SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) today announced financial results for its fiscal first-quarter 2017, provided an update on recent business highlights, maintained its fiscal year 2017 financial guidance and issued fiscal second-quarter 2017 financial guidance.
"We were pleased with the first quarter as our hereditary cancer business returned to more normal volume trends, and we secured important endorsements from physician networks representing 70 percent of community oncologists in the United States," said Mark C. Capone, president and CEO of Myriad. "In addition, our newest tests, Genesight®, EndoPredict®, and Prolaris® all exceeded 50 percent growth rates, and we successfully completed PARP inhibitor studies with the first prospective validation of myChoice® HRD and an additional validation for BRACAnalysis CDx™. We remain committed to transforming Myriad into a larger and more diversified personalized medicine company and delivering upon our five-year strategic goals."
Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Second-Quarter 2017 Financial GuidanceBelow is a table summarizing Myriad's fiscal year 2017 and fiscal second-quarter 2017 financial guidance:
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 details on its business outlook during its conference call today to discuss the fiscal first-quarter financial results and fiscal year 2017 and fiscal second-quarter 2017 financial guidance.
Conference Call and WebcastA conference call will be held today, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss Myriad's financial results for the fiscal first-quarter, business developments and financial guidance. The dial-in number for domestic callers is (800) 735-5968. International callers may dial (312) 281-1210. All callers will be asked to reference reservation number 21819980. 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 along with a slide presentation will also will be available through a live webcast at www.myriad.com.
About Myriad GeneticsMyriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics. Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs. Myriad is focused on three strategic imperatives: maintaining leadership in an expanding hereditary cancer market, diversifying its product portfolio through the introduction of new products and increasing the revenue contribution from international markets. 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, EndoPredict, myPath, myRisk, Myriad myRisk, myRisk Hereditary Cancer, myChoice, myPlan, BRACAnalysis CDx, Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx, myChoice HRD, Vectra and Prolaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Myriad Genetics, Inc. or its wholly owned subsidiaries 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 hereditary cancer business returning to more normal volume trends; transforming the Company into a larger and more diversified personalized medicine company and delivering upon the Company's five-year strategic goals; the percent of revenue under long-term contract and the percent of insurance plans in network; the Company's submission of its first module to the FDA for myChoice HRD; the Company's expectation that results of an EndoPredict study evaluating the ability of the test to predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy will be presented in calendar year 2017; the Company's second-quarter revenue guidance of $188 to $190 million, adjusted earnings per share of $0.23 to $0.25, and diluted earnings per share guidance of $0.06 to $0.08, and the Company's reiterated fiscal full year revenue guidance of total revenue of $740 to $760 million, adjusted earnings per share guidance of $1.00 to $1.10, and diluted earnings per share guidance of $0.34 to $0.44, as further discussed under the caption "Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Second-Quarter 2017 Financial Guidance"; 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 described or implied 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 pharmaceutical and clinical services may decline or will not continue to increase at historical rates; risks related to our ability to transition from our existing product portfolio to our new tests; risks related to changes in the governmental or private insurers' reimbursement levels for our tests or our ability to obtain reimbursement for our new tests at comparable levels to our existing tests; risks related to increased competition and the development of new competing tests and services; the risk that we may be unable to develop or achieve commercial success for additional molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services in a timely manner, or at all; the risk that we may not successfully develop new markets for our molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical 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 pharmaceutical and clinical 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, including but not limited to our acquisition of Assurex, Sividon and the Clinic; risks related to our projections about the potential market opportunity for our products; 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 pharmaceutical and clinical 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; the risk that we may be unable to comply with financial operating covenants under our credit or lending agreements; the risk that we will be unable to pay, when due, amounts due under our credit or lending agreements; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in Item 1A of our Annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, which has been 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.
Statement regarding use of non-GAAP financial measuresIn this press release, the Company's financial results and financial guidance are provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) and using certain non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that presentation of operating results using non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplemental information to investors and facilitates the analysis of the Company's core operating results and comparison of operating results across reporting periods. Management also uses non-GAAP financial measures to establish budgets and to manage the Company's business. A reconciliation of the GAAP financial results to non-GAAP financial results is included in the attached schedules.
Following is a description of the adjustments made to GAAP financial measures:
The Company encourages investors to carefully consider its results under GAAP, as well as its supplemental non-GAAP information and the reconciliation between these presentations, to more fully understand its business. Non-GAAP financial results are reported in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP for Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal First-Quarter 2017 Financial Guidance
The Company's future performance and financial results are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from guidance set forth below. Some of the factors that could affect the Company's financial results are stated in the safe harbor statement of this press release. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results are included under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in Item 1A in the Company's 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 the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K.
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