
Selling, general and administrative   36,302     26,915     104,752     80,802  
Total costs and expenses   90,738     69,891     241,133     208,236  
Loss from operations (11,114 ) (5,904 ) (29,859 ) (5,866 )
Interest income and other, net (3,933 ) (2,154 ) (1,631 ) (3,549 )
Interest expense   2,993     991     4,191     2,866  
Loss before income taxes (18,040 ) (9,049 ) (35,681 ) (12,281 )
Income tax (benefit) provision   (181 )   740     (37,254 )   1,141  
Net (loss) income $ (17,859 ) $ (9,789 ) $ 1,573   $ (13,422 )
 
Basic net (loss) income per common share $ (0.25 ) $ (0.14 ) $ 0.02   $ (0.19 )
Diluted net (loss) income per common share $ (0.25 ) $ (0.14 ) $ 0.02   $ (0.19 )
 
Shares used in computing basic net (loss) income per common share   70,403     69,719     70,181     70,790  
Shares used in computing diluted net (loss) income per common share   70,403     69,719     70,610     70,790  

AFFYMETRIX, INC.

ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP NET (LOSS) INCOME

(IN THOUSANDS)

(UNAUDITED)

   
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30,   September 30,
  2012       2011       2012       2011  
GAAP net (loss) income - diluted $ (17,859 )   $ (9,789 ) $ 1,573   $ (13,422 )
Amortization of inventory fair value adjustment 4,536 - 4,855 -
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 5,016 1,544 7,919 4,632
Acquisition-related transaction costs 326 - 6,093 -
Acquisition-related integration costs 1,541 - 1,541 -
Share-based compensation charge related to acquisition - - 8,265 -
Provision (recovery) of notes receivable - 2,215 (2,215 ) 2,215
Impairment of non-marketable investments - 743 - 1,900
Impairment of held-for-sale property 4,000 - 4,000 -
Income tax benefit related to acquisition   -       -       (37,462 )     -  
Non-GAAP net loss - diluted $ (2,440 )   $ (5,287 )   $ (5,431 )   $ (4,675 )
 
Basic net loss per common share $ (0.03 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.07 )
Diluted net loss per common share $ (0.03 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.07 )
 
Shares used in computing basic net loss per common share   70,403       69,719       70,181       70,790  
Shares used in computing diluted net loss per common share   70,403       69,719       70,610       70,790  

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