Myriad Genetics, Inc.
May 3, 2011

Myriad Genetics Reports Fiscal 2011 Third Quarter Results

Record Third Quarter Revenue of $102.4 Million and Operating Income of $41.8 Million

SALT LAKE CITY, May 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MYGN) today announced results for its third fiscal quarter and nine months ending March 31, 2011. Revenue for the third fiscal quarter was $102.4 million, an increase of 13 percent over the $90.8 million reported in the third fiscal quarter of 2010. Operating income was $41.8 million, an increase of 26 percent from the prior-year period.

"Our fiscal third quarter results were strong, as we delivered the best revenue and operating income results for any quarter in our history," said Peter D. Meldrum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Myriad Genetics, Inc. "With three quarters of financial results delivered, we are on pace to exceed the high end of the original guidance range given for fiscal year 2011. This reflects both the strong implementation of our business strategies and a focus on enhancing shareholder value."

Analysis of Third Fiscal Quarter 2011 Results

Year-to-Date Performance

Fiscal Year 2011 Outlook

The Company has revised upward its expectation for fiscal year 2011 financial performance. Including the impact of the recently announced acquisition of Rules-Based Medicine, fiscal year 2011 revenue is now expected to range between $396 million and $402 million, resulting in earnings per share of $1.06 to $1.09. These projections are subject to the risks summarized in the safe harbor statement at the end of this press release. The Company will provide further detail on its business outlook during the conference call it is holding today to discuss its fiscal third quarter financial results.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time to discuss Myriad's fiscal third quarter financial results. The dial-in number for domestic callers is (800) 919-1728. International callers may dial (212) 231-2924. All callers will be asked to reference reservation number 21516176. An archived replay of the call will be available for seven days by dialing (800) 633-8284 and entering the reservation number above. The conference call will also be available through a live Webcast at

About Myriad Genetics

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MYGN) is a leading molecular diagnostic company dedicated to developing and marketing novel predictive, personalized and prognostic medicine products to assess a person's risk of developing disease and guide treatment decisions. Myriad's portfolio of nine molecular diagnostic products are based on an understanding of the role genes play in human disease and were developed with a focus on improving an individual's decision making process for monitoring and treating disease. With fiscal year 2010 annual revenue of over $360 million and approximately 1,000 employees, Myriad is working on strategic initiatives, including new product introductions, companion diagnostics, and international expansion, to take advantage of significant growth opportunities. For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company's website:

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Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the Company's outlook for fiscal year 2011, including exceeding the high end of the original guidance range given for fiscal year 2011; and the Company's expectation to offset income tax expense with net operating losses and therefore pay minimal income tax in the first three quarters of 2011, including the third fiscal quarter. These "forward-looking statements" are based on management's current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that sales and profit margins of our existing molecular diagnostic products may decline or will not continue to increase at historical rates; the risk that we may be unable to expand into new markets outside of the United States; the risk that we may be unable to develop or achieve commercial success for additional molecular diagnostic products in a timely manner, or at all; the risk that licenses to the technology underlying our molecular diagnostic products and any future products are terminated or cannot be maintained on satisfactory terms; risks related to delays or other problems with manufacturing our products or operating our laboratory testing facilities; risks related to public concern over genetic testing in general or our products in particular; risks related to regulatory requirements or enforcement in the United States and foreign countries and changes in the structure of healthcare payment systems; risks related to our ability to obtain new corporate collaborations and acquire new technologies or businesses on satisfactory terms, if at all, and risks related to our ability to successfully integrate and derive benefits from any technologies or businesses that we acquire; the development of competing products and services; the risk that we or our licensors may be unable to protect the proprietary technologies underlying our products; the risk of patent-infringement and invalidity claims or challenges of our patents; risks of new, changing and competitive technologies and regulations in the United States and internationally; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as any updates to those risk factors filed from time to time in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K. All information in this press release is as of the date of the release, and Myriad undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.

(in thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  Mar. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2010 Mar. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2010
Revenue $ 102,374 $ 90,830 $ 294,672 $ 268,720
Costs and expenses:        
Cost of revenue 11,133 10,880  34,191  33,024
Research and development expense 6,667 5,885 18,520 16,620
Selling, general, and administrative expense 42,750 40,840 125,960 121,616
Total costs and expenses 60,550 57,605 178,671 171,260
Operating income  41,824 33,225 116,001 97,460
Other income (expense):        
Interest income 547 1,232 1,816 4,676
Other (59) 23 (273) 94
Total other income 488 1,255 1,543 4,770
Income before income taxes 42,312 34,480 117,544 102,230
Income tax provision  14,372 1,229  42,874  3,177
Net income $ 27,940 $ 33,251 $ 74,670 $ 99,053
Earnings per share:        
Basic $ 0.32 $ 0.34 $ 0.82 $ 1.03
Diluted $ 0.31 $ 0.33 $ 0.80 $ 1.00
Weighted average shares outstanding        
Basic 88,206 96,853 91,019 96,361
Diluted 90,127 99,674 92,846 99,521
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)    
  Mar. 31, 2011 Jun. 30, 2010    
(In thousands)        
Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable investment securities  $ 451,491  $ 488,382    
Trade receivables, net 46,436 47,801    
Other receivables 1,284 333    
Prepaid expenses 2,235 4,054    
Equipment and leasehold improvements, net 21,343 23,261    
Deferred tax assets 32,580 27,964    
Other assets 1,911 2,052    
Total assets  $ 557,280  $ 593,847    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $ 23,372  $ 27,466    
Uncertain tax benefits  9,448  8,800    
Stockholders' equity 524,460 557,581    
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 557,280  $ 593,847    
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