SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MYGN) today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. Revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter increased 31 percent over the same period in the prior year to $174.1 million. Fiscal fourth quarter earnings per diluted share (EPS) were $0.53, an increase of 58 percent over the same period of the prior year.
"Myriad had an exceptional fourth quarter and delivered strong financial results in fiscal 2013 by successfully growing our existing businesses, and I am proud of the entire Myriad team," said Peter D. Meldrum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Myriad. "We are investing for future growth and expect to launch three exciting new tests in fiscal 2014, including myRisk Hereditary Cancer™, myPath Melanoma™, and myPlan Lung Cancer™, all of which address significant unmet clinical needs. Additionally, we are engaging in several external collaborations, particularly in the area of companion diagnostics and personalized medicine that have the potential to deliver long-term value to our shareholders."
Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2013 Results
Revenue from the BRACAnalysis® test, which represented 74 percent of total revenue in the fourth quarter, was $129.6 million, a 19 percent increase compared to fiscal year 2012.
Revenue from the BART™ test was $18.8 million, a 310 percent increase over the same period of the prior year, and represented 11 percent of total revenue.
Revenue from the COLARIS® and COLARIS AP® tests were $14.5 million, an increase of 26 percent compared to the fiscal fourth quarter of 2012, and represented 8 percent of total revenue.
Revenue from Myriad's other molecular diagnostic tests were $3.1 million, an increase of 16 percent compared to the prior year, and represented approximately 2 percent of total revenue.
Fiscal Year 2013 Results
Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Targets
The Company expects fiscal year 2014 total revenue of $690 to $710 million representing 13 to 16 percent growth and diluted earnings per share of $1.87 to $1.94 representing 6 to 10 percent growth. Myriad's top-line guidance is consistent with expectations provided at its 2013 Analyst Day calling for low-to-mid, double-digit revenue growth. Our EPS guidance takes into account a projected tax rate of approximately 40 percent in fiscal 2014; the commercial launch of three new molecular diagnostic tests including myRisk Hereditary Cancer, myPath Melanoma, and myPlan Lung Cancer; and an estimated $10 million in higher legal spending associated with recent patent infringement litigation. These projections are forward looking statements and 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 2013 fourth-quarter and full-year financial results.
Conference Call and Webcast
A conference call will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss Myriad's financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2013. The dial-in number for domestic callers is (800) 404-5245. International callers may dial (303) 223-2688. All callers will be asked to reference reservation number 21668391. 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 also will be available through a live Webcast at www.myriad.com.
About Myriad Genetics
Myriad Genetics is a leading molecular diagnostic company dedicated to making a difference in patients' lives through the discovery and commercialization of transformative tests to assess a person's risk of developing disease, guide treatment decisions and assess risk of disease progression and recurrence. Myriad's portfolio of molecular diagnostic tests are based on an understanding of the role genes play in human disease and were developed with a commitment to improving an individual's decision making process for monitoring and treating disease. Myriad is focused on strategic directives to introduce new products, including companion diagnostics, as well as expanding internationally. For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company's website: www.myriad.com.
Myriad, the Myriad logo, BART, BRACAnalysis, Colaris, Colaris AP, Melaris, myPath Melanoma™, myPlan Lung Cancer™, myRisk Hereditary Cancer™, TheraGuide, Prezeon, OnDose, Panexia and Prolaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Myriad Genetics, Inc. in the United States and foreign countries. MYGN-F, MYGN-G
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 investing for future growth and launching three new tests in fiscal 2014, including myRisk Hereditary Cancer™, myPath Melanoma™, and myPlan Lung Cancer™; the Company engaging in several external collaborations, particularly in the area of companion diagnostics and personalized medicine, that have the potential to deliver long-term value to the Company's shareholders; AstraZeneca conducting multiple Phase III studies of olaparib in collaboration with the Company for a variety of cancers including breast, ovarian, lung and gastric cancer; the Company assessing BRCA status in patients to be enrolled in two separate Phase III clinical studies of Tesaro's PARP inhibitor, niraparib; the Company
collaborating with DaVita Labs on a research program designed to discover novel protein biomarkers to predict vascular access closure in dialysis patients; approximately 375,000 dialysis patients in the United States potentially benefiting from a diagnostic test in the area of vascular access closure; the Company launching myRisk Hereditary Cancer, a 25-gene panel covering six major cancers (breast, colon, ovarian, pancreatic, uterine cancer, and melanoma) offering patients the most comprehensive hereditary cancer testing available; the Company initiating the early-access commercial launch of myRisk Hereditary Cancer in September 2013; publication of the data relating to myPath Melanoma at the American Society of Dermatopathology in October; the Company presenting data from the validation study for
myPlan Lung Cancer this fall at a major medical meeting; the Company launching myPath Melanoma and myPlan Lung Cancer in fiscal year 2014; the Company's fiscal year 2014 financial guidance under the caption "Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Targets"; and the Company's strategic directives under the caption "About Myriad Genetics". 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 tests and companion diagnostic services may decline or will not continue to increase at historical rates; risks
related to changes in the governmental or private insurers reimbursement levels for our tests; the risk that we may be unable to develop or achieve commercial success for additional molecular diagnostic tests and companion diagnostic services in a timely manner, or at all; the risk that we may not successfully develop new markets for our molecular diagnostic tests and companion diagnostic services, including our ability to successfully generate revenue outside the United States; the risk that licenses to the technology underlying our molecular diagnostic tests and companion diagnostic services 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 tests in particular; risks related to regulatory requirements or enforcement in the United States and foreign countries and changes in the structure of the healthcare system or healthcare payment systems; risks related to our ability to obtain new corporate collaborations or licenses and acquire new technologies or businesses on satisfactory terms, if at all; risks related to our ability to successfully integrate and derive benefits from any technologies or businesses that we license or acquire; risks related to increased competition and the development of new competing tests and services; the risk that we or our licensors may be unable to protect or that third parties will infringe the proprietary technologies underlying our tests; the risk of patent-infringement claims or challenges to the validity
of our patents; risks related to changes in intellectual property laws covering our molecular diagnostic tests and companion diagnostic services and patents or enforcement in the United States and foreign countries, such as the Supreme Court decision in the lawsuit brought against us by the Association for Molecular Pathology et al; 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 most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K 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.
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