SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN, “Myriad” or the “Company”), a global leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, today announced financial results for its fiscal first-quarter 2019, provided an update on recent business highlights, revised its fiscal year 2019 financial guidance and provided fiscal second-quarter 2019 financial guidance.
"Earnings during the quarter exceeded expectations based upon strong hereditary cancer and new product volume growth,” said Mark C. Capone, president and CEO, Myriad Genetics. “Late in the quarter we identified two issues that impacted revenue for GeneSight® and prenatal testing and as a result we have revised revenue guidance for fiscal 2019. We view these issues as transitory and given the progress on profitability, earnings guidance for the fiscal year remains unchanged. As we realize synergies from the Counsyl acquisition, continue to grow new product volumes, and secure additional new product coverage decisions, we expect revenue growth and profitability to further accelerate.”
The following table summarizes the financial results for the fiscal first-quarter 2019:
• Hereditary Cancer
• Prenatal Testing
• myPath® Melanoma
• Companion Diagnostics
Fiscal Year 2019 and Fiscal Second-Quarter 2019 Financial GuidanceBelow is a table summarizing Myriad’s revised fiscal year 2019 and fiscal second-quarter 2019 financial guidance:
Myriad’s fiscal year 2019 and fiscal second-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings per share guidance excludes the impact of stock based compensation expense, non-cash amortization associated with acquisitions and certain non-recurring expenses. 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 the conference call today and discuss the fiscal fourth-quarter financial results and fiscal year 2019 financial guidance.
Conference Call and WebcastA conference call will be held today, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss Myriad’s financial results for the fiscal first-quarter, business developments and financial guidance. The dial-in number for domestic callers is 1-800-672-8962. International callers may dial 1-303-223-4363. All callers will be asked to reference reservation number 21897521. 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 five strategic imperatives: building upon a solid hereditary cancer foundation, growing new product volume, expanding reimbursement coverage for new products, increasing RNA kit revenue internationally and improving profitability with Elevate 2020. 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, myPath, myRisk, Myriad myRisk, myRisk Hereditary Cancer, myChoice, myPlan, BRACAnalysis CDx, Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx, myChoice HRD, EndoPredict, Vectra, GeneSight, riskScore Prolaris, ForeSight and Prelude 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 StatementThis 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 ability to become a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering diagnostics; the Company’s expectation that the issues impacting revenue for Genesight and prenatal testing are transitory; the Company’s ability to realize synergies from the Counsyl acquisition, continue to grow new product volumes, and secure additional new product coverage decisions, the Company’s ability to accelerate revenue growth and profitability; the Company’s expectation regarding acceptance of the landmark GUIDED study in the fiscal second quarter of 2019; the Company’s expectation that results of a study demonstrating the minimally important difference in Vectra scores in Clinical Rheumatology will form the basis of the future Vectra medical management tool on the test report; estimates of additional covered commercial lives as a result of the positive coverage decision by Blue Shield of California for Prolaris; the Company’s fiscal year 2019 and fiscal second-quarter 2019 financial guidance for revenue, GAAP diluted earnings per share, and adjusted earnings per share under the caption “Fiscal Year 2019 and Fiscal Second-Quarter 2019 Financial Guidance”; and the Company’s strategic imperatives 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 the Company’s existing molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services may decline or will not continue to increase at historical rates; risks related to the Company’s ability to transition from its existing product portfolio to its new tests; risks related to changes in the governmental or private insurers’ reimbursement levels for the Company’s tests or the Company’s ability to obtain reimbursement for its new tests at comparable levels to its existing tests; risks related to increased competition and the development of new competing tests and services; the risk that the Company 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 the Company may not successfully develop new markets for its molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services, including the Company’s ability to successfully generate revenue outside the United States; the risk that licenses to the technology underlying the Company’s 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 the Company’s laboratory testing facilities; risks related to public concern over the Company’s genetic testing in general or the Company’s 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 the Company’s ability to obtain new corporate collaborations or licenses and acquire new technologies or businesses on satisfactory terms, if at all; risks related to the Company’s ability to successfully integrate and derive benefits from any technologies or businesses that it licenses or acquires, including but not limited to the Company’s acquisition of Counsyl, Assurex, Sividon and the Clinic; risks related to the Company’s projections about the potential market opportunity for the Company’s products; the risk that the Company or its licensors may be unable to protect or that third parties will infringe the proprietary technologies underlying the Company’s tests; the risk of patent-infringement claims or challenges to the validity of the Company’s patents; risks related to changes in intellectual property laws covering the Company’s 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 the Company may be unable to comply with financial operating covenants under the Company’s credit or lending agreements; the risk that the Company will be unable to pay, when due, amounts due under the Company’s credit or lending agreements; and other factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” contained in Item 1A of 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.
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 2019The 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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