SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MYGN) today announced results for its first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2012. Revenue for the first fiscal quarter increased 21 percent over the same period in the prior year to $133.4 million. First fiscal quarter earnings per diluted share were $0.36, an increase of 24 percent over the same period of the prior year.
"In what has historically been a challenging summer quarter, Myriad achieved record revenue and higher operating profits," said Peter D. Meldrum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Myriad Genetics, Inc. "We believe that our initiatives of growing existing tests and markets have fueled these strong financial results and we continue to be excited about the future potential contributions from our strategic directives of expanding internationally and launching new tests across a diverse set of major disease indications."
First Fiscal Quarter 2013 Results
Revenue from the BRACAnalysis® test, which represented 78.7 percent of total revenue in the first quarter, was $105.0 million, a 17 percent increase over the same period of the prior year.
Revenue from the COLARIS® and COLARIS AP® tests, which represented 9.1 percent of total revenue during the quarter, was $12.1 million, an increase of 26 percent compared to the same fiscal quarter of the prior year.
Revenue from the BART™ test, which represented 5.7 percent of total revenue during the quarter, was $7.6 million, an increase of 188 percent compared to the same fiscal quarter of the prior year.
Myriad's other molecular diagnostic tests contributed $2.6 million to first quarter revenue, an increase of 17 percent over the same period in the prior year.
Business Highlights during the First Quarter of Fiscal 2013
Fiscal Year 2013 Outlook
The Company has increased its expectations for fiscal year 2013 financial performance. Total revenue is now expected to be in a range of $570 million to $585 million, an increase from the original fiscal 2013 guidance of $550 million to $565 million. This level of revenue is expected to result in diluted earnings per share of $1.50 to $1.55, up from the original guidance of $1.44 to $1.48 per share. An important part of the Company's customer base in the Eastern United States has been affected by the recent severe storm. Although the impact of this event on the Company's future revenues is not yet determinable, it believes that the effect will be short-term in nature and the potential impact was considered in the revised fiscal year 2013 outlook. 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 first quarter financial results.
Conference Call and Webcast
A conference call will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss Myriad's financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2013. The dial-in number for domestic callers is (800) 354-6885. International callers may dial (303) 223-2680. All callers will be asked to reference reservation number 21607424. 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 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, 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's belief that its initiatives of growing existing tests and markets has fueled its financial results and its continued excitement about the future potential contributions from the Company's strategic directives of expanding internationally and launching new tests across a diverse set of major disease indications; the ability of the HRD test to identify cancer patients who have a high likelihood of responding to platinum drugs as well as PARP inhibitors; the Company's fiscal year 2013 financial guidance under the caption "Fiscal Year 2013 Outlook;" the impact of the recent severe storm affecting the Eastern United States on the Company's financial guidance;
and the Company's strategic directives under the caption "About Myriad Genetics". These "forward-looking statements" are management's present 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 described in the forward-looking statements. These risks 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 tests and any future tests are terminated or cannot be maintained on satisfactory terms; risks related to delays or other problems with operating our laboratory testing facilities; risks related to public concern over our 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; the development of competing tests and services; the risk that we or our licensors may be unable to protect the proprietary technologies underlying our tests; the risk of patent-infringement claims or challenges to the validity 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 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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