SOURCE: BASi (Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.)

BASi (Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.)

February 10, 2012 07:30 ET

BASi Reports Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Results

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - Feb 10, 2012) - Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BASI) (BASi) today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

For the three months ended December 31, 2011, revenue decreased 7.1% to $7,516,000 compared to $8,090,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2011. The net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was $1,491,000, or $0.21 per share, compared to net income of $310,000, or $0.06 per share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Cash flow from operations was $590,000 for this year's first quarter compared to $737,000 for the first fiscal quarter of 2011.

At December 31, 2011, BASi reported cash and cash equivalents of $2,412,000, total long-term obligations of $1,118,000, and shareholders' equity of $14,173,000, or $2.03 per outstanding share. Current liabilities at December 31, 2011 included mortgage debt of approximately $6,300,000 that matures in November 2012. The Company intends to refinance this amount in lieu of making balloon payments for the remaining principal balances. At September 30, 2011, cash and cash equivalents were $2,963,000, working capital was $526,000, total long-term obligations were $6,913,000, and shareholders' equity was $15,586,000, or $2.26 per outstanding share.

CEO Comments
"Revenue in the first quarter was below our expectations, primarily because of the delay of a large toxicology contract during the period. Together with the planned increase in staff and equipment associated with our capacity expansion program and new initiatives in support of our clients' drug discovery efforts, including the recently launched Discovery Center located in our headquarters facility in West Lafayette, this resulted in a sharp decrease in gross margin. During the first quarter, we also expanded the sales team for our European operations and increased our advertising and marketing spending as compared to the first three months of fiscal 2011, in line with our strategic growth plan. We do not expect any further increases in our cost structure in coming quarters and are exploring ways to reduce operating costs in the future. We believe that the investments we already have made in our laboratory capabilities and capacity, corporate infrastructure, and marketing program will support higher revenue beginning in the current quarter," said President and CEO Tony Chilton.

Dr. Chilton added, "New drug discovery and development rely increasingly on outsourcing. We are taking advantage of BASi's more than 35 years of contract research experience to expand our business with the growing population of small biotech and pharmaceutical companies that have become a major force in new drug discovery, even as we build our historically close relationships with major pharmaceutical clients. In the first quarter, we invested to develop our capabilities to attract and deliver on profitable new business we are aiming for going forward. We are confident that this is the right strategy to grow our company and increase value for our shareholders."

Earnings Conference Call
BASi has scheduled a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EST this morning to discuss its results for the quarter. To participate in the call, dial 866.383.8009, passcode #52616162 five minutes before the start of the call. A simultaneous webcast may be accessed from the Investors tab at The webcast will be available for replay after 2:00 p.m. EST at this same Internet address. For a telephone replay, dial 888.286.8010, passcode #91679385 after 2:00 p.m. EST.

About Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.
BASi is a pharmaceutical development company providing contract research services and monitoring instruments to the world's leading drug development companies and medical research organizations. The company focuses on developing innovative services and products that increase efficiency and reduce the cost of taking a new drug to market. Visit for more about BASi.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to changes in the market and demand for our products and services, the development, marketing and sales of products and services, changes in technology, industry standards and regulatory standards, and various market and operating risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


(In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
December 31,
2011 2010
Service revenue $ 5,611 $ 6,143
Product revenue 1,905 1,947
Total revenue 7,516 8,090
Cost of service revenue 5,256 4,668
Cost of product revenue 778 706
Total cost of revenue 6,034 5,374
Gross profit 1,482 2,716
Operating expenses:
Selling 998 685
Research and development 178 112
General and administrative 1,608 1,381
Total operating expenses 2,784 2,178
Operating income (loss) (1,302 ) 538
Interest expense (189 ) (235 )
Other income -- 7
Income (loss) before income taxes (1,491 ) 310
Income taxes -- --
Net income (loss) $ (1,491 ) $ 310
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustment (1 ) (16 )
Comprehensive income (loss) $ (1,492 ) $ 294
Basic net income (loss) per share $ (0.21 ) $ 0.06
Diluted net income (loss) per share $ (0.21 ) $ 0.06
Weighted common shares outstanding:
Basic 6,946 4,915
Diluted 6,946 4,981
(In thousands, except share amounts)
December 31, September 30,
2011 2011
Assets (Unaudited)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,412 $ 2,963
Accounts receivable:
Trade 3,353 4,073
Unbilled revenues and other 1,263 1,116
Inventories 1,862 1,636
Refundable income taxes 6 --
Prepaid expenses 501 585
Total current assets 9,397 10,373
Property and equipment, net 20,751 20,399
Goodwill 1,383 1,383
Intangible assets, net 46 54
Debt issue costs 48 75
Other assets 60 62
Total assets $ 31,685 $ 32,346
Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 2,643 $ 1,764
Accrued expenses 1,901 1,762
Customer advances 3,591 3,571
Income tax accruals 16 56
Revolving line of credit 1,253 1,346
Current portion of capital lease obligation 601 613
Current portion of long-term debt 6,389 735
Total current liabilities 16,394 9,847
Capital lease obligation, less current portion 1,118 1,071
Long-term debt, less current portion -- 5,842
Shareholders' equity:
Preferred shares, authorized 1,000,000 shares, no par value:
2,135 Series A shares at $1,000 stated value issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011 and at September 30, 2011 2,135 2,135
Common shares, no par value:
Authorized 19,000,000 shares; 6,972,765 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011 and 6,945,631 at September 30, 2011 1,705 1,698
Additional paid-in capital 19,480 19,408
Accumulated deficit (9,197 ) (7,706 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 50 51
Total shareholders' equity 14,173 15,586
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 31,685 $ 32,346